“My Baclofen went from $5 to $65 in 2015–I’m on Medicare and have been taking this medicine for 10 years for severe muscle spasms. This year generic Effexor (Venlafaxine) that I take for pain (have RA, Fibromyalgia, and Scoliosis) went from less than $10 to $45–there are times I simply cannot afford these generic drugs, that I’ve been on for years, and that were affordable. If the price of my other meds slowly hike up, I won’t be able to afford to take anything. As it is now, sometimes it’s a matter of do I eat or do I suffer muscle spasms for 12+ hours or debilitating pain. I’m on Medicare and Social Security Disability–I shouldn’t have to decide between eating or taking my meds.”
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