Here is the update on my daughter’s meds. Feel free to pass this on so that others will know what a rip off the pharmaceutical companies are pulling on Americans.
The company that manufactured her drug changed the formula, and the old one was no longer available. The new one was not effective for her. Consequently, her symptoms returned and she became quite ill again.
Well, since the Internet is the door to the world, I went online. I put in the name of the old drug and there it was (!), available from an international pharmacy in Canada.
Now, here is the rip off: When she bought it here, through her insurance, she was charged a $65 copay for about 200 capsules.
When we ordered it directly from the Canadian company, the total cost for 100 was $29US.
If you can get 100 for $29 and the copay was $65 for 200, it appears that the copay actually pays for the drug.
So, what the insurance paid to the manufacturer was pure profit!
Oh, by the way the drug is sold over the counter in Canada. Here they treat it like it is some big-time cancer drug!
When you buy just one bottle from the Canadian pharmacy, there is a shipping charge. But if you buy more than a certain amount, shipping is free!