Thursday, March 24, 2011
politics of Multiple Sclerosis
"The health and safety of Canadians is of the highest importance, and we need reliable, national information on Multiple Sclerosis to help those diagnosed with MS and their health-care providers" … "It is political because there have been public demands for action here and the government is responding." Ottawa announces MS monitoring system to track disease patterns, treatments
South of the border here in the USA, “The prices of multiple sclerosis medicines have risen as much as 39 percent since last year … The prices may rise further ... analysts said in a Feb. 7 note to clients ... sees room for additional increases” U.S. Price Increases for MS Treatments
Almost as if an illustration for a modern version of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” Democrats light a birthday candle, “This is a very special month for us because one year ago we passed the historic Affordable Health Care Act, which has made a difference in the lives of the American people.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
One difference is true, a year ago the caption would have read House ‘majority’ leader. In the real world where cost of MS medications have skyrocketed, elections in between have demonstrated the confusion and dispute that continues. At least for ‘we the people’, Big Pharma has not missed a beat.
Locally a corner is accused of removing prescription medications from death scenes. While obviously innocent until proven guilty, the unaffordability of prescription medications in the US is a blank page just waiting to be written on.
“reliable, national information on Multiple Sclerosis” - Go Canada!
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
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