Typically, prescriptions are given for 30-day periods, with an occasional extension of up to 90-days for travel and other conditions. This is done for various reasons, including controlling misuse and abuse of medications, ensuring patients are adhering to medical advice and following their doctors’ orders, and for other logistical reasons.
With a wide variety of health problems and concerns plaguing people, young and old, it’s unsurprising that so many of us struggle with access to quality medical care and even pharmacies.
We need all sorts of medications in our daily life. Some for chronic health conditions like blood pressure or diabetes, while others are for headaches, colds, and other sporadic health concerns.
With 28.9 million people in the U.S. being uninsured and lacking access to essential healthcare and medication, including prescription drugs, there’s a major problem that’s going unaddressed in our broken healthcare system. Despite goodwill and attempts to make medication and lifesaving drugs more affordable, there are miles to go.