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Prescription Costs and Humor

In April, I usually try to write a humorous column in honor of April Fool’s Day.  Humor is vital to my health, and I believe there is a national shortage of levity. Today I’m keeping my blog short. I’ll leave it to you to judge whether this is comedy or tragedy, keeping in mind that humor often follows tragedy.

The following comes from a cartoon by John Carr:

A man is picking up a prescription at his local drugstore. The pharmacist says, “The good news is…at a thousand dollars a pill, it only takes five pills to meet your deductible.”

Unfortunately, this is all too true…However, I can’t tell you how often I’ve seen patients get high quality help and reduction of prescription costs from programs such as NeedyMeds. If you are facing high drug costs, ask for help. In the meantime, apply humor. Laughter may not cure all ills, but it sure makes them more bearable.

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