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05-09-2019 02:27 PM
Drug companies are ripping off consumers big time. My brother-in-law works at a drug reasearch facility and he said most drugs cost 75% less than what these drug companies charge! Most drug development costs hardly anything, it is the patents these companies have to pay that makes them charge you $200 a pill,instead of $2. This is the biggest joke and the government should do something about it!
05-13-2019 10:16 PM
05-14-2019 09:50 AM
I think getting the price of the drugs down first is a good start. Then I guess you can call around to the pharmacys to find who has the best price.
(As far as what your insurance pays, lets get the prices down then worry about that). imo
@SeaGal I agree. So what we know the bloated prices. We've been gouged long enough,real change is lower prices.
05-14-2019 02:47 PM
I think it may turn out to be a good idea....people just watching these commercials hear "4000K" listed as the price and think WHAT? It may help people become truly aware of the outrageous drug manufacturer ripping sick people off! The more things are put in the sunlight the better I say.
I have found that using goodrx type coupons to get most of my scripts filled beats ALL the cheaper pharmacies. Even Costco and by alot! $40 on one of my scripts back when I was taking it. Now I am on different medication and same thing happened. Cheaper using goodrx then my insurance....$35.
My thyroid medication truly baffles me....all of them have been around a long long time...and yet they are very expensive! Again I compare all pharmacies plus have goodrx coupon with me and have them check my insurance with it 1st then go with the cheapest one for the same drug.
Some generics of thyroid medication don't work well but I can say that same thing about Armour now that they changed it years back....don't want that brand and it is so crazy expensive.
The shocking thing is over seas these drugs don't cost anywhere near as much....from what I understand alot of our medications are made over there too.
05-14-2019 03:57 PM
My gastro doc whom I’ve been seeing for well over thirty years prescribed Linzess for me. When my daughter went to pick it up, she called me to tell me it was over $200. I told her to forget it. I then called the doc and he got so mad at me that he instead prescribed 998 refills of prescription ranitidine (OTC Zantac). I would have to live two more lifetimes to finish that prescription!
I “got” his message though and haven’t been back to him since.
And if you ever ask a doctor how much a med will cost, most of them will say they don’t know. So I don’t know how much good it will be to try to figure out the cost, with all the variables.
05-14-2019 08:28 PM
05-16-2019 11:34 PM
(All of those intentional refills)
And 'No comment' right now.....
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