Say no to prescription price setting
Editor, When I was a teenager, I began experiencing a range of strange symptoms. I would randomly be struck by waves of fatigue, dizziness, body tremors and headaches so strong that I would be confined to bed for days at a time.
And to make matters worse, my doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me. But finally, a cardiologist finally was able to diagnose me with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS. It was a relief to have some answers. To help manage my symptoms, I have tried countless medications, treatments, therapies, and procedures. While some options have helped years later, nothing has alleviated my symptoms entirely. Knowing that I may have to deal with this condition for the rest of my life is exhausting and disheartening.
But I am hopeful that a breakthrough or cure could be found someday.
This hope is only going to become a reality if our lawmakers in Washington support the research efforts of our nation’s pharmaceutical industry and not pass legislation that could limit treatment development.
I have yet to find a treatment option that works for me, and I fear I never will if the government places undue regulations on the researchers and scientists who create new treatment options.
Congress must say NO to prescription price setting.
Sincerely, Shelby St. Pierre