I’ll Take “War on Sniffles” for $800, Alex
In addition to the continued absurdity of escalating the War on Drugs Meth Sniffles by requiring a prescription for basic cold medicine, I’m pretty sure that this is a really good way of ensuring our health care costs go through the roof even more. So now, in order to treat one’s otherwise minor common cold in an increasing number of locales, one will need to go see their physician to obtain a prescription for Sudafed. Artificially increasing demand for health care services without increasing the supply by requiring prescriptions for basic medication for the most common of all ailments can’t possibly have any negative effects on systemic costs, can it? Perhaps Supply and Demand have filed for divorce?
H/T: Tony via Twitter.