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Considering it is a less addictive medication that would do the same as oxycodone why isn’t it more affordable?
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Cost of production doesn't seem to be a factor. Where I live, medicines are very expensive and you can get a 30-day supply of Lyrica (90 capsules) for around US$ 100.00 to US$ 150.00 without insurance cover and 20% discount with insurance. And nearby in Colombia, you can get the same supply (90 capsules) for around US $13.00.
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Pharmaceutical companies are not in the game altruistically.
When they develop, research and make drugs available their chief concern is to quickly recover developement costs and start milking the market for maxiumum profit.
Patents on thousands of drugs mean that profits in the thousands of %ages can be screwed out of sick people for decades. The third world has been making alternatives for deacades which give the same efficacy for pennies, where the same drug in the WEST can cost big money.
I imagine they want to get their money back before all the dangerous side effects start to attract litigation too.
Side effects include:
violent behavior, aggressiveness, or anger.
anxiousness or restlessness.
suicidal thoughts or behavior.