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groovy2
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I talked with the pharmacist friend of mine today-

He told me that a jar of 500 Doxycycline pills went from $60 to $1800-- His cost -

Overseas pharmacy doxy cost 39 cents a pill -
todays price I just looked -

At local pharmacy I used to get doxy for 22 cents
per pill (6 yrs ago)
and pharmacy was making money -


Corporations are giving YOU the finger -
Plain and Simple -

If you want to See who is Really running the show
and pulling the strings watch this documentary-

-- The Corporation --

Tell the history of corporations in the USA -
It's a long documentary 2.5 hours -
but worth Every minute -

Link to--- the Corporation --

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I just filled script for DOXY Hyclate, 100mg. caps for Q = 60 was copay of $10.00 at mail-in pharmacy.
I don't know why it's Doxy Hyclate when it used to be just Doxy.
I don't know what part my insurance paid but it couldn't be over $50-$60 as my part is usually 20%.

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I have filled a Doxy script for a $10 copay in Nov 2013 as well.
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Corporations are not just screwing us for drug prices.

Mega corporations control much of FDA and CDC policy. Just look at the bull**** of the IDSA. etc.

so sad :/

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Same with biologic drugs for RA, Psoriasis, etc. My first infusion of Remicade in 2002 was $8,000 done in the doctor's office. Given every 6 weeks. My doctor gave me years of it although I was getting worse. I asked him if I could have Lyme and he became belligerent and yelled, "It's the nature of your disease". No wonder we can't get well.
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One of the few negatives of free enterprise. You'd think the government would step in and intercede when it comes to life/death drugs, instead they stepped in and asked drug companies how they could assist in making them more money.

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Yea, I mean, the government is comprised of regular people. And most of them are there for money/'power'. Not surprising.

Undiagnosed chronic lyme patient goes to Infectious Disease "EXPERT". After not that long he says "Looks like MS. I recommend you get a wheelchair and get ready to spend the rest of your life in it".

Because if a doctor (a word that actually apparently means god in case you didnt know) does not understand something, then it cannot be real. [cussing]

[Frown]

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Moving to General Support

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Opinions, not medical advice!

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Ain't simply the "corporations giving you the finger", Groovy!
There's a lot of supply & demand at play here, too.
Docs & patients alike are wising up to the fact that "more [doxycycline] taken earlier" is the best way to approach early stage Lyme.

And having a couple of the drug co's that produced "doxy" close down that particular production line sure didn't help.
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From a Bulliten at The American Society of Health System Pharmacists [ashp(dot)org]:

Reason for the Shortage

Mutual states the reason for the shortage is a raw material shortage.4
Watson and Heritage state the reason for the shortage is supply and demand.1,7
Lannett, Mylan, Par, VersaPharm, and West-Ward could not provide a reason for the shortage.2,5,7,9,14
Teva discontinued their doxycycline presentations in May 2013.6
Major discontinued most doxycycline presentations in February 2013. The company could not provide a reason for the discontinuation.3)
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According to my pharmacist friend in Manchester (NH), they SAY the availability & the cost will be much "better" come Spring 2014. We'll see!

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