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PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST VS. SALE PRICE

February 2, 2012

http://www.livestrong.com/article/260599-prescription-drug-cost-vs-sale-price/

“Insight Journal” reports that many of the active ingredients in prescription drugs are manufactured overseas, and that the pharmaceutical industry earns from 2,809 percent markup of the cost of active ingredient in Zestril, to as much as 570,000 percent markup in Xanax; the markup for Xanax is based on a consumer price of $137.79 for 100 tablets and $0.024 for the cost of the active ingredients.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/260599-prescription-drug-cost-vs-sale-price/#ixzz1lG5eJU00

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