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Brandon Kopper is a student at the Texas Tech University Health and Sciences Center School of Pharmacy and was a contestant in the 2013 Costs of Care Essay Contest.

A Difficult Pill to Swallow

Brandon Kopper | November 17, 2014
I am a pharmacy student and was recently sent home with a prescription to treat a very painful earache. I do not recall the name of the medication, but I do remember my reaction when I went to pick it up. I was shocked that the drug would cost me over two hundred dollars! I could not afford the medication, so I went home without it...