Kelley L. Murray

Used and abused by the pharmaceutical industry

Every dime the health care industry spends on themselves and their interests comes from us. Health care costs all of us.

As a recipient of the pharmaceutical companies and suffering from mental illness, I am outraged, as not only is the industry making money off of my illness but it also abuses my treatment.

Let me explain. I am essentially an experiment that is not reimbursed monetarily - as if the side effects are not enough.

Speaking for myself and my peers, we can't afford it and, in fact, we are literally suffering - emotionally, mentally, and monetarily - at the hands of the industry.

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