View Full Version : Has Preferred status on my insurance formulary now...


nickel76
05-10-10, 01:17 PM
Just did a search on my insurance drug list, and low and behold METHAMPHETAMINE HCL 5 MG was just added to the "Preferred" drug list (it's the 7th medication, the others being generic versions of adderall ir/xr, dexedrine ir/xr, and ritalin ir/sr). I doubt that's going to help doctors psychologically accept the idea of "prescribing meth", regardless of how good it works lol.

ToneTone
05-11-10, 08:57 PM
Great story to pass on. I think the stingy insurers (bless their hearts) have figured out that this "old" medicine actually works well for a lot of people. Apparently there are a lot of meds out there like that--old and so they aren't as sexy or as surrounded by fantasy as the newfangled meds, but apparently they are just as effective.

Tone

nickel76
05-11-10, 11:05 PM
I think it's because it just became available in generic form, before that it was only brand name Desoxyn. If you go here (http://206.135.51.247/Index.aspx?sGUI=9c23beb8-c05a-4bc4-88f3-90742613afd5) and type in Desoxyn it has the option for a generic now. About $93 at walgreens compared to $260 for the brand. It's manufactured by Mylan. Here's (http://www.drugstorenews.com/story.aspx?id=137587&menuid=785) the press release.

kenny5277
06-10-10, 09:22 PM
I think it's because it just became available in generic form, before that it was only brand name Desoxyn. If you go here (http://206.135.51.247/Index.aspx?sGUI=9c23beb8-c05a-4bc4-88f3-90742613afd5) and type in Desoxyn it has the option for a generic now. About $93 at walgreens compared to $260 for the brand. It's manufactured by Mylan. Here's (http://www.drugstorenews.com/story.aspx?id=137587&menuid=785) the press release.

Do you mean it's $93 with your insurance? I just got a prescription for it which I haven't filled yet, but I've called around to get the out of pocket price (I don't have insurance) and it seems to be close to $300 for a month's supply.

nickel76
06-12-10, 10:52 AM
Do you mean it's $93 with your insurance? I just got a prescription for it which I haven't filled yet, but I've called around to get the out of pocket price (I don't have insurance) and it seems to be close to $300 for a month's supply.
It only costs me $15 since it's a preferred drug, the $93 was just an example using this (http://206.135.51.247/Index.aspx?sGUI=9c23beb8-c05a-4bc4-88f3-90742613afd5) website that gives you drug prices when using their free prescription card. I put in 60ct and those were the prices it gave. So out of pocket its about $1.5 a pill for the generic (walgreens is the cheapest) and about $4.25 a pill for the brand. Is that Berlin GERMANY or a different Berlin? If it's Germany I have no idea what the price could be.