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Seroquel Quetiapine

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I heard on radio 4 last night a program about the pharmaceutical industry

Seroquel alone brings in 4 and half billion pounds every year
 
rollinat

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I can well believe it. When I get my prescriptions it says on them what the full cost would be, and for a month of a fairly new but generic anti-depressant it's about $450. Scary, really - it's good that there are researchers trying to develop new and better drugs all the time, but it's not exactly an entirely altruistic industry.
 
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i think is disgusting the cost of prescripton. I think the presciptions should be free for people with log term illness.

If it means that they would become ill if they dont take them, then they would need to be hospitalized, it would cost much more.

Currently my tablets deliverd by the chemist on a weekly basis and i take 7 differnt ones that would cost me at least £49. per week (200 per month)
before i used t buy an annual prepayment for about £120 for the year, so it was well worth the money i spent on it.

I am now on income support and get free prescriptions, and its so much easier
 
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Certianly an interesting issue raised. I do think at times perscriptions are incrediably overpriced but I guess they they have to come to a balanced price so that the more expensive medication is avaliable at the same rate.

I think something like seroquel quetiapine is pretty widely used and isn't just perscribed for one condition so that would up its turnover.
 
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