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RE: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #843



This is the price my insurance Pays.


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Liliana Wells
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 8:26 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #843

John - where are these prices available?  I see I name of a pharmacy "This
is your best price!
PRICE CHOPPER PHARMACY 206
1790 BLACK RIVER BLVD N   Change this
30 days - Qty 10        $25.00"
Is this in Rome, NY?

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 6:00 AM, John S Wilkinson <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> HUMALOG 100U/ML VIAL More Information
> Taken once per day. Change dosage
> Preferred Brand
> Method  Your Cost
> Mail Service
>
> 30 days - Qty 30
>         $25.00
>
> Annual:$304.17
> ($0.83/day)
>
> This is your best price!
> PRICE CHOPPER PHARMACY 206
> 1790 BLACK RIVER BLVD N   Change this
> 30 days - Qty 10        $25.00
>
> Annual:$304.17
> ($0.83/day)
>
>
> John S Wilkinson
> Rome, NY
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Valerie 
> Adams
> Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:20 PM
> To: Fellow Insulin Pumpers
> Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #843
>
> When I get my insulin refilled through Kaiser, they always send a 
> receipt telling me my savings and what their regular price is. I 
> receive five bottles of Humalog at a time. My copay (thankfully!) is 
> $20. But the receipt shows the total 'retail' price at $256, so just 
> over $50 a vial.
> How is it other places are charging $130 a vial?
>
> Valerie
>
>
>
>
> On 10/29/15 8:25 AM, "insulin-pumpers-digest"
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> >Firas - you can also buy medications with no prescription in Central 
> >America and other parts of Europe as well, as long as it is not a 
> >narcotic.  The idea of needing a prescription for maintenance drugs, 
> >like insulin, is stupid.  It perpetuates the circle of insurance, 
> >doctors (and his staff), pharmacies.  Everybody has to make a profit 
> >at
> each stage.
> >
> >Jeffrey - if it weren't for a kind friend who gives me her surplus 
> >insulin (Humalog), I would not be able to afford it.  Costco offers a 
> >slight discount for people with no insurance, but it is still a lot 
> >of money.  I also asked Walmart why I could buy Humalog in Panama 
> >(for
> >example) at $50/vial, when I have to pay over $130 (this was four
> >years) here in the US.  The poor fool told me that it was because of 
> >all the innovations that were taking place in the medical world in 
> >the US.  Well, if you read the news in medicine, there is a lot of 
> >research going on in Europe, India and other places.  The fact of the 
> >matter is we (our country) are subsidizing other parts of the world 
> >who could not otherwise afford insulin or other medications.  
> >Frankly, it irks me that we are so passive (I now I was when I had 
> >insurance).  We just assume the insurance will pay for it, so why fight
for prices?
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