Pharmaceutical companies have done well in many area by the consumer. But over all the one thing that stands out is: ‘there is coming to your corner’ a drug store. remember when every ‘good intersection’ had at least 2 major gas stations?
I honestly believe there was a time when the family doctor wanted to heal or cure you. Folks went to the doctor when they were really sick and in pain. The doctor's visit was something you could afford, or you could pay him a little as time went on, it was probably paid off before your next visit there.
Now I am not saying ALL DOCTORS, but many doctors DO NOT want you well enough to NOT DEPEND on them. I am not talking about serious life threatening problems, heart attacks, back (spine) problems, EYES, etc, But it seems to be as my neighbor in Missouri once said about Osteopaths, “Jack, my wife is head nurse at the Osteopath Hospital, and she feels that the O is becoming like the medical doctor, prescribe a pill, they’re now pill pushers.” That may or may not be so, but we Americans are sure buying a lot of PILLS.
What builds these beautiful architecturally ‘wonderful’ hospitals? What builds these many huge drug stores? PILLS!
Before his death, my friend Sonny was taking probably 20-30 different pills a day. He said, I would quit them, but I believe they are keeping me a live. He was probably right, he had serious medical problems.
What bugs me is the FOREVER PILL. Pharmaceutical CEO’s push for the development of the pill that one needs for the rest of their life. Presently the Statin is the major ‘FOREVER PILL’, once on it you stay on it for the rest of your life. The cost does not go down.
In reality I know R&D costs millions, but once those costs are recovered the drug cost should be lowered. I have read costs estimates of 5¢ to 25¢ per pill that sells for $5 to $50 each. Our medical costs are already into the sky. I just read where a friend looked at a detail of his surgery and the razor that shaved him in prep for surgery cost $240. DAT B some razor!
My Dr. has prescribed a statin for me. I have dropped it a couple times, and it upsets him no end.
I keep debating mine, do you have a forever pill?
I have sense enough to know there are folks who NEED medication. But does every child need a pill to calm them? Does every mother and dad need Valium in order to relax?
Mistakes are made….. Was this the Riviera Buick? Anyway it was a design mistake.
This was not bad looking car, the EDSEL, but it was produced at the wrong time, and could not sustain itself in sales.
(These are my novice opinions, I didn’t care much for the bob-tail caddy either)