I read with great interest LaVerne Fieseler’s trouble with Medicare (5/7, Letters). As a pharmacist, I would question the physician’s price of Procrit: $1,280 per week. This drug can be purchased, by a wholesaler, for less than $600 per week. So why such a large markup for a life-sustaining drug?
While Medicare may not reimburse a truly fair amount, physicians have too long overcharged for medications they administer in their office.