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    Re: Thailand Prescription drug cost.

    oh woe is me...wheres the violin...u still live in a great country....still have thousands trying to hop over the border every day...so stop whining

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    Re: Thailand Prescription drug cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by maump View Post
    the purpose of this thread was to ask about drug prices in Thailand. when I searched online to compare Thai to USA prices, it was quite a bit more in Thailand than here for the generics medications I take.
    If you were looking at imported generic versions of the same medications that you take in the US, then pharmacy mark-ups (including tax) for imported generics are between 20-150%, compared with international reference prices. Other pharmacies may have cheaper prices than Bangkok Drugs, and Thai-made versions of the generics are cheaper than imported versions.

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    maump,

    I'm sure you're aware that the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. is higher than any other country in the world. This is because the pharmaceutical industry, which is the largest industry in the U.S., provides huge cash donations to U.S politicians who don't ever want to put controls over the cost of prescription drugs for fear that the donations will stop. Plain and simple.

    The article I've linked below, says that Thailand has some of the cheapest prices in the world for some generic and branded products. Unsurprisingly, the results show staggeringly high prices for many of the same drugs in the US.

    The only thing I used a Thai pharmacy for are band aids and boner boosters - and both cost a quarter of the price as in the U.S.

    https://www.pacificprime.co.th/blog/...ice-disparity/

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    ....desantis in florida is bucking that trend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by latintopxxx View Post

    ...desantis in florida is bucking that trend...
    Of course he is. because the age of the average voter in Florida is around 107...LOL

    He's just trying to buck himself into the Whitehouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodger View Post
    maump,

    I'm sure you're aware that the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. is higher than any other country in the world. This is because the pharmaceutical industry, which is the largest industry in the U.S., provides huge cash donations to U.S politicians who don't ever want to put controls over the cost of prescription drugs for fear that the donations will stop. Plain and simple.

    The article I've linked below, says that Thailand has some of the cheapest prices in the world for some generic and branded products. Unsurprisingly, the results show staggeringly high prices for many of the same drugs in the US.

    The only thing I used a Thai pharmacy for are band aids and boner boosters - and both cost a quarter of the price as in the U.S.

    https://www.pacificprime.co.th/blog/...ice-disparity/
    If one has medical insurance in USA the cost of drugs can be very inexpensive. Also one can use discount cards at supermarkets, etc, where the cost of drugs are again inexpensive.

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    francois.....for heavens sake....i know u r french so automatically r at a disadvantage...stop posting inane crapola...obviously if someone has medical insurance then the meds will be subsidised....as in cheaper...

    dodger....florida is great...have had 3 holidays in ft lauderdale...lotsa younger guys there on the hunt for older guys...fun to be had...

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    Re: Thailand Prescription drug cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonman View Post
    If you were looking at imported generic versions of the same medications that you take in the US, then pharmacy mark-ups (including tax) for imported generics are between 20-150%, compared with international reference prices. Other pharmacies may have cheaper prices than Bangkok Drugs, and Thai-made versions of the generics are cheaper than imported versions.
    I am not looking for imported generics, just generics. my medications are very common, long time generics. here is what I found based on comparing Bangkok online drugs store and cash at Costplusdrugs.com. NO insurance

    some of you old guys are taking these...... are these the kind of prices you pay?

    Comparison for 90 day supply from USA cash pharmacy Delivery $5 (total order):

    Dilatrend [Carvedilol] 6.25 mg [Sheet of 10 tablets] ฿190.00 x 18 = ฿3420 / 90 day USA $11.40 /180 or ฿419
    Ezetrol [Ezetimibe] 10 mg [Sheet of 10 tablets] ฿550.00 x 9 = ฿4950 USA $8.40/90 ฿309
    Rosuvastatin Sandoz 20 mg [Box of 28 tablets] ฿910.00 x 3 = ฿2730 USA $6.60/90 ฿243
    Ramipril (generic ACE inhibitor) Not listed online in Thailand? USA $7.50/90 or ฿276
    Sildenafil Sidegra [Sildenafil] 100 mg [Box of 4 tablets] ฿180.00 USA $10.20/90 100mg or ฿375
    CIalis generic Not listed online in Thailand USA 90 x 20 mg 12.40 or ฿456

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    Quote Originally Posted by maump View Post
    I am not looking for imported generics, just generics. my medications are very common, long time generics. here is what I found based on comparing Bangkok online drugs store and cash at Costplusdrugs.com. NO insurance

    some of you old guys are taking these...... are these the kind of prices you pay?

    Comparison for 90 day supply from USA cash pharmacy Delivery $5 (total order):

    Dilatrend [Carvedilol] 6.25 mg [Sheet of 10 tablets] ฿190.00 x 18 = ฿3420 / 90 day USA $11.40 /180 or ฿419
    Ezetrol [Ezetimibe] 10 mg [Sheet of 10 tablets] ฿550.00 x 9 = ฿4950 USA $8.40/90 ฿309
    Rosuvastatin Sandoz 20 mg [Box of 28 tablets] ฿910.00 x 3 = ฿2730 USA $6.60/90 ฿243
    Ramipril (generic ACE inhibitor) Not listed online in Thailand? USA $7.50/90 or ฿276
    Sildenafil Sidegra [Sildenafil] 100 mg [Box of 4 tablets] ฿180.00 USA $10.20/90 100mg or ฿375
    CIalis generic Not listed online in Thailand USA 90 x 20 mg 12.40 or ฿456
    The Thai generic of Ramipril is called Ramicard.

    As a non-American national, I was interested/surprised at the prices you quoted for your medications from Costplusdrugs.com having, like others, always assumed that people in the US paid exorbitant prices for their medications - with or without insurance. Costplusdrugs, however, is not representative of US pharmacies, is it?

    It started business (as Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company) only in January 2022, i.e., it is less than 12 months old. It is intended to manufacture and distribute its own generic drugs, thus skipping the middlemen with the intention of "disrupting the pricing of as many drugs as we possibly can" and "disrupt the drug industry and to do our best to end ridiculous drug prices" (https://costplusdrugs.com/mission/). According to Forbes, Mark Cuban's "Real Time Net Worth as of 9/5/22 is $4.6 Billion, and he ranks #578 in the world today" (https://www.forbes.com/profile/mark-...h=62b4a8ff6a04). The firm does not accept medical insurance payments.

    Costplus works with a "trusted fulfillment partner, Truepill" that "provides best-in-class pharmacy services" (https://costplusdrugs.com/providers/). Truepill states that "in 2019, we were proud to be featured in the Forbes “Next Billion-Dollar Startup” list (https://truepill.com/company).

    The answer to your repeated question, therefore, is that Thai drugstores cannot compete in selling generic medications - imported or otherwise - at lower costs than a single, new, US-based pharmaceutical company with a billionaire founder and a trusted fulfillment partner that is also in the billionaire class. I am sure, however, posters - American and otherwise - will be interested to learn whether Costplus Drugs makes overseas deliveries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonman View Post

    ...... I am sure, however, posters - American and otherwise - will be interested to learn whether Costplus Drugs makes overseas deliveries.
    I was always under the assumption (right or wrong) that individuals could carry up to a 90 day supply of prescription medications for their own personal use when traveling abroad, although shipping or mailing prescription drugs to another country was illegal. I could be wrong.

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