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Why many generic drugs are becoming so expensive
- By Ameet Sarpatwari, JD, PhD, Contributing Editor
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In MY opinion, as I see it; and NO I have not researched it!
Fully understanding the overhead that may come with an individual pill. To say proper research of effect(s)…,production…, regulation compliance…, competition and marketing. Yes, con drive up price.
However; The consumer of an assigned medication by Dr. prescription, SELDOM questions the Dr.s authority. Yet skepticism has risen tremendously; (ie.) in kickback offers… ‘Supposedly’; the government has clamped down on this, but I believe proper follow-ups are not complied with for perhaps several reasons.
The side effects and lawsuits! The money put out on lawsuits is skyrocketing.
Every day; on the internet, TV, or other media you find a new drug coming out. The you see the side effects outweigh the intentions. Further on you may come across an add or statement about a drug telling you that “If you or a loved one…”, you may have a case! So now there is skepticism about the FDA.
Greed in the manufacturer of…; I can go on the internet and find the same drug way cheaper from another country. I can find a drug that has proven les side effects and proven cure cheaper. But being the FDA presents to them a tune of bureaucrat red tape, so to speak, the drug isn’t passed in the US.
I can go on and on with my skepticism… ; so I will bring this rant to a close to say;
The overhead is tremendous, and the regulations are improperly enforced.
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