Higher prices for " Codone" drugs

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quincy
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The main reason for these price jumps is lower sales due to  clampdown on quotas by DEA and FDA. In 2012 Oxycodone was the highest selling drug due to very lax controls. Now that the DEA has strapped on their jackboots the distributors and pharmacies have had to raise their prices to keep up their ungodly high income . . . Q

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But don't you feel safer just

But don't you feel safer just knowing what a good job the DEA's doing??

(sic.)

quincy
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Yah . . .

Anything in the name of " The Tyranny of Safety" . Safer airports, safer bicycle rides, and by golly, safer meds . . . Q
PS:Let's not forget a safer internet and phone network.

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higher prices

The cost of my meds hasn't changed much at all the past years..and i take oxy..My co-pay is really cheap and hope it stays that way..

quincy
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Ares of price hikes . . .

South FL seems to bethe worst for price gouging as it was the worst area for pill mills and the like. I guess it depends upon where you live as to how much your  prices have changed. NM had middling abuse hence middling rises but you really have to check your "full retail price" to see how much the true cost has risen. In my case, I pay over $12,000 a month for my scripts but as I'm on Medicare that qualifies me for catastrophic coverage which means Zero copays, Butwhen I look at the retail price hidden in the small print my Fentora has risen30% and my Oxy has risen 40 %. That's a heck of a lot more than the current inflation rate . . . Q

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Hey Quince

I just got my statement from my Insurance company telling me everything that was prescribed for me, filled through them and how much I paid, the Ins. paid and the regular cost of the medication. It's actually broken down like this:  TOTAL COST, YOU PAID AND YOUR PLAN PAID. The Oxy 30 mg was for 200 tablets each month and it was

TOTAL COST- $162.22 YOU PAID-$7.00  YOUR PLAN PAID- $155.22

It was like that for most of the year until the last few months.  Get this!

TOTAL COST- $66.22  YOU PAID- $7.00  YOUR PLAN PAID- $59.22

 

So, my oxy 30 mg. actually went down significantly the last few months of 2013.  My last month was December of 2013.  I happen to think that's all a bunch of bunk because I used to carefully check these numbers and one day, I was in  a bind and had to pay out of pocket, my insurance was not going to pay so I asked how much it would cost me to pay out of pocket?  The answer that I got from the parmacy was way higher than the prices that I had been looking at.  For instance if this says, and it does, oxy 30 mg is 162.22 for 200 tablets and I ask to pay out of pocket, they would charge me something like $280.00 for the same 200 tablets.  Maybe more, I don't know but I do know that the prices that I see from the insurance company are never the same as the pruices that the pharmacy will tell you, never.  In November of 2013, my oxy was $123.52 and then in Dec. it was down to $66.00.  This is what the pharmacy pays for it, I can only assume.  When I have to pay for it, the price jumps about 25-35% 

Just putting in my 2 cents on this topic.  Living here in South Florida, I thought it may help.    

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CODONE PRICE's

codone prices have really gone up around here(Wisconsin)my Doctor said he would give me extra 15 Oxycodones because of guidelines.yet a few other pain patients go to the same Dr. and obtain up to six 30s per day!(as well as 30mg ERs)so i kind of said i "knew"and he got semi angrey and said"I do not care if you want your 3 60mg Morphines"  as well and wrote for both plus my Diaezpam.He organly said i had to find a new Doctor,so I reached into my briefcase and pu;;ed out some printouts of other Docs.He freaked out and asked "Where did i get these numbers?"I said the phone book and internet!,Well then he said alright I dont care,"What do you want?" All it was(as it took five minutes)he did not want to try and firgure out the perscription program on the computer!And when i went to the pharmacy they said there is NO problem with the 30s? But a cash price is $146.56.And it cost me $.50 cents for 120.But you cant argue with theese people,they are know it alls.He was never like this before.#%^*! Fentanyl,a great pain medicne,one day they will put in a pill form(LOL)  Have a pain free week!Peace,RDCool