To the editor:
It’s no wonder medical costs for Americans are so high and keep rising. The drug manufacturers continue to rip us off while Congress allows them to make billions.
I used to live in Indianapolis where Eli Lily is based. They’re being praised for reducing the price of Humalog, an insulin, from $329 to $140. In 1996, when introduced, it cost $21.
So after rolling back their 35 price increases on Humalog to sell it for $140, it will still be much higher than the $38 it sells for in Canada. I guess that’s one of the reasons Lily made a whopping $24.6 billion last year.
I keep trying to explain to my friends in Indianapolis why we have the most expensive health care in the world, but they keep sending the same Republicans to Congress.