Re "Prices of new drugs tough to take," March 10
I understand the necessity for drug companies to recoup research and development costs. But in regard to a medication that can cure
This is unconscionable.
There is no defensible reason for this increase. I am soon to be 65 and I'm in a panic about Medicare coverage for my MS drug.
When your life depends on drug treatment, the "value" of that is priceless. If we are ever to reduce healthcare costs, the drug companies cannot have carte blanche to set price ceilings at whatever they can get.
Interestingly, the question of cost for these drugs came up right away: $6.3 billion to treat Californians with advanced
This rarely happens when, say, a new, expensive airplane for the military is brought up. How does this reflect American values?