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Posted: 7/26/2013 10:48:50 AM EDT
I have to take a certain medicine every day.  There is only one manufacturer of it.  My monthly cost WAS $75 and now it is... get this... $900 per month!!!!  The manufacturer says that they are having trouble getting certain components for their drug so the increase reflects their increased cost to manufacturer it.  This has been my luck all of my life.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:49:45 AM EDT
Yeah fuck those guys wanting to pay for all of that research.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:51:14 AM EDT
Is the mfg Labrador?



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It has nothing to do with offsetting the cost of research.  The cost was $75.  That has been so for over 3 years.  To charge $900 for the same drug is pure greed.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:51:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:52:41 AM EDT
Sucks to be you op.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:52:47 AM EDT
Don't worry. Our healthcare system is working as intended...

Bet it goes for about $15 in Cuba...

Murica!
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It has nothing to do with offsetting the cost of research.  The cost was $75.  That has been so for over 3 years.  To charge $900 for the same drug is pure greed.


Buy the components and synthesize it yourself, or stop taking the medicine.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:53:56 AM EDT
pharmacuetical (SP) manufacturers have a huge cost to recover. For all the meds that make it to market and earn them money, how many didnt?
How many millions of dollars were spent on the pill that makes liberals glow blue, only to have FDA approval denied?

they recoup those losses somehow.

We wont even get into the extra $2 per dose you pay so they can pay the lawsuits when thalidomide goes bad, or it turns out in 50 years the Viagra causes bone weakness, or whatever.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:54:53 AM EDT
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It has nothing to do with offsetting the cost of research.  The cost was $75.  That has been so for over 3 years.  To charge $900 for the same drug is pure greed.



Its too late everyone now considers you FSA because its not something they have to deal with.

Forget that you have been paying for it for 3 years or that the price increase was +825$ a month...


Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:55:23 AM EDT
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Those costs were "recouped" years ago.  A $75 drug (they set the price) didn't go up to $900 to recoup costs.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:55:30 AM EDT
What is your life worth to you?
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It has nothing to do with offsetting the cost of research.  The cost was $75.  That has been so for over 3 years.  To charge $900 for the same drug is pure greed.


Likely you were paying co-insurace at one point.  Now, you are paying the fully loaded cost.  

I am unaware of any med that has increased from $75 to $900.  Provide the drug name, and I can get the pricing history back to launch most likely.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:56:19 AM EDT
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It has nothing to do with offsetting the cost of research.  The cost was $75.  That has been so for over 3 years.  To charge $900 for the same drug is pure greed.


You know this how? I.e., you have proof that their claim is false.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:56:51 AM EDT
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$75 per month.
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For some reason, I'm finding it hard to give a fuck.  Oh it's the 800% increase for a product people need.  How many of those same drugs have sent people into a psychotic rage, thus meaning the drugs should be pulled?
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:57:03 AM EDT
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Likely you were paying co-insurace at one point.  Now, you are paying the fully loaded cost.  

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It has nothing to do with offsetting the cost of research.  The cost was $75.  That has been so for over 3 years.  To charge $900 for the same drug is pure greed.


Likely you were paying co-insurace at one point.  Now, you are paying the fully loaded cost.  

I am unaware of any med that has increased from $75 to $900.  Provide the drug name, and I can get the pricing history back to launch most likely.


Tag for outcome.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:57:09 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:57:25 AM EDT
Most drug companies have programs for people who cannot afford needed medication.  A 1200% increase is probably not something they did by choice, since most people cannot afford to pay that, even for needed medication.  I pay over $6000 a year in medication and assorted medical costs, and while its frustrating its not greed that drives up the costs, its pure economics.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:57:27 AM EDT
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$75 per month.


Well then....stop buying the med.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:57:28 AM EDT
This is relevant to my interests.

It was $75 retail? Now $900?

Talk to your doctor and see if he can suggest something cheaper. Second, see if you can get the manufacturer to help foot the bill.. some do that.

My main drug still has active patents so it is very expensive. I get razzed by my insurance every year or so.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:59:10 AM EDT
I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:59:16 AM EDT
Of course they couldn't possibly have a supply problem with any of the components they use.

I know I was getting reduced size prescriptions for some of my meds earlier this year.  Hell, even my dog's meds went through a supply a little supply issue a couple months ago.

ETA: speeling mistake
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:00:10 AM EDT
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Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?


Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.



Greed????
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?


Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.


You in the industry?
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:02:33 AM EDT
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?


Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.


Maybe they misread the doctor's scribble.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:02:37 AM EDT
What drug is it?
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It has nothing to do with offsetting the cost of research.  The cost was $75.  That has been so for over 3 years.  To charge $900 for the same drug is pure greed.


