A recent trip to my local Walgreens to pick up a prescription nearly gave me a heart attack. My dermatologist had recommended a new ointment to treat a chronic skin condition. While she had mentioned that it was expensive, I simply wasn't prepared for what that really meant.
According to the prescription info I received and my math, this ointment costs $100.29 per gram! (A gram is about the weight of a paperclip or a dime.) You won't hear me complaining about the high cost of gas anymore, which is a bargain compared to this stuff.
Fortunately, my insurance covered the cost. Plus, this wasn't a "critical" prescription anyway because my condition is merely an annoyance I deal with rather than something that causes real chronic pain that needs managing because it impacts my life. In other words, I could have declined it and stuck with a much-cheaper prescription.
Do you suffer from any chronic-pain conditions, such as backaches or migraines, that you treat with prescription medication? Does that regular expense create a burden for you?