By Rodney Henderson

Notice all the ads on TV promoting all sorts of cures for psoriasis, diabetes, intestinal issues? What the ads don’t tell you is the cost of these drugs. I have started one for psoriasis and it will cost almost $1,100 per month!

Other drugs are even higher. I am a trustee on a Health Insurance Trust providing health coverage for over 10,000 families. The trust is spending almost one-fourth of the collected premiums on prescription medicines, much of which is for these “boutique” drugs.

The irony is that many of the physicians don’t realize the high costs of these medicines. Ask your doctor if they know the cost of what they are prescribing. Take control of your medications, ask questions, do research on what is going into your body and at what cost.

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