08 May '11, 5pm

Designer Drug Deals: Pills + Tablets Make Healthy Gems | WebEcoist

Designer Drug Deals: Pills + Tablets Make Healthy Gems | WebEcoist

For most people, resorting to selling drugs would be a low point in life, not a way to cope with a difficult diagnosis and pay off medical bills. Susan Braig, however, is selling designer drugs for designer prices in order to dig herself out of a significant medical debt. And believe it or not, her newly-found profession is both perfectly legal and earning her some well-deserved attention from art lovers and jewelry buyers. (image via: LA Times ) When Susan Braig was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in 2004, she was in for a nasty surprise from her insurance company: they would not cover the bulk of her outpatient treatment. When she filled a prescription for her first round of medication, Braig was shocked to discover that the medications would cost her $500 out of pocket. Given their extortionate prices, she wondered whether the pills were, in fact, precious gems. (...

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