There was a phone message on our office line from, “Tim Towers” a local pharmacist. Finally someone who cares about me! Except my pharmacist isn’t named Tim. So he’s not my local pharmacist. But he explains that he’s lived in the community and serviced it for 18 years.
His message is a request to my local politician to tell him not to cut ‘front line health care.’ (Thank goodness he tells me who my local politician is, cause I’m so out of it, I don’t know.)
I assume this has to do with the big controversy in this province about Pharmacists and generic medications. Since medication costs and getting the right medication affects us all, I’m going to take the time in the next few days to find out what’s going.
I’ll Blog about it on the weekend.
While generic medication and drug costs hot issues here, they’re big issues everywhere.
In the meantime, if someone wants to bring us up to speed, please explain what’s going on. I know it has something to do with Pharmacists substituting generic medications and somehow benefiting from it, but that it doesn’t apply to all Pharmacists.
And that at least one of the big Pharmacy Chains is saying they will be forced to cut their hours dramatically, no longer open till midnight, and so on, because of lost profits. While a Grocery Chain is saying they will extend their hours and open more Pharmacies in their stores.
So I’m not sure why generic medications, which should cost less, lead to lower profits?