Prescription medication costs are completely out of hand and neither our doctors nor our elected officials are looking after our best interests as the American pharmaceutical industry continues to reap highly excessive profits. If the average consumer knew what they knew, we would pay a fraction of what we all pay for medications. When it occurred to me that my monthly cost for prescription drugs was almost $700, I decided to spend as much time as it would take to make certain there was not a cheaper way to get my prescriptions filled. What I found out changed my life and the lives of my family, employees and friends.
A couple of years ago, I had half of my left vocal chord removed due to acid reflux damage. My ear, nose and throat specialist told me I’d now have to use Nexium for the rest of my life and he handed me my prescription. My wife and I drove to the nearest pharmacy and she went in and bought the Nexium. While driving home, I asked how much it cost. She said, “$190.” I asked, “for 90 days?” She said, “no – for 30 days.” We spun the car around and went right back to the pharmacy. I walked in and told the pharmacist, “I want a generic, please.” He said, “no such thing!” I said, “take the pills and give me my money back. I’d rather die of acid reflux than from poverty!” I threw the prescription away. That night, I got very angry. I went online and got educated real fast. I spent about three or four hours doing the research. The next day, I went back to the doctor’s office and told the receptionist I wanted the prescription again as I was going to buy the generic. I did not tell her it’s name. When she came back with the new prescription, it had the name of the Nexium generic written on it (Esomeprazole). Can you believe it — the doctors don’t give a hoot what we spend. I’m not sure why. A doctor friend tells me it is because doctors simply don’t have the time to spend discussing with patients how to afford medications. But, I suspect the real truth is that if they told us what they knew it might slow down the steady parade of pretty, long- legged pharmaceutical reps from showing up in short skirts with briefcases full of free samples. If you have ever been in a doctor’s waiting room for more than fifteen minutes (who hasn’t?) you know what I mean. It’s the only thing I enjoy about going to visit my doctors. I digress!
So, what is our government doing to protect us from the gouging that is so apparent to us all? Our elected officials do nothing to protect us from the raping and pillaging of the pharmaceutical companies here in the US because they dearly love those free trips on private jets to exotic destinations for ‘health conferences.’ They also need the huge political contributions the pharmaceutical companies give them — from our pockets! It’s so bad, Medicaid patient’s prescriptions are usually filled with brand name drugs, even when generics are available. This costs we taxpayers many hundreds of millions a year. But, the doctors get their visits and the senators and congressmen continue to book rooms in the Caribbean with money from the pharmaceutical companies. And, we pay for it all!
Getting back to the point, if I were to do what most people are currently doing, I’d now be spending about $700 per month on prescription drugs. The research I did means that I now spend less than $100 per month. So, in spite of what our doctors and elected officials don’t do for us, there is a way to look after ourselves.
When considering the alternatives to paying the high costs of medications associated with buying them the traditional way, matters of equal importance to the savings are the legality and safety of the process one uses. As with anything that is done on the Internet, one has to be very careful to stay away from the unscrupulous that lie in wait for the less informed. And, they thrive in the discount drug industry. They are commonly referred to as cyber-doctors and are to be avoided at all cost. The key is, if they don’t require a legitimate, physical examination based, doctor written prescription, they are not legitimate.
You do not have to be held hostage by the American pharmaceutical industry. Through careful research, you do have alternatives. I have, after exhaustively researching this matter, reduced my prescription costs by 85%. Additionally, I am 100% confident that what I am doing is both 100% legal and absolutely safe. Should you be interested in learning my personal process, I have written an eBook that will have you achieving what I do within half an hour. Even those covered by insurance plans can realize savings in excess of 50% if they were to use the formula I offer in this ebook.
Whatever you choose to do, do something to look after yourself and don’t rely on your doctor or your elected officials to do it for you. For many, taking the initiative can be life saving, let alone life changing. Wishing you good health!