Posted by yxibow on May 6, 2006, at 13:10:44
In reply to Re: Yxibow Q » yxibow, posted by ed_uk on May 6, 2006, at 12:17:30
> Hi Yxi
> >Can they afford it?" part
> I was just thinking that high doses of Seroquel are more expensive than lower doses. I wasn't thinking of perphenazine.
For some reason or other, PPO insurance X, and I will not reveal it, charges the same copay, which is in the low three figures, for any dose of Seroquel so far prescribed. They do so for any drug not in their primary formulary and not "expensive". For those in their second tier, it can be like $75, and things like Valium can be as low as $25-$50. We have to hold on to these insurance cards for dear life here, Ed. We're talking about $900 to $1,200 "worth" of medication (only to the manufacturer -- the actual wholesale prices are negotiated with pharmacies and haggled with every insurance company on the planet here).