Mommy Greenest Approved: SIRUM Life Saving Medication Reform

life saving medicationMy family insurance hops. I’m self-employed, and my husband works in film production. When he’s accrued enough hours, we qualify for union insurance; otherwise, we try to find the best value for our family of five. This means that we change insurance about every six months.

And it wreaks havoc on our medications: The last time I went to the pharmacy to fill an antibiotic prescription, the pharmacist wanted to charge me $1,200. Twelve. Hundred. Dollars. Needless to say, we went without, until we could get another prescription for meds covered by our new insurance.

But my experience is not uncommon. According to SIRUM, a new non-profit that’s working to make life saving medication affordable, every year $5 BILLION worth of medications are wasted in America, while as many as 50 MILLION of us skip filling prescriptions because of the cost. SIRUM hopes to change all that. And I’m trying to help them take their mission to Congress. It just takes a minute. Will you help me?  [Read more…]