Comments: Another highly interestin' item

I spend a fair amount of time researching drug prices. I wrote a prescription for a lipid lowering drug for a patient that was $90.00 at one of the big chains, and $21.00 at Costco. Frequently when I get prescriptions filled at this expensive pharmacy they tell me “that will be a $20.00 dollar copay.” Uh, no I answer. Just because my copay is $20.00 doesn’t mean I am going to fork it over for a drug that is $8.99 cash. It’s a scam this particular chain uses all the time. Always ask what the price of a drug is going to be as if you were going to pay cash. It’s often less than the copay

Posted by Azygos at April 1, 2004 09:15 PM