Overpriced generics

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I recently was prescribed a drug by a specialist for a non-fatal but debilitating illness. I bought a three-month supply of the generic version, and the price was $3,150! Fortunately, I have Medicare Part D insurance, and my co-pay was reasonable and affordable.

Is it any wonder Medicare is bankrupting this country? The doctor told me that if this drug was too expensive to fill in the United States, he could recommend a much cheaper Canadian pharmacy.

Why don't our elected officials do something about negotiating the price of drugs for Medicare Part D? How can this generic drug price even be justified?

In order to get a handle on the ever-increasing Medicare budget, we need to start with the drug prices.

Gayle McLachlan

St. George