As they often are, this is a splendidly produced commercial. What they don’t tell you… never tell you is what these things cost.
Sometimes they suggest there are available discounts.
But here at the Wessays™ Secret Mountain Laboratory, the research department comes up with a cost figure at your local pharmacy.
FDA Warning: the rest of this post contains bone rattling, mind blowing information. Reading while standing is not recommended.
A 12 week supply, purchased without a coupon is Ninety-four thousand 500 dollars. That’s written out so you don’t think the figure $94,500. Is a typo.
It’s cheaper in Canada. $80,000. Wow, what a bargain.
It’s cheaper in England. £39,000 about 48,700 USD.
So, the good news is if you lived in India, you’d pay less than 10% of the US price. The bad news: You’d live in India.
Chances are your health plan — if you still have one — doesn’t cover much of this. There’s a steep co-pay and there are coupons to cover that.
But if you were born in the earliest years of the boomer era, you get medicare. And your Part D coverage makes you ineligible for the factory co pay rebate.
Is the cost of this stuff extreme? Well, if you ask the company of course not. But to most of us, it is.
Let’s say you take it for 12 weeks by raiding your IRA or selling your house and moving into an extra large mailbox at the UPS Store. And let’s say 12 weeks doesn’t do it for you. How many 12 week periods in a year? Four and change.
Maybe move to India.
-Is “very, very” a double positive and therefore self cancelling?