There are millions of Americans with illnesses and diseases who have no prescription insurance and no money. At best, they split pills and take a lower dose than what the doctor prescribed or they go without. You know Jay Pee. I think that our for-profit medical system is a disgrace. I believe that a pharmacy owner should make a really good living and that a good surgeon should make a lot of money. That’s not what I mean for-profit medical system. The for-profit that I object to are the PBMs and the medical insurance companies. They provide no medical care. I like single payer.
We are medical professionals and we have an ethical obligation to serve every patient, rich or poor, insured and uninsured. The poor people need their medicine, but they are not going to pay the going retail prices at American pharmacy outlets. There are plenty of drugs that do not sell for $4.00.
When I see that look in their eyes and they say, “I can’t afford that.” I will ask a number of questions. When I am reasonably assured that they really don’t have the money and that they really need the expensive drug, I suggest a Canadian Pharmacy. I know, I know. That doesn’t feel right, but this is the 21st Century. They are not going to buy the prescription in an American pharmacy. We do not lose a penny, but, trust me, I have gained a very loyal customer.
India, by the way, is not a good option. The Indian pharmaceutical industry is a world leader, but the counterfeit problem is as high as 20% according to some experts. Drugs from Canada are pedigreed. They are safe.