Rising drug prices
Aug 14, 2019 | 4844 views | 0 0 comments | 538 538 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

I am very troubled over the rise of drug prices. More than 3,400 drugs have boosted prices in the first six months of 2019.

The average price hike is 10 percent, which is five times the rate of inflation, but 41 drugs boosted prices by 100 percent.

I'm 70 years old and my wife and I are both on Social Security and Medicare, plus supplemental insurance, and yet we struggle with drug increases. I'm working part-time to pay for some of these higher costs for my wife and myself.

A medication I have payed about $18 for the last few years is now $30.

I thought Congress was addressing this problem for the millions of Americans paying excessive prices for their medication?


Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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