Posted by LlurpsieNoodle on June 14, 2007, at 10:01:36
In reply to Re: Holy SH*T this stuff is $$!! » corn, posted by Quintal on June 14, 2007, at 6:33:14
> Beconase is more expensive at this pharmacy, but I bought a bottle off the shelf at ASDA supermarket for about £3.50 ($6.89). The generic ceterizine tablets (a non-sedating antihistamine, usual brand name Zyrtec) I bought there cost me £1.25 ($2.46).
I think that price would cover about 2 tablets of zyrtec. wow.
> Then there's these, the most effective antidepressants I've ever taken. And the cheapest too:
> Reading this it's hard not to conclude American medicine is excessively motivated by profit.
I know- it's terrible and really compromises our human rights, that all men are created equal. I think a natural corrolary is that all lives are created equal and deserve the same chance to live.
I used to share a bus stop with a public hospital. I know that the people who got off at the public hospital were pretty poor. They would frequently be physically disabled in their 50's and there is a widely reported discrepancy between black and white americans in survival rates for cancer, heart disease and other major killers.
I remember one time waiting for the bus with a very well-spoken, clean-cut guy, who surprised me by telling me what a pain in the *ss it was to have to go to the public hospital to pick up his Rx, and the agony of having to deal with so many case workers for his bipolar. He told me that he used to have homocidal urges and almost landed on the street many times. Used to drink a LOT, but is doing much better on medication, just doesn't have any health insurance. But at least he had a job and seemed to be fairly satisfied with the rest of his life.
Talk about the socioeconomic disparity in the US. it disgusts me.