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Unread 07-28-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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How much are pharmacies charging for 8mg and 2mg. Suboxone / Subutex? Also what does your doctor charge for induction and follow-up visits?
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Unread 08-01-2005, 07:19 PM   #2
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I paid about $10 each for the 8mg. at CVS in RI
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Unread 08-02-2005, 03:28 PM   #3
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that's what i paid here in massachusetts.
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Unread 08-08-2005, 12:59 PM   #4
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Hello, here in New Jersey I use Walgreens phamacy and I pay $6 for 8mg suboxone and $8 for 2mg pills but, the larger the quanity the lower the unit price.

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Unread 08-12-2005, 11:50 PM   #5
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I just paid $9 for 8mg in Connecticut.
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Unread 08-14-2005, 03:32 AM   #6
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$8 for 8mg at CVS Manchester CT and $6 for 2mg. Much better to cut the 8mg. into quarters or halves.
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Unread 09-07-2005, 11:43 AM   #7
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I paid about $7 each for the 8mg.(I Lived In Indonesia) and now I useing methadoneMaintenance Treatment
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Unread 09-10-2005, 01:20 PM   #8
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I am curious. Are your insurance companies paying for the Buprenorphine pills?
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Unread 09-10-2005, 01:26 PM   #9
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according to the recent wall Street Journal article in the news section of this site, 85% of private insurers cover it, but thta many cover any counseling, or other related treatment.
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Unread 10-19-2005, 07:39 PM   #10
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I pay $4.00 for a 8mg pill. And that is too much. Does anyone know when the patent runs out? I Spend about $300.00 a month on this stuff including doctor visits. I think they are taking advantage of us. Hopefully a generic will come out sometime and bring the price down.
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Unread 10-19-2005, 09:01 PM   #11
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Suboxone is protected until 2010, no generic until then.
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Unread 10-20-2005, 09:54 AM   #12
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$4 for a life -saving medicine...That's the best deal I ever got! I'd pay that everyday for the rest of my life if it keeps me out of the horror or addiction.

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Unread 10-20-2005, 11:28 AM   #13
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The price for my Suboxone is $477.00 for 90 8 M.G. Tabs at Meijers, Luckily my insurance is covering it wich leaves me with a $20 copay.
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Unread 10-20-2005, 10:13 PM   #14
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I pay 237 for 56 of them at the Medicine shoppe in west hartford ct. when it comes to buying less, they are like $6/each for 8mg
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Unread 10-28-2005, 12:30 PM   #15
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I paid $8 for 8mg. they wanted $6 for 2mg. So my doctor just wrote it for 8mgs.
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Unread 11-26-2005, 01:58 PM   #16
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I just went to the medicine shop in West hartford CT and paid $4.65 each for 8mg., tablets much better dewal then CVS.
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Unread 12-06-2005, 08:31 AM   #17
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I pay 5 for 8mg
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Unread 12-06-2005, 02:48 PM   #18
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If you guys have an Eckerd Drug around you they have the cheapest price for Suboxone. Also if the drugstore you go to says they do not cover the medicine with your insurance, call your insurance carrier and find out for yourself! This happened to me I was covered and the pharmacy said I wasn't. My copay is $10.00, I am fortuante and will be reinbursed for the past prescriptions.
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Unread 12-19-2005, 12:44 PM   #19
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I live in ny state.I have healthy ny ins. IT will cover suboxone for 6 months only Which happens to be up in jan. I pay a 6 dollar co-pay.
I will edit when i find out price w/no ins.
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Unread 12-19-2005, 10:23 PM   #20
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When I got Tony's script, it cost me $59.98 (or thereabout) for 14 2mg tabs. CVS pharmacy
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Unread 12-27-2005, 07:48 AM   #21
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i live in ann arbor, mi


the first time i had my script filled at walgreens it was $179 for 60 of the 8mg's, they said my insurance would not cover it.

i went for a refill and it was $3, my insurance covered it that time..weird.

next time went in to get 30 2mg pills, cost was $79, insurance didn't cover it.

went to get 60 2mg's fill recently, $3 co-pay. sweet.

