Feb 23, 2009 - 2:33 pm
my mom has been taking procrit (40,000) for the past 6 months. the last time she got her prescription filled (december '08) the cost for the 4 vials was $400. today when she went to get a refill, the pharmacy said the cost would be $700. ouch. after contacting the insurance company (oxford/aarp), they said the coverage for the drug has not increased from last year. and from my research so far i have not found any retail cost increases either. so how on earth can the price increase so dramatically?!??! but the oncologist has said she does not have an urgent need for it since her hemoglobin levels are at a decent level (>11.1 right now) so im not too worried right, but im thinking in the future we might have to get the prescription filled again. anyone try to get their procrit presciption filled and have seen a price increase too?