See the Toledo Blade, September 21, 2015, p. 4.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Why the Cost of Meds and Vitamins are Escalating Rapidly
Specialists in Infectious Disease are anticipating an increase in cost for Daraprim, which is a major drug to treat life-threatening parasitic diseases. Only one company makes. The cost is $13.50 per tablet for this 62 y.o. drug. Turing Pharmaceuticals has recently bought the company that makes the drug and has announced that it will now charge $750 per pill. IV vitamin C until recently cost us about $12 a bottle. Next thing we know the price jumped up to $65 per bottle, with no explanation. We can get a blood test for vitamin D3 for about $40 for a patient. The usual charge for free-standing or hospital labs for the same test can range from $200-400. Corporate greed is killing our health care system. I hope someone can stop this from happening.