3) They’ve raised the prices of the few patented medications left in the US substantially in the last few years. The following table clearly shows this pattern:

Medication and Dose Indication October 2012 Price June 2016 Price Price Increase
Abilify 20 mg Depression $26.35 per pill $40.51 per pill 54%
Advair 250/50 Asthma $3.97 per inhalation $5.48 per inhalation 38%
Benicar 40 mg Blood Pressure $4.26 per pill $7.10 per pill 67%
Byetta 10 mcg Diabetes $128.58 per dose pen $232.59 per dose pen 81%
Cialis 20 mg Antique
Bathtub Sex
$23.64 per pill $49.79 per pill 111%
Crestor 20 mg Cholesterol $4.99 per pill $8.09 per pill 62%
Diovan 160 mg Blood Pressure $3.43 per pill $5.89 per pill 72%
Effient 10 mg Heart Disease $6.80 per pill $12.59 per pill 85%
Geodon 40 mg Psychosis $8.16 per capsule $14.13 per capsule 73%
Gleevec 400 mg Leukemia $189.91 per pill $324.46 per pill 71%
Januvia 50 mg Diabetes $7.30 per pill $11.75 per pill 61%
Lyrica 50 mg Pain $3.00 per capsule $5.57 per capsule 86%
Pristiq ER 50 mg Depression $4.84 per pill $9.42 per pill 95%
Vytorin 10/40 Cholesterol $4.70 per pill $8.24 per pill 75%
Xarelto 20 mg Atrial Fibrillation $7.59 per pill $11.60 per pill 53%
Copyright © 2018 The Healthcare Cost Reference Guide