Friday, March 11, 2011

Crazy drug prices

I take a statin drug.  Costco sells the name brand version online for $519 for a 90 day supply.  Walgreen offers a generic version for $180 or $58 if you pay to subscribe to the Walgreen prescription drug plan.  Costco offers a 90 day supply for $11 online.  Today I purchased a 90 day supply of this same drug at a local Costco store for $6.

There is a difference of over $500 in the price of this drug between just these two stores.  In other words, the daily cost of this medication ranges from as little as 6 cents to more than $5.50 depending upon where I purchase the drug and whether I choose the name brand or generic.

No wonder the cost of health care is bankrupting the nation.

Don’t tell me this isn’t insane.

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