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Is this a good price for insulin

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by BRANDYB, May 3, 2009.

  1. BRANDYB

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    Okay I am really ticked off right now. My husband has a new insurance and we can get our insulin through a mail order pharmacy. I called and they told me a 90 day supply would be 89.00. I was tickled because we pay 60.00 a month for insulin now. Well, I ordered it and I am having to pay 200.00 for the 90 day supply. Is this a bad price for mail order? I get 12 vials for this price. They said they did not know why someone would have told me the other price. I am ticked because I work at a hospital and was getting the insulin for 10.00 a vial. I hate to sound so upset about this. I am grateful to have insurance and thankful because the insurance pays so well for her pump supplies but I just wish someone would have not told me wrong.:mad:If you get your insulin from mail order does this price sound okay?
     
  2. frizzyrazzy

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    well...I pay $9 for 6 vials of Novolog. That's a 3 month supply, the rx is written for 2 vials per month, so regardless of how many vials a month we get, it would only be $3 per month, so to me it sounds like a LOT.
     
  3. TEXSONMOM

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    I have used Walgreens forever. My company just switched insurance providers and yesterday I got Levimer, syringes and Synthroid for $95. What the? Not even Novolog. I know before I was getting all of this for under $50.

    I am going to have to look into something else. Where do you get the $9 Novolog?
     
  4. BRANDYB

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    Yeah...I want the 9.00 insulin too....
     
  5. frizzyrazzy

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    it's simple really - have dh join the army, go to war, be away from home for 1 year at a time, risk life and limb, then you too can have $9 insulin. ;)

    heehee.
     
  6. BRANDYB

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    Never mind......I will just pay the $200.:rolleyes:
     
  7. khannen

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    I pay $92 for 6 vials of novolog every 3 mths. Last year, it was only $52. Lol... gotta love price increases. I think Novolog is like $90 a vial retail price so I guess any of these is better than nothing. My father was once paying full price because Medicare didn't cover it.
     
  8. Jilleighn

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    If I was to order through mail order on our insurance it would cost me $30.00 for 3 vials (3 month supply) of Novolog, $65.00 for a 3 month supply of Lantus. and $60 of a 3 month supply for her syringes. her Test strips are $50.00 for a 3 month supply ( we get 4 boxes PER month) so it would be 12 boxes of test strips
     
  9. Kalebsmom

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    We use the pens and I pay about $57.00 a month for 5 pens.
     
  10. fredntan2

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    http://www.pparx.org/

    try this website

    partnership for prescription assistence
    I found the freestyle lite program there. it brought my strips down to 15/3 months.

    that is a lot
     
  11. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    In my last shipment of insulin, a supposedly 3 month supply which will probably last 4 months, insurance paid $162.47 for 1500 units of Lantus, and I paid nothing. Insurance paid $306.87 for 3000 units of Novolog, and I paid $30.00.
    So for 4500 units of insulin intended to be a 3 month supply, insurance paid $469.34 and I or my parents paid $30.00; the total cost was $499.34.
    It's my understanding that NPH and Regular are cheaper, and this being the insurance's preferred pharmacy, I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere else the total cost was cheaper.
    As far as I can tell, insurance has no rhyme or reason for what it has us pay per prescription- it's either 0, 15, or 30 dollars, but it's not consistant at all.

    P.S. Ordering the Lantus as a penfil means I get half as much, waste maybe a tenth as much, and insurance pays less. I don't think the cost to me is any different. It might be cheaper, as long as you are using less than about 15 units per day of Lantus and/or Novolog, to order them as penfils.
     
  12. emm142

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    :eek::eek: You should ALL move to the UK! I've never paid anything for insulin or test strips or pump supplies or the pump itself...
     
  13. twicker1

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    Well, I'm pretty jealous of all of you! Even when our insurace was great, the least I paid was $20 each for a box of Novolog penfills and 1 bottle of Lantus. Now, we have to pay 40% of total cost (with our portion being $100 max), and 2 boxes of penfills is over $400. So until we met our decuctible, I had to pay $400. Lantus is over $50/vial.

    Oh, and it was over $200 for 200 (20 day supply) strips...
     
  14. frizzyrazzy

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    you sure?? we don't pay premiums or co-pays either. ;)
     
  15. Mom2rh

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    I pay $350 a month for our Apidra...4 vials. Don't even ask me what I pay for test strips.
     

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