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  •  Try $1,500 a month. (10+ / 0-)

    That's what my HIV drug combo costs per month.  Fortunately, I have good insurance, so my costs for those drugs are limited to a $25 co-pay for each one, or $50 per month.

    But in case you think anyone is getting off easy here, keep in mind that Indian drug companies like Cipla are producing three-drug combos for HIV and charging $600 for a year's supply.  My insurance company pays more than double that for a single month of my drugs.  So what's happening is that drug companies are raking in gigantic profits off of these drugs here in the U.S.  And as DrSteveB points out, our so-called health insurance reform legislation doesn't allow for any price negotiation with these bloodsucking pharmaceutical companies.

    Maladie d'Amour, Où l'on meurt d'Aimer, Seul et sans Amour, Sid'abandonné

    by FogCityJohn on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 09:00:35 PM PDT

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