Last week, Pfizer voluntarily recalled three of their hypertension drugs, including Accuretic, due to nitrosamine levels in the medication. Nitrosamine is common and safe in low amounts, but the drug pushed people above the acceptable daily intake limit, which increased the risk of cancer down the road.
In a recent article in Yahoo Finance, ‘As President Biden eyes drug pricing, expert laments ‘failure of democracy’. The article states that 25% of Americans can’t afford their prescriptions and one-third have skipped a prescription due to cost.
Pharmacists have been a godsend to many people looking for healthcare during COVID as they stepped up during the pandemic to offer COVID testing and vaccinations, a departure from traditional healthcare delivery. It’s paid off. As of Jan. 12, retail pharmacies participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program have administered more than 215.9 million doses.
And, we are waiting…
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