Testifying before Congress was the last place I expected to see Seth Rogen, star of movies Superbad and Knocked Up. But there he was, in front of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, speaking about his family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease in order to raise awareness about its effects, including the high costs of treatment.
Although there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s or its progression, there is medication that can help alleviate symptoms, such as memory loss and confusion. Rogen points out that he can’t imagine how patients on limited incomes treat Alzheimer’s and that it is the most “costly condition in the United States…where in a country for a dollar and twenty-nine cents you can get a taco made out of Doritos.” We thought it would be helpful to show how much Americans can save on Alzheimer’s medication by ordering from a verified international online pharmacy. Looking at one brand name and two generic medications, we found an average savings of 72%.
Savings on 3-month Supplies of Alzheimer’s Medication
|Drug Name||U.S. Pharmacy Price||International Online Pharmacy Price||Percent Savings||Annual Savings|
|Rivastigmine (Exelon) – 3 mg, 180 pills – generic||$959||$106.40*||89%||$3,410.40|
|Namenda – 10 mg, 180 pills||$1,139||$207+||82%||$3,728|
|Galantamine(Razaydne) – 8 mg ER, 180 pills – generic||$546||$293.40+||46%||$1,010.40|
*Price calculated from 90 pills
+Price calculated from 100 pills