Why Do We Have to Pay Off a Doctor to Buy Medicine?

The Pharmacist said he couldn’t fill my prescription for tetracycline; it wasn’t available and he didn’t know when it would be. The government had added more controls on medicines and of course, shortages were resulting. Tetracycline is one step past aspirin these days, why government had to intrude further left me bemused.

Why, with medical costs run amuck, do we have to pay a doctor for the privilege of buying medicine? A lot of the time, we know what we need. Why do we have to pay for a highly educated, super costly pharmacist to function as a sales clerk in every drugstore? We can buy all sorts of deadly things in hardware, paint, grocery, garden supply and other stores, often without any age limitation. Many common garden poisons are no less complex than a lot of medicine these days and a lot more dangerous.

We have just let the government set up a ruinously expensive cartel for which we pay through the nose both directly and with our taxes funding healthcare programs. Where’s the sense of that? Especially, when it interferes with the availability of such things as tetracycline. I hear the government is talking about taking control of over-the-counter medicines. If it does that, next time I visit the pharmacy, they’ll likely be out of aspirin…

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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