Price per Dose for medications?

  1. Hello All!

    I have a problem, every week we are assigned a different drug to do a big write up on, one of the requirements is cost per dose of the drug. The instructions are to "search the web" for pricing information. I (and several of my classmates) have searched literally hundreds of sites but cannot find prices in American currency.

    I can find lots of articles of how we are the most expensive country to get sick in, but when it comes to the Rx drugs that are only administered in the hospital I can not find pricing.

    Does anyone have a good, reliable web site I can try?
    It would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Achoo!
    maybe the manufacturers website that makes the drug?
  4. by   Race Mom
    That info could be right there in you drug guide! I have the PDA version for this year and I know I can find the price to any individual drug. I flipped open my old 7th version of Davis's Drug Guide and went to Haloperidol. Under Availability it gives the price for Haldol-1mg $19.03/30 etc. Then it gives the price for generic. The book doesn't give this for Heparin, but my current PDA version of the same book does. Again, it's listed under "Availability". Cost: 1000 units/ml $1.10/ml, 5000 units/ml $1.44/ml.
    Good luck!
    You might also check www.medscape.com/druginfo
    I don't know if they give the cost, but check. Even then the website is great! I like to use the drug interactions part of the website when I have a new patient to quickly check for drug interactions. One of my favorite sites!
  5. by   Always Learning, RN
    Thanks guys!

    I have tried the mfg. website to no avail but the medscape site did the trick. My drug guide (Mosby's) does not list pricing info but if Davis's does, may be I will go get that one.


    Thanks again,
    CareerStudent.
  6. by   Daytonite
    It's very easy to get the retail cost on the Walgreen's or CVS pharmacy sites. Have you tried those?
  7. by   babynurselsa
    Davis does have pricing info.
  8. by   marilynmom
    Yep, I just looked in my Davis drug guide and it lists the prices.

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