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:
|Number of Pills||Price €||Price CHF||Price per Pill||Origin|
|TEVA||12||2.06 €||2.47 CHF||0.2058 CHF||France|
|SANDOZ||12||2.25€||2.70 CHF||0.225 CHF||France|
|ZENTIVA||12||2.25€||2.70 CHF||0.225 CHF||France|
|MEPHA||20||37.5€||45 CHF||2.25 CHF||Switzerland|
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
|Number||Density for 100’000 persons||France |
|Number||Density for 100’000 persons|
|Insurance companies||80 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%”
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!