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Swiss Pharmacy high costs of generics: 1000% prices increase

Swiss Pharmacy high costs of generics: 1000% prices increase

Amoxicillin is used in the treatment of a number of infections including: acute otitis media, streptococcal pharyngitis, pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, salmonella, lyme disease, and chlamydia infections.

I have to do some dental work done, and this is how I came across the following outrageous prizes in Switzerland:

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Amoxicilline
500 mg
Number of PillsPrice €Price CHFPrice per PillOrigin
TEVA 122.06 €2.47 CHF0.2058 CHFFrance
SANDOZ122.25€2.70 CHF0.225 CHFFrance
ZENTIVA122.25€2.70 CHF0.225 CHFFrance
MEPHA2037.5€45 CHF2.25 CHFSwitzerland

Price per pill is 10 yes TEN times more expensive in Switzerland than in France! Yes that a

1000% prices increase and not the 40% you hear in Swiss newspapers!

Switzerland’s Health Care System  is DEEPLY BROKEN and controlled by 3 monopoly

Switzerland
Population
7’952’600
NumberDensity for 100’000 persons France
Population

63’460’000
NumberDensity for 100’000 persons
Doctors16’087205 208’727334
Pharmacies1’73322 23’00036.24
Insurance companies80 to 90 private insurance companies  1’275 mutuelles

118 private insurance companies

 

CH: references 2010 + Swiss HealthCare System + http://www.civitas.org.uk/nhs/download/switzerland.pdf
FR: References 2012 + Private Health Insurance in France http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/35/11/30455292.pdf 2500 pages / page 18 “Mutuelles represent roughly 60% of the total market. Non-profit provident institutions and private insurance companies (including both for-profit and non-profit carriers) split the remaining 40%”

Conclusions

Never Never buy any medicament in Switzerland, go to France/ Germany by Car, offer you a restaurant and a day abroad and it will be still cheaper!

For the skeptical out there I have all bills and boxes to prove this!

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I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.

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