LTE: Candidates should address prescription prices

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     August 4, 2016

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Reno Gazette-Journal
Candidates should address prescription prices

August 4, 2016
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As the party conventions draw to a close and the general election begins, I look forward to hearing about issues affecting a majority of Americans. One such issue is the out-of-control prices of prescription medications and its effects on our healthcare system. It’s a shame that medications are so expensive that a cancer patient may have to declare bankruptcy from the price of treatment.

Recently, I chose to stop taking an anti-depressant I was prescribed because I cannot afford the price. Thankfully, I have successfully found alternatives to deal with the effects of depression. However, this is not the case for many average Americans with illnesses, whether it’s depression, HIV/AIDs, cancer and so on.

I desire to see all candidates, especially those representing us in Congress, offer competitive solutions to address skyrocketing prescription drug prices. They need to be reminded that thousands of Nevadans are suffering at no fault of their own from overpriced medications

Meghan Orloff, Carson City