WhiteHall Pharmacy Fairmont WV - Overcharging For Prescriptions

Review by tatoojag on 2013-04-02
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FAIRMONT WV, WEST VIRGINIA -- My wife gets a prescription of subutex every month and is charged a little over $2 a pill at Best Care Pharmacy In Bridgeport WV...She stopped at Whitheall Pharmacy in Fairmont WV and they wanted to charge her $8 a pill..I talked to the pharmacist and she told me the price was based on their cost, the problem is I know what their cost is......They are jacking up the price so high because they know so many people need this medication and will pay that amount....That is totally unethical. White hall pharmacy is taking advantage of every ex drug addict by charging insane prices for the medication and something has to be done....They are making so much money on one medication it is not even funny.....My wife pays $148.00 for 56 pills in Bridgeport WV and Whitheall pharmacy tried to charge her $446.00 for 56 pills....that's one hell of a mark up if you ask me....SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE!!!!!
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-04-02
Posted by Chaparrita on 2013-04-02:
The cost of medications is based on what is usual and customary for that area. The other pharmacy must be in a more costly area
Posted by Kenneth on 2013-04-02:
Actually, you don't know their cost. The first pharmacy may stock that particular medication for 100 patients and they buy it in bulk, while the second pharmacy may only order it for your wife and pays a much higher cost per pill. You may not be comparing apples to apples.
Posted by Susan on 2013-04-02:
Could the price difference be branded vs generic? Pharmacies can charge whatever they want - sounds like you have a lower cost alternative so buy from them.

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