Letters to the Editor

Overpriced drugs

During a recent trip to Spain, I lost a 25 milligram bottle of Lumigan, an eye prescription for which, with my insurance, I pay $30 a month. Several years ago, at home, I lost the same prescription, and paid, without insurance a little over $100. Today, my local pharmacy reports the cost has risen to $181.

But in a Spanish pharmacy, without a prescription or insurance, I paid 31euros, about $35, to replace the lost prescription for a bottle that was 25-percent larger. Why are we letting the drug companies get away with that?

Don MacCullough,

North Miami Beach

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