Prescriptions: A Case Study

Improved Essays
Prescriptions are not affordable for some people because prescriptions are usually expensive. Pharmacist should lower down the prescription price because most people are struggling and not having the money for the medication that needs to be taken by those people. The good medication is not going to help most people if it’s not affordable. Cary Byrd from eDrugSearch says, “Medications are often cheap for people with insurance, but the average cost of prescription drugs without insurance can be expensive”.
For most people, they can’t afford a medical insurance because most insurance are also expensive,and does not cover all the medication that is needed, most people pay for medication on their own as out of pocket expenses. For example, cialis
…show more content…
Don Amerman from Accessrx says, “Cialis is not cheap because if you are told to get 10 mg dosage, you’ll have to pay around $41 per tablet”. Most people can't afford Cialis because it’s too expensive, and personal health insurance does not cover this kind of drug for people. Pharmacist needs to lower down the price of medications like cialis. Another example for a high price of medication is Alexion Pharmaceuticals Soliris is used to treat a certain blood disorder. This disorder can cause a decrease in red blood cells (anemia). It decrease the need for blood transfusions. The most expensive drug, it makes $409,500 a year. Ashley N. Lewis from Pharmacy Times says, “The acquisition cost of Soliris is $6,830 per 300-mg vial; the cost per dose would range between $6830 and $27,320, depending on dose and indication”. Medications like this can help a lot of people from having a blood disorder. Peter Lam from Medical News Todays …show more content…
Lupkin also gave 5 reason why medications are expensive. First, drug manufacturers in the U.S. set their own prices, and that’s not the norm elsewhere in the world, Countries with national health programs have government entities that either negotiate drug prices (Lupkin). The government or the pharmacist doesn't negotiate here in the US. Lupkin second reason is, we allow “government-protected monopolies” for certain drugs, preventing generics from coming to market to reduce prices. the patent system and paying large “pay for delay” settlements to generics manufacturers who sue them over these patents (Lupkin). The FDA takes a long time to approve generic drug. Thee FDA have led to delays of three or four years before generic manufacturers can win approval to make drugs not protected by patents (Lipkins). Sometimes, state laws and other “well-intentioned” federal policies limit generics’ abilities to keep costs down. Costs ran higher because pharmacists didn’t get patient consent and Medicaid had to pay for the costlier brand name drug even though a cheaper product was available (Lupkin). Last reason Lupkin stated is, Drug prices aren’t really justified by R&D. Fixing America’s drug problem won't be easy, and

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Due to the three percent reserve requirement elimination on non-transaction accounts at the end of 1990, it has roughly reduced the level of required reserve balances. Using the seven percent rate for federal funds as a proxy for the interest that could have been earned on these balances, the said cut in the reserve requirements had led to an increase of approximately $800 million in the yearly, pretax earnings of customers and their depositories. Almost the 2,500 depositories with vault cash that…

    • 128 Words
    • 1 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    often a patient fills their opioid prescriptions. This would work really well in an ideal world. However, we don’t live in an ideal world do we? No, absolutely not. The world we live in includes patients who often go to multiple pharmacies in order to fill multiple scripts for opioids. This is where it becomes tough for pharmacists to be able to effectively monitor how often a patient fills their scripts. This is especially true if a patient pays for the prescription out-of-pocket. What recommendations…

    • 141 Words
    • 1 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The reporting party (RP) stated there are at least two employees providing direct care that are not fingerprint cleared. One employee is named Jessica (Arroyos?) and the other employee's name is unknown. The RP disclosed the facility is administering expired medications to the residents. On one occasion a resident's medication was dropped on the floor, picked up and administered to the resident. The RP stated these medication errors are not documented or…

    • 73 Words
    • 1 Pages
    Decent Essays