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Thu May 25, 2023, 10:15 PM

Dr. wrote me a prescription for foot wound -- check out this price.


$2,765.00 for ten tablets.

I paid $1.45.


What the hell kind of racket is this?

The pill is "linezolid"

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Reply Dr. wrote me a prescription for foot wound -- check out this price. (Original post)
Grasswire2 May 25 OP
JohnSJ May 25 #1
dchill May 25 #3
Grasswire2 May 25 #5
JohnSJ May 26 #9
Laffy Kat May 25 #2
MyOwnPeace May 25 #4
Grasswire2 May 26 #6
rubbersole May 26 #7
Grasswire2 May 26 #8
flying_wahini Monday #12
Warpy May 26 #10
Grasswire2 May 26 #11

Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 10:21 PM

1. It is an antibiotic used against resistant bacteria. If insurance is charging you that much, or you

donít have insurance, you can get it utilizing goodrx anywhere from 40 to 800 dollars for 20 pills depending which pharmacy you go to

https://www.goodrx.com/linezolid

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #1)

Thu May 25, 2023, 10:40 PM

3. Rightl But with universal health care it would be $1.45.

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Response to dchill (Reply #3)

Thu May 25, 2023, 11:58 PM

5. as it is with Medicare

What a screwed up world.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #5)

Fri May 26, 2023, 10:08 AM

9. Not necessarily with a Medicare part D plan.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 10:29 PM

2. This is why people without insurance die.

What a country.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 10:47 PM

4. Maybe not related, but......

I went to the DR. for an aching shoulder the other day and he said we could go 'serious' (MRI) or try a 'shot.'
I was willing to try the 'conservative' route (strike me down for THAT comment!) and he gave me a shot in the shoulder.

Got the 'bill' today (insurance paid it, but STILL!!!) - that bill was $140 for the meds - AND $140 for HIM sticking the needle in me t 'deliver' the meds.

SERIOUSLY?

$140 MORE for sticking the needle in me?

We have a larger problem than Hunter Biden's laptop here.........

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:01 AM

6. if it can be sold for $1.45 (as it is with medicare)...

...then think about how little the production of these ten pills cost the manufacturer.

Pennies.

And yet they want thousands of dollars for the frickin ten pills.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #6)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:14 AM

7. But...but...R & D

Ripoff and die.

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Response to rubbersole (Reply #7)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:34 AM

8. I did think for a moment about the cost of developing the med.

But isn't that why BILLIONS of our tax dollars flow to Big Pharma?

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 5, 2023, 12:34 PM

12. Which ought to be against the law.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 03:11 PM

10. We you on another antibiotic that failed to clear it up?

Linezolid is one of the last ditch antibiotics that can tackle resistant bacteria like MRSA. They usually don't prescribe it because of the high cost, which is artificially high to keep it from being over prescribed. Most of the time, either a standard broad spectrum antibiotic has failed or a culture and sensitivity test (takes about 3-4 days) has turned up a resistant bug.

While your doc might have acted with an overabundance of caution, foot wounds being notoriously hard to treat in diabetics and people with lousy circulation, the drug is usually prescribed only for resistant bacteria.

Just be glad you dodged a financial bomb.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Fri May 26, 2023, 08:30 PM

11. No.

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Never had this previously -- the bug or the med.

My podiatrist likes to go top of the line, I have noticed, looking for novel or expensive remedies.

This med is for cornyebacterium.

And for the other bug (more common), Cipro is the rx and I'm not too happy about the potential side effects of that, either.

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