Generic forms of medication cost less, do the same job, and make it possible for so many in need to purchase them. Granted, pharmacy companies do spend billions in research annually. Yes, they spend years sometimes in research of just one medicine. And yes, the market is brutal for every company out there. However, on the other side of the coin are billions in profits earned every day. And what makes one wonder is if some of these drugs have been around for so many years and are derivatives of the base generic solution, why does it take so long for generic drugs to be prescribed. What logic, besides greed, do they have for charging hundreds of dollars for one single month supply?
There is nothing improper with making a dollar. There are countless reasons supporting free enterprise. If not for it existing our country would not be what it is today. As far as that goes, neither would the world economy thrive. This makes for a good argument. Yet, when elderly persons must choose between medicine or food, where is the logic there? Yes, many companies do dispense medications to those in need, and they should be praised for it. This act of philanthropy is noble and long over due.
Much is being done and millions are benefiting from it. Today's elderly and low income families can now receive the proper drugs and live longer healthier lives. Children get proper innoculations preventing illnesses and disease. We are better off for it. Hopefully the trend will continue. Hopefully the needs for medications will lessen. Until that day does arrive, what we need are more generic forms of medicine and continue help for those in need. Someday where greed once ruled generosity will.