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AMAC Appears on FOX News

Association of Mature American Citizens’ Andrew Mangione on concerns over the high costs for medication.

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I have Aetna through my place of work. The Rx part of my coverage, in plan, requires generic. If the pharmaceutical companies succeed in removing generic for the most basic medications, I would have a serious problem with my insurance coverage.

without fox news i would never know how corrupt this government is. full of liers

My recent thyroid prescription for synthroid was filled and included a note saying the generic was not provided due to the fact it was more expensive. I thought generic was suppose to be less expensive. Is my medication provider playing games since I hear the drug companies are trying to combat the use of generics?

I take Advair for $40 per month (insurance co pay amount) – when I go into the donut hole it goes to over $120/month. I purchase the generic by GlaxoSmithKline (same company that makes Advair) – actually comes in same container made in the same factory in the UK – for $65 in Canada. Same thing with Spriva. Normally, my total drug cost per year is over $7000 of which I pay about $2800. If I purchase Generics from Canada my total cost is $1200 – as a result medicare and my insurance company’s are not involved. As a result, I am also saving them each about $3000 per year. My drug store tells me there is not generic – that is because the big companies or the US government keeps them from selling these generics in the USA. Talk about waste! PS: the drugs work fine – I notice… Read more »
First,most drugs carry a patent by the firm that developed it.With this protection you pay thier price or you do not get it.Now hear this, we in the great USA have no price controls on the drug industry,if the country of India wants to buy the drug they can negioate the price they have price controls.The the drug industry has a mark up on the drug so HIGH you would not believe it,they can sell the drug to them at a dime on the dollar as they are still doing a higher volume.This is true as I am buying the FDA,Brand and Generic at 50% to 80% from several countries and having them shipped direct to the customers home at these savings.Now the word was the Drug Companies would stop selling to the countries that are selling back to the US but they would not, as there MARK UP was… Read more »

I tend to disagree because my husband takes Lipitor, tried the Generic which made him feel bad. Went to Pfizer website and found they offer a $4.00 copay card to get the name brand medication. I signed my husband up for it and he gets his Lipitor for $4.00 for one months supply which is $6.00 less than the generic so not all drug companies want to take people’s money. I don’t know of other drug companies that do this but there was no mention of income limits so seniors on this medication can certainly go there to get help too. I know our med insurane copay for the drug is $50.00 but not any more, it’s only $4.00.