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ump in price of pain meds

terror8396tterror8396 Posts: 1,831
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:48 AM in Chronic Pain
went to get my compounded oxy at the beginning of the month and i noticed that the price went up 35dollars for 120 of them. i asked the pharmacy and they said they had nothing to do with the jump in price. they said i should talk to my insurance co about this. i have heard of price increase but 35 dollars at once for compounded oxy seems a bit too much. anyone else have problems with increase in pain meds? i just took a decrease in strength of my fenatyl lollipops to make up for the cost and now an increase in my oxy. what gives?
jon
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
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Comments

  • Did you ask your insurance company? Maybe they moved the compounded medication from formulary to non-formulary, or decided to allow only a certain amount on formulary?

    I take 120 mg of Cymbalta, and only get 60 mg at the formulary rate so it costs $50/month instead of $20.

  • We will all be seeing increases in everything regarding healthcare shortly. I see all that we are doing here at the gov to ensure that everyone has healthcoverage and it's going to come from everybody's pocket - except for those that won't work of course, even tho they are able - they will continue to get it for free.
    This is most likely just a drop in the bucket of tricks from what I see coming... Tis' a sad state of affairs and it's going to get a whole lot sadder...
    Sometimes I just absolutely HATE my job! BUT, what choice do you have after 31 1/2 years and only 5 1/2 left to go... It is disgusting...
  • Hi Jon,

    Like was said, prices "they be going up!" I just got my "2011 BCBS" benefits booklet. Prescription prices on average seem to have gone up between $5 and $15 for non generic meds. Some stuff went down, but procedures, in/out patient, surgeries etc., have all gone up. Sniff... Oh, and my premiums are going up around $48 a month in 2011.

    Brenda
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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