Sunday, April 6, 2008
Recently, USA Today reported the results of a survey among Americans on their feelings toward drug companies, drug costs, and other cost related concerns. Conducted jointly by USA Today, Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health, the survey found that while Americans greatly value the prescription drugs benefits for their families, they believe the drugs cost too much and struggle to pay for needed medicines.
While the public values the drugs and the benefits they supply, they do not like what they charge and are suspicious of their motivation. Nearly eight in ten Americans say that the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable, and seven in ten say pharmaceutical companies are too concerned about making a profit and not concerned enough about helping people.
For more results from the survey,go to www.kff.org/kaiserpolls.