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Letter: Hello, anyone there?

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor
Deseret News

Gov. Herbert, Sen. Lee, Sen. Romney, congressmen: help.

Who is trying to lower our prescription drug costs? Anybody? There is talk about it, but nothing seems to get done.

The price some of "Big Pharma" is charging for medicines is not only outrageous, it is criminal. What are the wages some of the CEOs are drawing?

Case in point: My doctor recommended Januvia to help lower my A1C. My share for 30 pills was $135. That works out to $4.50 per pill. Then guess what the pharmacist said. "By the time your insurance kicks in that will be $9.00 per pill." By that time I almost needed a sedative.

Then I went to pay for my insulin. One tiny bottle of Humalog and an equally small bottle of Lantus were $90 each. Though they are refillable, I will have to pay that amount each time I go in. I am a retired school teacher on a fixed income.

One final thought: What do poor people that have no insurance do?

Earl Elmont

Pleasant Grove