doctor wrote me a script for 14 the other day, and it was $10???
i go see my shrink tomorrow, and get a new script. i'll let you know what i paid for it.
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Unread 12-27-2005, 03:00 PM   #22
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I am on medicaid in kansas and it is covered 100%. Although it took several weeks to get it approved and once they did, they approved it for a year
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Unread 01-01-2006, 12:18 AM   #23
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My 2 mg. subutex had to be ordered by my pharmacy and won't be in till the 2nd. My doc called me in one 8mg subutex for the weekend, 15 dollars. Its the rite-aid in the Pittsburgh area .
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Unread 01-02-2006, 12:01 PM   #24
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The 8mg are about $4 in Dallas. Fortunately, my insurance covers.
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Unread 01-05-2006, 03:53 AM   #25
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I get 15 of the 8mg pills and that lasts me about 2 months. I pay $85 for the 15 pills and the office visit. I get mine directly from my doctor in the office.
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Unread 01-05-2006, 07:04 AM   #26
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YES!!! I got my new script for 30 2mg and insurance covered it, $3.
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Unread 01-05-2006, 03:58 PM   #27
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Yesterday, I paid 212.99 for 42 8mg tabs.
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Unread 01-07-2006, 02:23 AM   #28
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My doctor charged me $900 for induction and $200 per visit after (first month x4), second month x2, third month on, I have to go monthly. This includes a 45 minute appointment and my labs (2 drug screens). He does not take insurance, but provides dx coded receipts.

My pharmacy card picks up the Suboxone at $20 per refill.
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Unread 01-07-2006, 09:28 PM   #29
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After making about 200 phone calls to find a doctor that accepted Medicare (most charged 300-500 for the first visit):

Nothing for the office visit, although I'll probably have a small co-pay. This is a doctor in Beverly Hill, where parking cost almost as much as heroin.

The prescription was $37 for 14 8mg. tabs ($2.64 per tablet). I've heard this is very inexpensive, and Monday I will ask the pharmacist if he wouldn't mind if I shared his name & number with anyone needing a reasonable place to purchase the Suboxone. Some Medicare part D providers actually cover the cost of this medication, although I'm still working on that (if anyone has any info. this I'd love to hear about it).


Hope this helps.

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Unread 01-11-2006, 02:22 AM   #30
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First appointment was $250-perscribtion-$217 for 60-2mg

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Unread 01-14-2006, 08:17 PM   #31
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Induction visit in NJ was $400.00. Follow-up visits are $200.00. Insurance paid $208.30 for a 30 count 8mg bottle of Sub, or $6.94 per pill. It is uncertain if uninsured patients pay more.
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Unread 01-24-2006, 03:20 AM   #32
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new place medicine shoppe $4.78 for 8mgs.
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Unread 01-24-2006, 03:31 AM   #33
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hi! im new here. just started 6 days ago and my doc visit was 10 for co-pay and the sub was 25.00 and thats with insurance. it was a 120 -8mgs and the reciept was around 700.00 yes i said 700.00!! thats not bad for 6.00 a pill is it! thats here in california (southern)
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Unread 01-25-2006, 03:40 AM   #34
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HI i am new here.I have been on the sub 8mg for about 3 days.It is a lifesave no withdrawls or cravings.just allitle bit of drowsiness.I go to walgreens pharmacy which my insurance dose not cover and i paid 52$ For 8 8mg tablets.I paid 100 dolor for first visit to my doctor and 50 dollars for each additional visit
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Unread 01-26-2006, 01:56 PM   #35
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I suppose I am blessed as my insurance from my job(which I almost lost due to PAWS had it not been for Bupe)pays most of the cost.I pay a co-pay of $15 for the office visits and $30 per month for 45 8mg pills..........SPANKY
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Unread 02-02-2006, 01:35 PM   #36
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I live in Tn. and pay $200 for office visit a month and pay 5.30 for 8M.G. pill. Call the Suboxone hotline 1-877-SUBOXONE they just started presrcription assistance Feb. 1st. They will pay for your meds. and office visit.

Here in Tn. some doctors are chargeing up to 3200.00 bucks for intial visit. Is that crazy, sounds like there taking advantage of the new treatment. Most docs around here charge between 200 and 700 dollars for intial. Luckily i go every 3 monthes. I hate say it but it is was almost cheaper to stay on drugs. Id rather be broke and clean than strung out with a pocket of pills for sale...
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Unread 02-04-2006, 11:27 PM   #37
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3200.oo bucks thats insain. or people in TN must have a lot of money. i guess if thats what you need to do to get clean its still cheaper then speanding your money on drugs for the rest of your life i know i spent that much money on drugs in a weekend. sad it makes me to think something had that much of a hold on me.
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Unread 02-07-2006, 12:30 AM   #38
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the cost for 50 of the 2mg Subutex tabs was $158.00 with Blue Cross. My insurance pays me back something like 80% of the cost of my medicines after I make my deductible and file the paperwork. So with the insurance "discount" I am paying $3.26 per pill. With this prescription and my regular meds this should get pretty close to my $300.00 deductible for the year so hopefully I will get some money back before I have to get another one filled.
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Unread 02-07-2006, 11:52 PM   #39
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30 2mg 238.95, docters cost 350.00, feeling good priceless lol

