I was shocked to hear that my provider would no longer cover a simple steroid cream used for eczema. Every month I pay insurance premiums and do not use any other prescription drugs except for an occasional antibiotic. It's as if the insurance company looked into my usage records and removed the one drug I use. My pharmacist told me that clobetasol propionate cream was no longer in the formulary and that my cost for 60 g (about two years supply for me) would be $500 USD. $500!! That's absurd and nearly half my monthly income. Out of the US the price is a fraction of that at $55 Canadian for 100g or about $43 Pounds. This is the US government facilitate gouging and it's shameful.
I purchase Bystolic. I have Obamacare Coverage, and lucky to get it. My CO-PAY is over $ 1600.00 WITH PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE for a three month supply. I can order overseas from an Internationally registered pharmacy for $ 78.00. - Now think about this- They make a profit selling it at $ 78.00. Shame on our political machine that allows this to happen.
I have been getting my Advair through the Canadian pharmacy for 2 years as it saves me over $200 per month. I have never had any problems using them. The USA prices are absorbent for people on SS and no prescription coverage.
I have been diabetic for years. I have tried all the various medications that all had horrible side effects, the worst being Metformin. My doctor decided to try Ozempic to get my diabetes under control. However, in the US the cost for this (even with insurance) was over $800. That's more than my monthly insurance premium! After much frustration, and many tears, my mother recommended that I try a pharmacy in Canada. This will be my first time attempting this, but the cost difference is astounding. Ozempic in Canada is $299 compared to the US at over $800. It's still costly, but not more than a rent payment! The US should be ashamed!
I am so very grateful to Canada for allowing me to get my medication from their country,(special shout out to PharmStore who dispenses my meds). I have COPD and can only afford this medication from Canada as the prices in the states is astronomical for my inhalers. I also am diabetic and am prescribed Januvia, another drug I cant afford in the states. I pay less than 90 dollars for a 3 month supply for one of my inhalers and in the states it would cost over 1,300.00 dollars for 3 month supply. God bless Canada
I first ordered Femora for breast cancer in 2007 when I researched and found I could get 100 pills for $98 from a Canadian Pharmacy compared to $1100 for 90 in the USA and took that medicine for 5 years. Today I take several medications for COPD. One, Anoro, which costs from Canada, including the discount available, $307 for three 30 dose inhalers which SAVES me $1000 every 3 months. Pro Air inhalers cost approx $375 each in the USA and I get 3 from Canada for less than the price of one. I also obtain my pet's medications from Canada if the price is substantially lower.
In 2003 I was diagnosed with high cholesterol. We were then on group insurance through my husband's employer. He retired in 2012 and got medicare and AARP. Because I am 11 yrs younger I no longer had group ins and had to get private ins. The cost of the one medication went from $10 a month to over $700 a month. No generic. A generic became available but was still over $600 a month. Needless to say I had to look for an alternative. Canadian online pharmacy! I was able to purchase the name brand medication for $345 for a 3 month supply. I was recently placed on a medication that was $498 a month stateside and I once again able to get a 3 month supply which in my case is 180 pills for $345. The cost of medication in the United States is absolutely ridiculous and unaffordable. So many of the elderly do not take their medication as perscribed because of cost. The companies who make the meds are collecting billions while the costs continue to rise... Canadian Pharmacies are a BLESSING
Currently we order a total of three medications from Canada for my wife and myself. Included for myself are Vytorin for cholesterol and Januvia for diabetes. My wife’s medication is Ezetimebe for cholesterol. We save $303 per month with medications from Canada that are identical (same packaging, brand label, and pill configuration) to that sold in the United States. The cost ratio of US / Canada for a 90 day supply of these medications is Januvia @ 8.3, Vytorin @ 17.6, and Ezetimebe @ 29.2. With the formulary changes (more restrictive) slated for 2020 on our Medicare Part D coverage we are planning for an additional two medications to be purchased through Canada. Without the cost benefit of buying from Canada, we would likely forego our doctor’s recommendations for these medications.
Shocked to find that Glumetza which I need for control of my diabetes costed $3900 per month for 60 tablets! Yes 3900 per month! I was able to import this from Canada for the past 4 years at $110 per month. Shame on US drug companies. All their CEOs should be jailed for jeopardizing consumers lives in lieu of profit and fat cat bonuses.
A couple years after going on medicare and getting health net as my supplemental I found I was going into the doughnut hole within about 8 months each year of my yearly plan starting over. The reason, my medication for chronic pulmonary disease. A drug called Spiriva is my life line and in the United States it costs over $800 for a 90 day supply. Now a 90 day supply is only 90 capsules which have to be inhaled into the lungs. This drug alone is 85% more reasonable in Canada. Being retired now for 17 years and on a fixed income I need this to survive. I get my inhalers from them too at a greatly reduced cost.