Sunday, April 23, 2006
Drug Prices are Killing Me!
I usually don't have any problems ordering my prescriptions from this drug store chain. However, this time, my order got lost somewhere at the local post office. Even though I had planned for the possible delay, I found myself with one pill and no refill on hand.
I was able to have a refill sent to one of their local stores. I was sure in for a shock when I went to pay the pharmacist. While mobic cost me $90 online, the local pharmacy wanted $125!!! Talk about sticker shock! Good thing I had a credit card!
I really cannot believe the price difference. What's going on with these companies? How can the same retail chain charge one price online and over $30 more for the same amount of pills at their local store? Seems pretty ridiculous to me! I don't live in Siberia, so it isn't as if they have to add in the cost of shipping to some store in the middle of nowhere.
They really have us, don't they? My insurance company won't pay because they cannot see why I need a more powerful NSAID than what is sold over the counter. The local store charges me an exorbitant price which they know I must pay because I have nowhere else to go. Mobic is too new for a generic brand to be on the market. There really is no way for the chronically ill to get ahead!
After all this, my mail order pills showed up. 7 days late...so now I've got two months in the cabinet and twice as many charges on my credit card.