- Nov 1, 2019
- Loved one DX
A few posters have mentioned the cost of pharmaceuticals in the US, and I’m trying to compare to the situation here in Oz. For example I’m on blood pressure meds and they cost about $12.00 a month (about $US8). I’ve investigated for my brother the possibility of “off label” Triumeq (repurposed anti retroviral med currently used to treat HIV) which is in trial for ALS atm (the Lighthouse trial). An “off label” script (because it’s not for treatment of HIV) would cost about $A800, but for HIV patients, because out PBS has licenced it for that treatment, would be about the same as my blood pressure meds, or not much more. How does it work in the US? Interesting that some have suggested a neuro may be able to prescribe a med “off label”. Does that mean you can get, say, Triumeq at a reasonable price?