Did you know that the majority of the medications we use today are derived from plants?
I think that is the one thing that surprised me most about prescriptions. When I studied medicinal chemistry in college, we spent months learning how common medications were made. It really helped educate me and understand why they are so expensive too!
For instance, I learned about an injection I had taken for many years. One of the ingredients in this injection was extracted from a very uncommon plant found only in one place. Not only was it a long process to extract that chemical from the plant, but it took hours of research and testing. Then years of manufacturing the product! I suddenly understood why that injection was thousands of dollars every month!
I have shared many aspects of having Rheumatoid Arthritis like how to stay in shape, how to stay active, nutritional studies and home workouts. I haven’t shared much about prescriptions with you, and I thought this was some great information to know! Especially if you take any type of medicines, even common ones.