We lost the war on drugs. Time for some payback.
Why are pharmacies labeling medications with their own expiration dates for prescription medications rather than using the expiration dates set by the manufacturer? Not standardizing the expiration dates increases the risk of setting expiration dates that are before or after the manufacturers. I have personally seen many instances where pharmacy's expiration dates are six months to a year BEFORE the manufacturer's expiration ...more »
We have naval ships cutting holes in the Caribbean ocean rights now looking for drug smugglers! I cannot even begin to fathom the cost it takes just to get one of these ships off the pier, cost of the vessel, fuel, paying the crew, training the crew, maintaining the ship, not to mention the risk involved with operating said ship. Our Navy should wage war, not chase drug smugglers. I use this as an example, there are dozens ...more »
It is a national embarassment that our "best" athletes are unable to compete internationally. By making our leagues sumbit to international testing it would remove questions about a product we export for billions of dollars a year. It would also spare us future congressional inquiries.
Putting people in prison is expensive. The US has more people in prison, by far that almost every other nation, yet for this investment, we don't have particularly low crime rates. What to do? Allow caining as an option for crimes. Let a person recieve 10 lashes rather than 10 years for example for certain crimes. This would save half a million dollars, for just one prisoner. Idea #2 I don't take illegal drugs because ...more »
Drugs are cheaper in Mexico, Canada, and most of the world. Many medical procedures are 10% of the cost in the USA. How can this be?
I suggest Medicare or Congress investigate the real value of the drugs and procedures. We should only pay fair market value.
If government dispensed drugs for individuals on government assistance programs, we could get a better price. The current system allows for decent profits for local pharmacies at the expense of the taxpayer.
This alone would end our budget crisis. The people that are using them use them already anyway illegally. Police could focus there time on more serious issues like murders and child molestors. I never have used drugs and still wouldn't if they were legal and I think a lot of people feel the way I do. Why shouldn't we legalize them tax them and the government makes money instead of these huge drug cartels all over ...more »
On all new prescriptions, pharmacy should ask if you want URL for electronic drug info or paper copy for those who don't have access to computer or who desire paper copy. Gov should create electronic data base of drug info that they now give patients in paper copy form. Most patients will choose electronic form and $Millions of dollars in paper cost will be saved annually.
Right now one gets paper copies of drug info when they get their prescription refilled. Paper copies should be provided on all NEW prescriptions, but NOT on every refill issued. This would save a lot of paper and cut costs!
Significant numbers of visits to Doctors’ offices are triggered by the need to obtain prescriptions for routinely needed medicines for common or chronic conditions, which administration are available as a common or self knowledge. Such legislation will eliminate making unnecessary visits to Doctors (and thus reduce cost of health care), encourage personal responsibilities and availability of self-care, and focus Doctors ...more »
Federal employees are barred from investing in stocks, etc. where they have even the appearance of a conflict. Congress should enact similar laws for medical practitioners. They should be barred (legally) from accepting benefits from Pharmaceutical companies that may influence their prescribing practices. Many physicians are likely to prescribe high cost new drugs because of compensation from the drug industry. The high ...more »