AussieDodger wrote:One question..... how can an inhaler cost $120 in America and 5 cents in Cuba?
i'm gonna go with...
The average income in Cuba is $10 per month per person. This would make Cuba the poorest country in the world, except for the fact that basic medical care, housing, and 1,000 calories per day of food are essentially free. Official unemployment is close to zero, but most people don't go to work; for 33 cents per day, it isn't worth it.
communism sucks imo
also...i dont really know where that inhaler price in the US comes from
Overall, prices of the new inhalers are higher because there are no generic versions, said Nancy Asai, a pharmacist at Ray Fisher Pharmacy in Fresno. And that means higher insurance co-payments for the brand-name drugs. The new inhalers typically cost from $45 to $65, Asai said.
One brand of inhaler, ProAir HFA, is available for about $30 at some discount pharmacies. But the old generic albuterol inhalers cost less than that.
EDIT: i didnt do all that much research on this, just trying to show how numbers can be manipulated without all the facts to make someones own view look correct...they probably took one of the more expensive inhalers on the market just so the $120 to 0.05$ difference looks as big as possible