Phony “Free Market” for meds puts U.S. prices 300% above global median

Prescription drugs in the United States rank as the most expensive by a long shot, a report published this week has found, with the average cost of medications in the US exceeding the global median price by some 300 percent.

The study by digital healthcare provider Medbelle – based in the United Kingdom – reveals substantial differences in prescription drug prices around the world…

The index compares the affordability – or lack thereof – for the same drugs across 50 countries, showing how prices in each nation deviate from the global median.

” “The medications chosen for comparison span a variety of common conditions: from heart disease and asthma, to anxiety disorders and erectile dysfunction…”

“The average prices of both the brand compound and their generic versions were included in order to have a complete profile of each medication,” it added, saying that the dosage size was also normalised.

Read it and weep, sisters and brothers. I’d suggest asking your friendly neighborhood elected officials what their response is to this criminal state of affairs. But, first, I’d ask if they turn down the payola Big Pharma offers to just about every federal-level elected official. I wonder if anyone in Congress does?

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