Pharma Drug Side Effects Add Half a Trillion Dollars To National Healthcare – Vaxxter
In fact, side effects derived from pharmaceutical medications add a half a trillion dollars to our domestic annual healthcare cost. Researchers from the University of San Diego came up with the staggering estimates that add in yet another unscrupulous layer to big pharma.
How does this translate to the rest of us? Well, ironically, this means that medications covered by insurance are causing side effects which need to be treated by insurance. This means increased insurance rates and often times, overall elevated medical expenses. Drug side efffects translate into more visits to doctors and more follow up treatments or rehabilitation. Pharmaceutical drug side effects are so rampant, many people don’t even realize they have them. Its become the normal to feel unfocused and lethargic for many. But the ones who do make the connection are widespread.
The annual price burden to our healthcare system is $495.3 billion to $672.7 billion annually. On an individual basis, this means $2,481 per patient. This is classified both other medication failures and new issues stemming from the medication protocol originally prescribed.
For many, drug side effects can often result in death.