$295??? They're kidding right?

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Since I've been doing so well on the med. that the rheumatologist gave me samples of (if you don't count the part about it making me goofy), she gave me a full prescription for it today.
    We get to the pharmacy with the Rx 45 minutes before they closed and the pharmacist said she was swamped and couldn't fill it today. She said she would fill it first thing in the morning and offered to give me six capsules to last until tomorrow night. I agreed, so she handed me the original bottle the med. comes in; with the pharmacy's price tag still attached.
    $294.95 for a month's supply!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
    Thank goodness I have Rx drug insurance, but I really feel sorry for the folks that can't afford it. As it is, I'm sure my insurance company is going to hate me tomorrow.

    ***PLEASE don't turn this thread into an argument about politics and policies. I'm just venting at how ridiculous drug costs are***
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    My brother suffers (literally) from really bad cystic acne. His medications cost over $500 a month. Thank goodness he has insurance with a $15 copay.
  3. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    I take one med that is around $600 for one month. Thank god I have good insurance. I feel sorry for those who have no insurance, especially the elderly.
  4. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    southwest Virginia
    I just bought 10 antibiotic today my cost was 70 dollars and insurance paid the other 280 that is crazy
  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Rx costs are outrageous. My parents have mcr and a drug plan but they still are high. My dad's one eye drops for glaucoma were close to $200 for a little tiny bottle and my mom's heart meds are unbelievably high. I feel sorry for those who have to choose meds over food each month. It's so sad. I'm trying to talk our local pharmacy into setting up a dummy account where we can donate money to those who cannot normally afford their meds. I wish more companies would put a person's health over the almighty dollar. [​IMG]
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I take a med that's $355 a month and there's another they want to put me on that will be an additional $500. We have no insurance right now so I politely said no to it.
  7. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Mr. Saddi #2 spent $800 a month on insulin and other meds for his diabeties complications. Sadly he had a reaction while driving, and is no longer with us.
  8. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    My moms husband has many rx's he has to take each day one is $24.00 a day thats $720 for 30 days!!! Talk about crazy!!
  9. citrusdreams

    citrusdreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    The next time you provider gives you a prescription for a med that is not covered by your insurance, or is still too expensive with insurance, ask them for an alternative, a generic, or samples from their office. Many doctor office's have many samples in the back. Don't hesitate to ask for it, that's why they're there. Your providers are so busy that they probably forget to ask or assume your insurance makes it affordable.
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    When I was taken chemo, I took pills to keep from getting sick.

    THREE PILLS COST 700.00 had three pill after each treatments.
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