In a move that could help the government trim its burgeoning health care costs, the Food and Drug Administration may soon permit Americans to obtain some drugs used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes without obtaining a prescription.
The FDA says over-the-counter distribution would let patients get drugs for many common conditions without the time and expense of visiting a doctor, but medical providers call the change medically unsound and note that it also may mean that insurance no longer will pay for the drugs.
Run this river upstream, and the inference is easy — If you force a drug to be prescription-only, it makes it more expensive.
Which means all the cops and sheriffs running around here wanting pseudo-ephederine to be prescription-only want to make it more expensive. You don’t think someone will me making that money, do you? The FBI should deploy a few forensic accountants to St. Louis to see what kind of bribes are being passed from certain health care industry concerns to these given officers of the law.