Estimates suggest that the United States comprises up to 80% of total global medical innovation. This is because the U.S. has a unique lack of price regulation on drugs, allowing pharmaceutical companies to thrive. However, leaders across the political spectrum including Clinton, Sanders, and Trump have been proposing the implementation of price controls on the pharmaceutical industry to slow rising drug prices.
Whether you’re 15 or 80 years old, drugs can have a profound effect on a life. Drugs can be used in many amazing, good ways and can save lives, but they can also be used to destroy lives.
With the recent ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. healthcare system could change dramatically. The landmark bill that characterized the Obama Administration has suffered a serious blow, unless an appeal of the ruling is successful.