Environmental Protection Agency

Save BIG on Medicaid, Medicare, and FEHB Drug Costs

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 »

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Department of Homeland Security

End Prohibition on Drugs

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 »

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Legislative Branch

Reduce Prison Population

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 »

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Better dispensing of prescriptions

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.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Legalize all Drugs

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 »

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Department of Defense

Create Electronic Drug Info Website to Eliminate Paper Copies of

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.

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Department of Health and Human Services

1) Eliminate the need for prescription medicines to treat common

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 »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Enact Confict of Interest Laws for Medical Practioners

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 »

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