Yesterday I took a trip to my local Wal-Mart to pick up my anxiety medication. Now I only pay $4 for my meds though their discount program, but for me to do that I had to lower the dose I was taking. I decided today to ask them how much I would have to pay to bring the dose back up and I have to say I was a bit surprised and so was the pharmacist. My meds at the dose I was suppose to have would cost me just under $70 a month.
I know that’s not that bad when you look at the cost of other medications like insulin, something I’m suppose to be on by the way, but can’t afford as it’s hundreds of dollars a month as do many other medications.
My question is why does prescription medication cost so much? Really, something that has been out as long as some of these insulin’s should not cost hundreds of dollars. It’s a life saving drug! I’m very lucky to be a type II diabetic as my pills are $4 at Wal-Mart or free at another local pharmacy that I’m considering changing to because it’s free and I’m there more then I am at Wal-mart.
It’s just very sad that people who need these drugs have to pay so much for them. Some who have insurance still have to pay $100’s a month for their prescription medications after the insurance covers some. It’s just crazy that these companies are getting rich because people have diseases that they can’t help having.
What are your thoughts? Do you believe something should be done to lower the cost of these medications.