Helping the Elderly
... Study Scenario: Helping the Elderly Sarah and Robert, a retired couple in their seventies, have an annual income of about $21,000 a year. Sarah is being treated with drugs for heart disease (Adalat, Altrace, Atenolol, Nitrostat, and Zocor), and diabetes (Glyburide), Robert for gout (Allopurinol, Colchicine), blood pressure (Atenolol), anxiety (Alprazolam), and heartburn (Prilosec). Together they spend about $6,500 a year on their drugs, or almost a third of their annual income.
24th march 2007
Briefly describe the basic problem addressed in the case study.
The Basic problems in this case study are
The prescription drug prices are high.
This becomes a moral issue when ...