student

loans,payments,rent,food.
which to sacrifice to obtain medicine
sometimes i avoid the doctor. if i go, my meds are too expensive to pay for on a monthly basis.
my grandparents have moved to the states, and my grandfather last spring had a stroke. As a result he's paying for 4 brand name medications and 1 generic. the cost is over 500.00 and thats just monthly. Its ridiculous that medications cost soo much;i understand that drug companies need to make money from all the research done to bring these drugs to existence. However they have a 18 year patent and these heart medications are new, so it wouldnt be for quite some time before they would be available as a generic.

stephanie,oregon