Re: Prices going up for norco???
i would also check out what other specific generics they may have as the above poster mentioned as the watson version too(watsons version of hydro IS a good one. reliable in the overall hydro amt in it)? they may have some other 'form" of the 10/325 hydro/apap with the same exact dose as norco availiable. as long as your doc does NOT specify a specific generic or brand or DAW the script, YOU should be able to simply ask your own pharm if they have 10/325 hydro availiable in another version that is simply cheaper(like the watson or some other co's version). but alot of pharms will usually only carry one specific generic per any given "brand name" product since they DO buy in bulk to save money, usually on the cheapest 'deal' that THEY can find thru their distributor. but it never hurts to ask.
just an FYI here, back when they had the shortage on the BT meds like roxicodone and the MS going on when the ethex drug co had its recall a few years ago(THAT was a nightmare for many), i found out at my pain clinic that most of the 24 hour pharms actually carried the widest choices in how many different drug co's these 24 hour ones just carried. so if there ARE any 24 hour pharms around you, they just might carry many more different drug co's brands there compared to the non 24 hour ones. just remembered that.
but definitely start making some phone calls to any other pharms around you. make sure you also write down the name and the prices in a notebook or something so you just have a good solid 'list". you can also SHOW this list to your current pharm too esp if 'their" prices are just wayy too over the top compared to what you find at some others? i would also call your own current pharm to ask if they even carry another form of generic first just to see if they may have another there that would be cheaper the next time you go in. if they DO and its cheaper, great. if not, at least you asked them first, ya know? but THAT much raise in price is really really sick, esp when they KNOW you are having to pay out of pocket too? i just cannot imagine ANY real justification for THAT. its such a huge 'jump' in such little timeframe, and just sounds like wayy too much money to even begin to justify it. they more than 'make up" profit with the people who HAVE ins, to 'hit" people like you with no ins in such a cruel way.
just start making calls. you may be very suprised(in a GOOD way) at the differences you find at other pharms. i HAVE heard that the bigger "warehouse stores" like a sams club really do have some good prices in the stores that have the pharms in them? and you do NOT have to even be a member to use the pharmacy part either in most of them. just call anyplace that HAS a pharm in it like a walmart and such too. good luck with this, and let us know what you find out. i really AM rather curious myself as to what you are going to find out once you just do some simple checking around. marcia
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