Monday, June 25, 2007
The Four Dollar Prescription is a MYTH
The baby has yet another ear infection. I decided to stop to pick up her antibiotic on the way home.
I got to the pharmacy, where they told me it would be an hour and a half long wait. No worries, I can check out stuff for the wedding. I can always browse for new baby clothes. They have a "luxury" bath and body aisle I could spend a pretty penny in . So Violet and I shopped.
An hour and a half later. I stand in line for a half hour. Now, keep in mind, there are only two people in front of me. So why THE HELL would it take so long to get to the front?!?!? I finally get to the front, and Violet's prescription is 73 FREAKING DOLLARS. 73 dollars. For the GENERIC brand. For 10 days of GENERIC antibiotic. That is $2.43 a millilitre. $7.30 a day. Good thing she is worth it. After checking with Jason to make sure we had enough in our checking account, plus signing for my own $81 crazy meds, the "pharmacy technician" (read: walmart cashier who watched an hour of pharmacy training video) informs me she has to add water to the powdered antibiotic. It hadn't been reconstituted yet.
WHAT THE HELL had they been doing that took 2 FREAKING HOURS?!?!?