In your own words:
The manufacturer says that they are having trouble getting certain components for their drug so the increase reflects their increased cost to manufacturer it


So.....they're greedy for not taking a loss?  A pretty massive loss, it would seem, given the price increase?
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:02:55 AM EDT
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?


Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.



Greed????


Let's cut to the chase, OP.

Define greed.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:03:27 AM EDT
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Congrats! Free market FTW!

Ever tried a mail-order pharmacy + 90 day prescription?
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?


Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.



Greed????


Post or PM me the drug name.  I'll get you the answer.  Pricing isn't set by pharmacies.  Pricing starts at the manufacturer.  It can be influenced by payers and pharmacies, but not at the rate you're describing.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:03:48 AM EDT
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What drug is it? You seem to have missed that question from earlier in the thread.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:04:16 AM EDT
switch to CVS and rejoice that your life is now worth $103 a month
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?


Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.


You in the industry?


Yes.  Economist by training.  I've worked in the industry for over a decade now.  I've seen exactly 1 instance of a company raising prices by 400%.  That went poorly.  So, the idea of going from $75 to $900 is interesting to me.  Now, it appears it is $103.  This story is amazing.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:05:12 AM EDT
What's the med?



OP may not be totally out of line....recently (last 2-3 years) a lot of manufacturers have dropped off making generic meds. Usually they are injectables, but they are affecting some oral meds. They used to be seen as break-evens/loss-leaders for large medical groups to buy from their product line, but companies have been dropping them due to lower Medicaid reimbursements. So once generic meds are now single sourced, price goes up and some instances cost more than a comparable brand name med.
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.



Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?




Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.




 
yes, they can and do.



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I am unaware of any med that has increased from $75 to $900.  Provide the drug name, and I can get the pricing history back to launch most likely.


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Ditto.

I know of drugs that have reduced cost to the patient for their initial prescriptions, then goes to full price...or the insurance decides to drop coverage for the drug and the patient has to pay full price...

Or the FDA decides that a drug that has been in use for 200 years (as an isolated drug...if you count using the natural basis for it...then 3500 years!...) isn't 'safe' and won't allow sale of the generic...and allows sale of the only brand name drug that's done the safety studies....colchicine/Colchrys...

AFARR
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?


Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.


You in the industry?


Yes.


RTP?
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:07:00 AM EDT
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What drug is it? You seem to have missed that question from earlier in the thread.
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What drug is it? You seem to have missed that question from earlier in the thread.


Missed is one verb a person could use.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:07:28 AM EDT
Would you be dead if the company didn't exist and didn't make the drug you take?

I can't see a drug increasing in price by that much after being only $75 for 30 day supply. Maybe one rare ingredient is actually harder to get and costs that much. It can happen.

If you can't profit from business activities, there is no reason to be in business. If pfizer can't make a profit making drugs, then they disappear, and everyone else suffers. Nobody is making life saving drugs just for fun. They have to eat too.
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?


Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.



Greed????


So the greed now falls to the pharmacy you were dealing with and not the drug company, right?

I agree with the other poster, something doesn't add up...at all.
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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?


Pharmacies don't usually charge different prices for the same drug.  There is something else going on here.


You in the industry?


Yes.


RTP?


Yes.  There are a lot of us in RTP.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:08:21 AM EDT

I am unaware of any med that has increased from $75 to $900.  Provide the drug name, and I can get the pricing history back to launch most likely.
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I'm not going to name the drug or it's manufacturer because I don't want sued on top of being raped.  Suffice it to say that it is AIDS related treatment.
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What drug is it? You seem to have missed that question from earlier in the thread.
Valtrex

 
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I can't see a drug increasing in price by that much after being only $75 for 30 day supply. Maybe one rare ingredient is actually harder to get and costs that much. It can happen.

If you can't profit from business activities, there is no reason to be in business. If pfizer can't make a profit making drugs, then they disappear, and everyone else suffers. Nobody is making life saving drugs just for fun. They have to eat too.
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Considering the amount pharm companies put into research that must be recouped from the few drugs that sucessfully make it to market, there's a reason drugs have extensive patents.
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I'm not going to name the drug or it's manufacturer because I don't want sued on top of being raped.  Suffice it to say that it is AIDS related treatment.
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You're in luck.  That's my specialty.  This is the first I've heard of that price increase.  Typically, in HIV, price increases are similar to CPI adjustment.  Anything larger than a CPI increase results in large rebates to government purchasers.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:11:11 AM EDT
The secret ingredient is Dem. tears.  They've been having their way lately, so there is less to go around.

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I just got through calling different pharmacies to see what their prices are for the same drug.  CVS Pharmacy only charges $103.00.

Guess where I will be getting my prescriptions filled from now on?

What drug is it? You seem to have missed that question from earlier in the thread.
Valtrex  

Can't be.  That's been generic for years.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 11:11:42 AM EDT
OP needs to go occupy someplace.
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