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    Default Prices for medication in DR

    Hello all,

    I have bought my Diabetes medication (VICTOZA) for about US$60 per pluma (pen for injection) in South America.

    In Punta Cana the best price I can find is about double. Even if I offer to buy with cash in bulk, they will only drop price 10%.

    My question: does the price of medication depend on what city and/or pharmacy in the DR? Anyone know where would have the best price?

    This medication I need lifelong and daily. So it would be worth my while to find the best place to by it. Next trip to SA I can stock up somewhat, but it it does need refrigeration, so it's not best solution.

    Price in USA absolutely insane btw, so that isn't option.
    Thanks!!

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    I have found that they all use the computer now and thus usually all have the same exact price.
    (Sometimes referred to as price fixing in some countries)

    Try the People's (I think it is government ran) drug stores, if they have it, it could be cheaper.
    I forgot the Spanish name for them. Some are located at or near the hospitals.
    Their stock of drugs carried is more limited.
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    Unfortunately there arenīt any government run pharmacies in Punta Cana. *The ones with lower prices are usually in Veron. *Always ask also if they have it under another name but the same composition.

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    farmacias del pueblo only carry basic medicine, liraglutide is not on their list.

    prices of meds throughout DR are fairly uniform so i doubt it can be found that much cheaper elsewhere.

    your better shot is to find the distributor of this particular lab (novo nordisk) and buy directly from them. they may be willing to sell a larger supply.

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    I bought it for about $100 us at a super market in urbanization real and it was roughly the same price at a pharmacy in the colonial zone
    in the U.S.A. I pay $20 for 3 pens with my insurance ...but the last trip left it in the fridge by mistake

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    ask people to bring them to you. the DR has ridicules prices for medicine. there is no other way...

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    This appears to be diabetes specialist in Santo Domingo.. it might be worth a visit to talk to them about where and how to get your meds.. there might be another medication? or they might be able to put you in touch tieh the drug rep'

    http://www.inden.do/app/do_2013/frontpage.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    farmacias del pueblo only carry basic medicine, liraglutide is not on their list.

    prices of meds throughout DR are fairly uniform so i doubt it can be found that much cheaper elsewhere.

    your better shot is to find the distributor of this particular lab (novo nordisk) and buy directly from them. they may be willing to sell a larger supply.
    Thanks for this suggestion. Couple of questions: what quantity do you think would qualify as a large supply? And any advice on how to contact them? Thanks*

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpaddy View Post
    I bought it for about $100 us at a super market in urbanization real and it was roughly the same price at a pharmacy in the colonial zone
    in the U.S.A. I pay $20 for 3 pens with my insurance ...but the last trip left it in the fridge by mistake
    without insurance in USA price is about $255 per pen! And I don't have insurance.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by santa110xyz View Post
    ask people to bring them to you. the DR has ridicules prices for medicine. there is no other way...
    Thats a good suggestion. But sadly I don't know anyone flying from Colombia to the DR.*

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