With prescription drug prices rising rapidly, Americans plead with lawmakers for help as manufacturers brace for a fight
The skyrocketing premiums a majority of Americans face for their health insurance in 2017, along with a diminishing choice of care, are dominating headlines — and rightly so. Yet access to the prescription drugs we need and the prices we pay for them are perhaps of most concern.
“Almost every pharmacist in the country has seen customers who have to choose between medication and food,” said Santo J. Leo, CEO of MailMyPrescriptions.com in Boca Raton, Florida. “Pharmacies aren’t allowed, legally, to help these people pay for their medications because it’s considered a kickback. We need some real reforms to the system ASAP.”