Walgreens has fraudalent practice pricing inhalators
I have been using Atrovent Hfa for a number of years. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim in the form of a inhalation aerosol in one size of 12.9 grams or 200 metered actuations.
Previous to having it filled at Walgreens, I had this prescription filled thru Medco and Rite Aid and it cost 45.00 per inhaler. The first time I had it filled at Walgreens it was $45.00.
Today I had the prescription filled and it was $90.00. The clerks claimed that on 7/6/11 they made a mistake charging me $45.oo because the inhaler was a 50 day supply, because I am to take it twice a day, 2 puffs each time. I have already emailed my Insurance company and I will be emailing Medicare because this is a fraudulent practice. an inhaler is an inhaler, no matter how many days supply is in it. If a person only had to use it twice a day but 1 puff, with your policy it will cost him $135.oo for the same inhaler. This is clear fraud.