Drugs And You

If you are a senior that has to take medications or a regular person the new year will bring us more expensive drugs…..something else to look forward to in this new year.

Big Pharma is set to screw the public again…..

Drugmakers including Pfizer Inc (PFE.N), GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK.L), Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY.N), AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.L) and Sanofi SA (SASY.PA) plan to raise prices in the United States on more than 350 unique drugs in early January, according to data analyzed by healthcare research firm 3 Axis Advisors.

The increases are expected to come as the pharmaceutical industry prepares for the Biden Administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which allows the government’s Medicare health program to negotiate prices directly for some drugs starting in 2026. The industry is also contending with inflation and supply chain constraints that have led to higher manufacturing costs.

The increases are on list prices, which do not include rebates to pharmacy benefit managers and other discounts.

In 2022, drugmakers raised prices on more than 1,400 drugs according to data published by 46brooklyn, a drug pricing non-profit that is related to 3 Axis. That is the most increases since 2015.

The median drug price increase was 4.9% last year, while the average increase was 6.4%, according to 46brooklyn. Both figures are lower than inflation rates in the United States.


You would think that elected representatives would care what is happening to their people….but I guess suitcases of cash carried by lobbyists has a a way of blinding the corruptible.

Be prepared for higher outlay for drugs in 2023.

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“lego ergo scribo”


New Year’s Day–2023

I apologize if I have missed anything important but my cold came back onto me and the first was a bad day…..hopefully things will soon get back to normal…..sorry I am a day late.

First I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year and hopefully all are well….

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Actually I am very happy to see 2022 in the rear view mirror….it was a year that I wanted to end and it seemed to go on and on…..why?

January 2022 my car died and had to bite the bullet and buy another.

March my son-in-law of 20 years died at age 50.

June we learned that Sue’s cancer had returned and she had to go through chemo all over.

July my A/C crapped out and had to spend thousands for a complete new system.

October Sue was given the news that her new surgery would be in January.

So as you can see it was not the best of years.

Enough of my problems….

I would like to thank all my regulars for the continuing visits and their loyalty and I appreciate their readership in the coming year.

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I sincerely hope that we all have a very happy year….and we all have a happy and prosperous New Year.

Be well and Be Safe….

“Lego ergo scribo”