“My prescription drug insurance company changes it’s list of preferred drug stores every year which makes it hard on the consumer as you have to move to another store. I have glaucoma and for years I used Alphagan 0.1% drops prescribed by my doctor. Two years ago my copay skyrocketed, and I was forced to switch to the generic drug, Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2%. Although these drops are stronger and harder on my eyes, the copay was affordable. Last year my copay was $6.00 for a 30-day supply. In January my preferred drug store was changed, and the copay for the same prescription went to $102.00. How is this possible I asked? The answer is “take it or leave it!” I live in an independent living facility where the rent is also increasing and something has to give as I cannot continue paying drugs, food and rent.”
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