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GOT THIS FROM NAMECHANGER OVER AT DaOrg:clap :clap
THIS JUST FREAKING AMAZED ME!!:rant :rant :rant :rant







COSTCO! read this...

Let's hear it for Costco!! (This is just mind-boggling!) Make sure you read all the way past the list of the drugs.
The woman that signed below is a Budget Analyst out of federal Washington, DC offices.

Did you ever wonder how much it costs a drug company for the active
ingredient in prescription medications? Some people think it must cost a lot, since
many drugs sell for more than $2.00 per tablet. We did a search of offshore chemical synthesizers that supply the active ingredients found in drugs approved by the FDA. As we have revealed in past issues of Life Extension, a significant percentage of drugs sold in the United State s contain active ingredients made in other countries. In our independent investigation of how much profit drug companies really make,
we obtained the actual price of active ingredients used in some of the most popular drugs sold in America.

The data below speaks for itself.

Celebrex: 100 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $130.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $ 0.60
Percent markup: 21,712%

Claritin: 1 0 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $215.17
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.71
Percent markup: 30,306%

Keflex: 250 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $157.39
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.88
Percent markup: 8,372%

Lipitor: 20 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $272.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $5.80
Percent markup: 4,696%

Norvasc: 10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $188.29 Cost of general active ingredients: $0.14
Percent markup: 134,493%

Paxil: 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $220.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $7.60
Percent markup: 2,898%

Prevacid: 30 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $44.77
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.01
Percent markup: 34,136%

Prilosec: 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $360.97
Cost of general active ingredients $0.52
Percent markup: 69,417%

Prozac: 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $247.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.11
Percent markup: 224,973%

Tenormin: 50 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $104.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.13
Percent markup: 80,362%

Vasotec: 10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $102.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.20
Percent markup: 51,185%

Xanax: 1 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $136.79
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.024
Percent markup: 569,958%

Zestril: 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) $89.89
Cost of general active ingredients $3.20
Percent markup: 2,809

Zithromax: 600 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $1,482.19
Cost of general active ingredients: $18.78
Percent markup: 7,892%

Zocor: 40 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $350.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $8.63
Percent markup: 4,059%

Zoloft: 50 mg
Consumer price: $206.87
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.75
Percent markup: 11,821%

Since the cost of prescription drugs is so outrageous, I thought
everyone should know about this. Please read the following and pass it on.
It pays to shop around. This helps to solve the mystery as to why they
can afford to put a Walgreen's on every corner. On Monday night,
Steve Wilson, an investigative reporter for Channel 7 News in Detroit,
did a story on generic drug price gouging by pharmacies. He found
in his investigation, that some of these generic drugs were marked up as
much as 3,000% or more. Yes, that's not a typo.....three thousand
percent! So often, we blame the drug companies for the high cost of
drugs, and usually rightfully so. But in this case, the fault clearly
lies with the pharmacies themselves. For example, if you had to buy a prescription
drug, and bought the name brand, you might pay $100 for 100 pills.
The pharmacist might tell you that if you get the generic equivalent,
they would only cost $80, making you think you are "saving" $20. What
the pharmacist is not telling you is that those 100 generic pills may
have only cost him $10!

At the end of the report, one of the anchors asked Mr. Wilson whether or
not there were any pharmacies tha t did not adhere to this practice,
and he said that Costco consistently charged little over their cost for
the generic drugs.

I went to the Costco site, where you can look up any drug, and get its
online price. It says that the in-store prices are consistent with the
online prices. I was appalled. Just to give you one example from my own
experience, I had to use the drug, Compazine, which helps prevent nausea
in chemo patients.

I used the generic equivalent, which cost $54.99 for
60 pills at CVS. I checked the price at Costco, and I could
have bought 100 pills for $19.89. For 145 of my pain pills, I paid
$72.57. I could have got 150 at Costco for $28.08.

I would like to mention, that although Costco is a "membership" type
store, you do NOT have to be a member to buy prescriptions there,
as it is a federally regulated substance. You just tell them at the door
that you wish to use the pharmacy, and they will let you in. (this is
true)

I went there this past Thursday and asked them. I am asking each of you
to please help me by copying this letter, and passing it into your
own e-mail, and send it to everyone you know with an e-mail address.

Sharon L. Davis
Budget Analyst
U.S . Department of Commerce
Room 6839
Office Ph: 202-482-4458
Office Fax: 202-482-5480
E-mail Address: [email protected]
 

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a friend of mine was talking about how the price of drugs is affecting insurance rates, which affects doctors and their insurance rates; maybe mal-practice rates, too.

anyone know more about that?
 

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it is not the grug maker, it is the pharmacy.

like someone posted thats why they can put a cvs,eckerds or walgreens on every corner,
 

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yeah it sux for you over there..... our medical over here is so cheap, everyone is covered by medicare and you can go private if you want.. the drugs are half the cost.
 

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this was written in 06 im just going way back in the files cause im bored and need something to do
 

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dont know what happend to Voz... we facebook for years ... then one day poof ..gone
 

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this was written in 06 im just going way back in the files cause im bored and need something to do
well motor, i'm glad you're bored and drug this one back up. my wife is a breast cancer survivor and we've spent a butt load of money on drugs. that shit's crazy and a very interesting read. thanks

dont know what happend to Voz... we facebook for years ... then one day poof ..gone
he hasn't logged on here since 10/30/09. he mentioned chemo, i hope the cancer didn't catch up to him.
 

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well motor, i'm glad you're bored and drug this one back up. my wife is a breast cancer survivor and we've spent a butt load of money on drugs. that shit's crazy and a very interesting read. thanks
sorry about your wife, my sister had cancer so i know a little about how that is if those ass whole wasnt so money hungry and actually cared about the people their drugs were helping the world would be abetter place
 

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he hasn't logged on here since 10/30/09. he mentioned chemo, i hope the cancer didn't catch up to him.
same time he lost contact with me:headscratch hope hes ok
 

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sorry about your wife, my sister had cancer so i know a little about how that is if those ass whole wasnt so money hungry and actually cared about the people their drugs were helping the world would be abetter place
yeah, no shit.

sorry to hear about your sister.

as far as my wife goes, she was diagnosed in 03. 18 months straight with three different chemo's before they found the one that worked. radiation, mastectomy....yeah it was a rough road....and i learned wayyyy more than i ever wanted to about that shit. as far as we know she's cancer free but she still has a lot of health issues from all that.
 

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same time he lost contact with me:headscratch hope hes ok
i hope so too. maybe you should try to contact him again and see how he's doing. i know when my wife was going through treatment she didn't want to talk to or see ANYONE but maybe you could just let him know you've been thinking about him.
 
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