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Re: Emsam Price

Posted by Iansf on April 13, 2006, at 16:39:26

In reply to Re: Emsam Price, posted by crabwalk on April 11, 2006, at 19:38:46

$540, $440 - good grief! Many new meds are expensive, but this is truly outrageous. And what's the justification? Selegiline had already been developed, so there were none of the high development costs associated with most meds. All they did was put it on a patch, and it's not difficult to figure out how to do that, considering that compounding pharmacists were already able to put just about any med on a patch. They had to run tests, sure, but the costs are still a lot lower than developing a new drug from scratch.

The pricing isn't simply outrageous - it's IMMORAL. I shouldn't be shocked, but I am. This kind of pricing should be criminal. At the moment I get my meds for free through a city clinic, but I can't imagine the city's going to spring for a med this expensive. And even if it does, all that means is that the city will have to cut back on some other services to cover it, either by reducing the number of people eligible for coverage, firing people and loading more work on the remaining staff or limiting access to other treatment. This is just WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. At the moment I feel ashamed to call myself a US citizen.




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