15 Tweets About America’s Prescription Drug Crisis

Written by Rebecca Farley | Posted September 10, 2020

Medication is expensive, especially if you don’t have insurance. Nearly eight in ten Americans find the cost of prescription drugs to be “unreasonable,” according to a 2019 Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll. Among people taking medication, 24% found it difficult to afford their current regimen.

Related: Why are drug costs in the U.S. so high?

As we monitor prices, we often come across consumers who cannot afford their current drug regimen. They’re everywhere: at your supermarket, at the bus stop, (obviously) at the pharmacy, you name it. But also, they’re on Twitter. They are replying to President Trump, asking him to lower drug prices. They’re tweeting at drug companies. Sometimes, they’re just chatting into the void, pointing out the absurdity of it all. I mean, aren’t we all?

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The prescription drug crisis can hide in plain sight: If you’re not currently taking any medication, you might not be aware that some people struggle to afford $400 pharmacy co-pays each month. (It happens!) Or that people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes average $5,705 a year in insulin costs -- not even health costs overall.

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Comments
Since trump been on that office, life saving drugs have soar 300 to 400%..medication i paid 2018 for $75 now $400.00, insulin i need, cant afford so i will either be on dialysis or dead soon..hate his lying foolish behind, he never brought down prices, he and the GOP have the pharmacy in their pockets.
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