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Where is the patient's voice in the drug access debate?

Where is the patient's voice in the drug access debate?

In the midst of the ongoing debate about soaring drug prices, there is one voice that is too rarely heard — the patient voice. As the ones depending on these drugs each and every day, patients must be considered first and foremost. Who speaks for us? Certainly it isn't the insurers who fight filling our prescriptions for medications deemed vital by our doctors. Supposedly it is the job of the insurance companies to facilitate access to these medications, but that is not what is happening.

I can attest to this more than most: I am a psoriasis patient and have been sick most of my life. My...

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