Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cough Syrup and Diet Coke do not constitute a healthy breakfast.


I went to the doctor yesterday. He looked, he listened, he prescribed.

I get to the pharmacy and hand over the Rx, and read while I wait patiently for my miracle cure. I start to get funny feeling when the pharmacist calls me over and says "Ms. S, let's you and me talk a bit about your insurance." What can possibly be the problem, I have a national insurance, let's call it Green (Plus Sign). Well, my co-pay for 20 pills is almost $140!!!!! I can't even imagine what it would have been without insurance! So, I call my doctor and tell them there must be some way for me to get better while still splurging on luxuries like electricity and feeding my kids *insert eye roll here*. So yeah, I ended up with something different, but really - $140 for 10 days' worth of drugs? Not even pain killers or muscle relaxers - at least with those I could sell the leftovers and recoup my losses (kidding!! really!!). Unreal.

3 comments:

Michelle G said...

Patti,

We are definitely in the wrong business. Woo - those pharmaceutical companies are making money hand over fist.

And what doctor in their right mind would prescribe a medication that expensive? I often wonder if they even know how much the meds cost that they are prescribing....

Glad you got a more economical medicine and hope you're feeling better soon.

M

Cecile said...

Oh wow Patti, I am really sorry about that!! Know how you feel... for 10 pills when daughter was sick with flu... $95 with insurance... for 10!! And Michelle, the doctors really have no clue as to how much it cost... or they think that like them... we can afford it!! NO!!!
I hope you get better soon my friend!!
***sending love and hugs your way***

H1 said...

Man, I would love to see those pills. Were they coated in platinum to go down easier?