The Prescription Drug Price Tsunami – Are We Powerless?

Whether you go to see your doctor for a cure for the flu, joint pain or some other ailment that doesn’t quite having you feeling like your normal self, you usually leave the office with that familiar paper with illegible scribbling– another prescription. If you’re among the 48% of Americans who have at least one prescription, you’ve likely complained about the rising costs within the past few years, especially if you don’t have health insurance.

Saving money is tough in the U.S. economy right now, and the rest of the world could probably agree with that. Did you know that other countries outside of the United States are only paying a fraction of what we pay for prescriptions? Within a span of 10 years (from 1999 to 2009), the average cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. skyrocketed from an average of $485/year to a whopping $956/year (that’s about 97%!). So where is this money going? Let’s take a look at this infographic to get a better idea:

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Americans pay more for prescription drugs than anyone else in the world. Learn the truth behind these high prescription prices and how you can beat them.
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  1. A lot of this, not all, is the result of poor health habits/choices. If people would take better care of themselves they wouldn’t have to take as many drugs.

  2. No, we are not powerless. DD came home with the flu for Christmas – woo! hoo! Got out the fresh bottle of Star Anise Therapeutic Oil, put about 35 drops in an ounce of olive oil, rubbed on the bottoms of her feet with cotton ball, wrapped her feet in plastic wrap. She then covered her feet with slipper socks to hold it in place (though it probably was not necessary).

    About an hour and a half later, she declared, to her own astonishment, that she felt “remarkably better”! She was sold.

    Two (2) days later, she left with only sniffles and blowing nose. And, yes, she did have flu, we’re certain (kids gave it to her).

    Got mine off ebay; a 1/2 ounce bottle was about $5.00, including shipping. You will get 4-5 adult dosages from one small bottle like this. Mix it with any carrier (olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) but do not apply it “as is” to skin – it can damage the skin, full-strength. Cut the drops in half for a child, unless they are a large “child”.

    Star Anise and Anise are not the same; also, make sure it is pure therapeutic Star Anise oil. Smells like licorice, just so you know. (Don’t lick it – in case you’re tempted! 😉

    Star Anise is the active component in Tamiflu, and you don’t need a prescription like this (costs a LOT less, too!). It works!

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