I just thought ide throw this in for a giggle on script costs comparrison with the UK & US
I went to my Dr and asked for the anti smoking drug Chantix, to be fair he hadnt heard of it so looked it up in some book Drs use.
He wasnt too keen to prescribe it to me on a NHS prescription which was in my opinion pretty fair as it wasnt the NHS that made me smoke all those years so I didnt think it was fair the NHS footed the bill for my addiction, so the Dr gave me a private prescription and charged me £15.00 ($30.00) approx for the pleasure
I took the script to the pharmacy and the total cost of a three months supply of Chantix was £278.00 ( $565.00) approx.
The average cost of a packet of 20 ciggs over here in the UK are £5.65
20 Ciggs a day X 7 days = £39.55 ($80.30) approx per week
12 weeks X £39.55 = £474.60 ($964.00) approx over 12 weeks
I make that Ive saved myself close to £200.00 ($400.00) approx inside 3 months.
Since taking the Chantix I havent had a cig for 10 weeks ive had the odd craving which didnt last long. Side effects nothing but a small upset tum at the begining of the course which I didnt get if I took the tablets with food.
So all things being equal after 35 yrs of being hooked finally Ive stopped smoking thanks to Chantix I tried every other gimmick on the market but non worked like this.
Chantix very expensive over here in the UK but when you look at the long term after you quit you save yourself thousands and you feel a dam sight healthier