Dad travels to Canada for son’s medicine that would cost $53K in U.S.

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Trump said his next major priority is lowering the cost of health care and prescription drugs. Americans spend more on prescription drugs than people pay in any other developed nation, an average of about $1,200 a year. For some, the cost is so high they're forced to take extraordinary measures, reports CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil. Jon Yeagley said his 21-year-old son has a condition that caused him to start losing his hair around the seventh grade. Only one treatment worked but the drug was not covered by Yeagley's health insurance. So every three months, he drives 6.5 hours to Canada to buy the medicine. “So right now, I'm paying $15,000 a year for this medicine, which costs in the United States $53,000 a year which I feel is at best, criminal,” Yeagley said. Read more here >>>

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