I take Plaquenil 200 mg. I was getting it from my local pharmacy as I had Blue Shield insurance. The owner of the pharmacy suddenly decided that he would not fill my prescription anymore because of the low rate of reimbursement from Blue Shield. He said he lost money each time he filled it. So I went to CVS pharmacy which did fill it and I just paid my co-pay, which was great. However, this pharmacy was a 50 mile round trip from my home which made it a challenge to get there. In January of 2017, Blue Shield raised our premiums from $600 per month, which we were barely affording, to $2001 per month, which we cannot pay. We had to drop our health insurance as $2001 per month is NOT affordable unless you make a six figure income, which we do not. I am chronically ill and unable to work at all. So I started calling around to get prices for my Plaquenil and they ranged from $600 to $800 for 60 tablets which is one month's supply. I tried the generic, but they did not work for me, so that isn't an option. My only choice was going to be to go without my medication because we cannot afford that price. This is an old drug and I do not understand why it is so expensive. I heard about [an online pharmacy in Canada] and I could not believe my eyes. 100 tablets was less than $100! And free shipping. So I tried it and was very pleased. I got my normal Plaquenil at a price I could afford. This last time I ordered it, it was $25 less than I had paid before. Being able to get my medication from another country has made it possible for me to continue taking my medication so I can feel as well as I possibly can. I am very grateful.
At 90 years old all of a sudden my father's health insurance doesn't want to cover his prostate medication that he has been on for over 2 years. Prior to taking Rapiflo, my father had two visits to the ER as other medications weren't working. They want him "to try something else". I am NOT about to change something that is working. So the cost in the US was $324 a month....Canada is sending me the same medication for $100 a month. That is a savings of $2,688 a year!! Thank you, Canada!!!
I have Parkinson's and very much in need of medication to keep working and supporting myself. However I have reached what they call a "catastrophic period" with my drug plan. Medication is OUT OF REACH. I am maxed out on several credit cards and since I am on my own, family members have past away, I am very concerned about the road ahead. I will do what ever I need to do to keep getting medication that is affordable and will support other individuals or countries. We call ourselves a conscientious people. Well God Bless Canada, India, etc.
I have been ordering prescription from [online pharmacy in Canada] for at least ten years. I was delighted to find the meds I cannot afford in the US at [online pharmacy in Canada]. The difference in cost is astronomical. That difference makes it possible for me to take them. The service is great. My meds come quickly. The people on the phones are always so friendly and helpful. My sister and her husband also order from them. Thank you for being there and offering your great service.
No one seems to either mention, or take into consideration, that the pharmaceutical companies all write-off ALL of their costs of doing business each year on their income tax returns. R&D is absolutely a cost of doing business, so its write-off greatly boosts pharmaceutical profits while greatly reducing their costs. Yet, they all continue to lie to us about how R&D costs are killing their profits.
Many drugs I use can be purchased through [online pharmacy in Canada] with significant savings. Some of the brand-names are different but generically the same. I know that R&D in this country does not account for the high prices because my friend gets the same exact blood thinner (Eliquis) for $50 for a three-month supply through his retirement drug plan, and I have to pay more than $500 for the same prescription. His company (Express-Scripts) apparently has negotiated a lower price than my drug plan with Humana. I have looked at the salaries and "administrative" costs of many insurance companies and CEOs are making upwards of $24 million in salaries plus shares in the company. People in the USA are being ripped off by health insurance and pharmaceutical companies to an almost criminal degree. We need a single payer system!
I've been buying a few drugs in Canada for several years. I use only Atorvastatin now, but paying Med. Part D is a rip off, with US prices higher as well. At 91, I'm lucky to be so healthy. I have never been reprimanded for it, at least not yet.
I have Medicare D which is basically useless. While you are in the benefits stage prices of drugs are OK, but all meds are not covered and of the drugs covered a ridiculous residual charge for the meds causes one to move into the donut hole almost immediately. Then they change the definition of how to get out of the donut hole to out of pocket so that one is in the donut hole phase the rest of the year, making the value of the insurance almost worthless. I get all my high cost meds from Canada.
My Diovan prescription which has cost $15.00 every 3 months went up in 2016 from $60.00 a year to $1,600. a year. I have paid $15.00 for the past 12 years. The pharmaceutical company responsible for this outrageous increase in price is NOVARTIS. It is nothing more than GREED, pure and simple. I went to [online pharmacy in Canada] and received the exact same prescription, in the exact dose for a little over $66.00. [It] is a wonderful company to deal with and the customer service is excellent. I highly recommend them to anyone until the United States Government cracks down on these ridiculous prices!
Years ago I started taking 300 mg./day quinine for cramps in my legs. I asked my doctor if it would affect my heart. His comment was, "If I ever hear of anyone dying from taking this medicine and dose, I will let you know". He never called. He has since retired. My new doctor agrees with what he advised. However, for whatever reason I now have to sign a consent form that he is not liable if I die from taking quinine. Apparently it is the law. He sends me a prescription for 1 year of doses. I fax it to Canada and I have the quinine delivered to my door by U.S. Mail from England within 8 days. I have since found out that I only need to take the medication every other day.