In defense of the pharmaceutical industry

I got an interesting email today that really sounded like an urban legend, but
it seems that it wasn't. It's a good defense when you're talking to a statist
who doesn't think the drug companies are already regulated enough. It points
out that many of times when Grandma has to choose between paying for her heart
medicine or paying for her dinner, it's the pharmacist, not the drug company,
who is being greedy. (And, once again, the free market, including those
much-maligned "big-box" stores like Costco, comes to the rescue.)

Instead of forwarding the email, here's a link to the Urban Legends website
that contains a copy of the letter as well as some supporting information.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/generic.asp