Pharmaceuticals: Pros & Cons

Ask Dr. Nandi - Talk Show
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Episode Overview:

Dr. Nandi invites a patient, pharmacist, lawyer and legislator to explain the inflated costs of pharmaceuticals. Americans spent a record 374 BILLION dollars on pharmaceuticals in 2014. On average every American pays $1,000 per person, per year on pharmaceuticals. The amount of families who have spent more on prescriptions in a year than the average household income in the United States has jumped 63 percent since 2013.  A shocking one in five U.S. adults do not fill their prescriptions or have skipped doses because of the costs of medicines. High pharmaceutical prices are due to research and development in science and technology. In addition, that hefty price tag funds new innovative medicines and complex diseases, which have led to miracle breakthroughs in the medical field.

Guests Include:

Brian Mahany, Whistleblower Lawyer