Prescription Drugs Are Not the Only Problem
In the United States we spend billions of dollars each year on health care products and supplies. This is a country with some of the most expensive health care products in the world and yet we still manage to spend less than half of the total budget on prescription drugs. We also spend billions more on hospital admissions and surgeries and if you add up all of those numbers you will see that the health care system in the United States is in desperate need of improvement. The fact is that the pharmaceutical companies are making billions of dollars in profits every single year and they have no incentive to lower their prices or produce more efficient health care products and supplies.
There are many health care products that are nothing more than glorified sugar pills. These are the prescriptions that people fill at the pharmacy and they cost an arm and a leg. You can’t even buy generic versions of these medications in the stores because they don’t have the billions of dollars needed to finance the production of them. So, instead of buying health care products that are nothing more than sugar pills, people are forced to turn to their doctors and the drugstore for their prescription drugs.
What does this mean for the consumer? Well, the pharmaceutical companies are able to dump their millions upon millions of tons of prescription drugs into the American market on an annual basis. This means that there is a huge demand for these drugs and a huge potential for abuse by those who shouldn’t be taking the drugs. If the medical community does not step in and curb the amount of prescription drugs that are being abused, it will continue to lead to an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and other serious health problems among our population.