The cost of medications keeps rising at astronomical rates. Drug companies are raising their prices up to 2000% plus. Insurance companies are then forced to raise their rates and you get stuck with the bill. And if that isn’t enough we now have clinical trials that support combination medication regimens as more effective. The latest coming from the Wall Street Journal article on combination drug therapies for cancer. Drug manufacturers are co-marketing these combinations. Many regimens run in the six digit range.
Healthcare has become a business and the government is not doing a lot to curtail it, so isn’t it about time that we focus on prevention? Lets take a good look at a few countries and their cultures. What is it about their lifestyle that leads to good health? Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica are a few that have the oldest and healthiest people.
What habits do we need to change? How do we change them?
Answering these questions will lead us down the path to good health. It may take more effort and time but it would cost a lot less. It is up to each and every one of us to change the business of healthcare.