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5/9/12 5:38 P

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You can also contact the drug companies and get some help with the cost. I get my daughters updraft Pulmicort for free because we qualify for the low income guidelines.

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5/9/12 12:56 P

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How long had you had that other inhaler? That ruling went into effect a long time ago. I know I have been paying that for mine at least for the last 2 years. Ask your doc for samples. If you don't have insurance, shop around you may get a better price.
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5/9/12 9:45 A

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I just went to the pharmacy to get a new inhaler, and got a massive case of Sticker Shock!

The cost went from an affordable $10 to $50. The new EPA regulation about inhalers (elimination of CFCs in the gases) caused a JUMP in the price - but still the same meds, just a different delivery gas.

What a rip-off - just because there are now no generics available, asthmatics get hosed!

I'm contacting my Congressmen and Senators to request that they find a way to get this price jump eliminated - perhaps they could grandfather the patent, and rule that the change in gases doesn't change the patent time.

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