Courier Newsroom: I’m an Emergency Room Doctor. The USPS Crisis Is a Life or Death Matter for Many.

By Dr. Owais Durrani


In Texas, and many parts of the U.S., older adults rely on the Postal Service for their daily medications. Before the pandemic, about 20% of Americans received prescriptions via mail. That number has only increased as COVID-19 forces many to continue staying home. Considering that Texas alone has over 3.5 million people over the age of 65, too many could be without vital drugs if the USPS can’t deliver on time. Reports from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which fills 80 percent of its prescriptions by mail, say that veterans have experienced significant delays in their mail-order prescription drugs. (Full article)

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