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Drug profits sky-‘high’

I went to a pharmacy to purchase flu pills.

I don’t go to the doctor, because I will get a prescription for a cheap, generic drug that is useless. The pharmacist said this everyday pill was restricted. I said I didn’t want morphine, just a painkiller, which is on sale at half the price in every chemist in the UK. I was about to leave when she took the pills from under the counter, and the ‘drug deal’ was done.

I laughed to myself. I felt as if I was an addict who had scored down a lane-way, except that would have been much cheaper. We are being screwed by sky-high health costs for little pills that cost nothing to make. To justify these profits, they pretend we are getting a restricted magic pill. Notice pharmacies sprouting up all over the place?

Wonder why? Why, they are good Samaritans wishing to help the poor and needy. Big pharma, big profit. From now on, it’s supermarket brands for me.

Anthony Woods

Ennis

Co Clare


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