hi nancy my meds are free i just have to go to the hosptal pharmacy to pick them up. there putting me on 8mg pills on thersday. i was looking at the reciet from the 2mg pills and without insurance for 30 of them would be 238 dollers. plus im taking 12mg of suboxone a day so it will make it easery for me to desolve 1 1/2 pills instead of 6 pills and there not the best tasting things. by the way do the 8mg tast diffent. thanks agein NancyB
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Unread 02-12-2006, 07:08 PM   #40
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I am in Salt Lake City and I cant find a reg. doctor to help me.I have no insurance so I am paying the methadone clinic $50 a week for the written prescription and $82 a week for 14 8mg pills. Highway robbery!!!! The rich get richer and the poor get poorer and being a recovery addict I need a job and have no money and worry about next weeks script ya know? And the state offers no help and then wonders why we relapse so much...... I wont give up so easily though Im just considering cold turkey quit if I have no money.Anybody know how sick i will be off 8 mg for about 2 weeks Ive been on now?Appreciate advise???? Sharon
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Unread 02-19-2006, 02:47 PM   #41
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Hi,I am new here but so glad I found it!! I am in tn, I pay 50.00 co-pay for 90 8mg tab. my insurance does cover them.(bcbs) I take 24mg a day now for 3 years. this med changed my whole life!! The first office visit was 400.00, then 80.00 a month.
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Unread 02-24-2006, 02:19 AM   #42
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Portland Maine 112 2mgs cost $380, are there any programs available to help with the cost available through the drug company?
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Unread 02-24-2006, 03:05 AM   #43
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hooked4life,
I posted this under a different topic awhile back:


I called the following number for the Suboxone Prescription Assistant Program, 877-SUBOXONE(can also call 877-782-6966, last digit is different with this number, same place though!) This is the information I received:

The girl I spoke to did not know what the requirements were to be eligible for this program. She told me though, in order to even see if you are elible, the process needs to go through your doctor. This plan covers medication only, not office visits, per the girl I spoke to. If you are interested in this, she said to call your doctor and give him the phone number. The doctor needs to speak with them and get the application process started. In my case, my prescription coverage plan pays for my suboxone, so I am not eligible. You need to be paying cash. What other requirements are taken into consideration I do not know BUT if any of you find out, I'm sure it would be appreciated if you would post. Good luck to anyone that goes for this!!!
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Unread 02-24-2006, 10:53 AM   #44
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hooked4life, Another thing to look into is asking your doctor to prescribe 8mg tablets. They're generally more cost-effective. You're paying $3.39 each, and some people who wrote in this thread are paying $4 to $10 for the 8's. So, in doing a little math here, if you paid, say, $6 for 8mg that would be $168 for the 224mgs. And just cut them to the dose you need. Hope that helps!
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Unread 02-25-2006, 01:59 AM   #45
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GWEN: at costco in saugus mass. they are about $5.50 a wack for the 8mg. I called around, everywhere is alot more
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Unread 02-26-2006, 06:56 PM   #46
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Rios Pharmacy in Morton PA carries them for a great price:
~ 5.40 per tablet for the 8mg and 3.20 per tablet for the 2mg
call them for a price: 610-543-1858
they also carry subutex if needed


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quote:Originally posted by Jake

I paid about $10 each for the 8mg. at CVS in RI
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Unread 02-27-2006, 12:01 PM   #47
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RiosPharmacy,
You may want to check BJ's in Morton also. Mine is paid by insurance but have been told they are cheaper than Squire Drugs in Springfield. So there is someone out there from my area! A few miles radius in fact!
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Unread 02-27-2006, 01:52 PM   #48
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i pay a $25 insurance co-pay, no matter the amount (right now I only get a week at a time). it's much better than the $15 per 8mg i was paying on the street!
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Unread 03-06-2006, 10:57 PM   #49
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About $6.00 per 8 mg pill here in central California.Oddly enough,the 2mg tabs cost MORE than TWICE the amount of the 8mg tabs!!Induction was $350.00 followed by 1x per week visits at $85.00 for 4 weeks.Visits will be 1x per month thereafter at $85.00 per visit.
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Unread 03-07-2006, 12:43 AM   #50
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In San Francisco a clinic wants $1,100 for the induction, $275 for the initial visit (which was today), $100 for a monthly medical checkup, and $300 a month for weekly therapy (required). I don't know how much the actual medicine will be yet. I'm sure it could be cheaper but I don't feel like I have much choice, since it took me forever to find a slot in the first place. Induction is supposed to be within the next week; I hope it happens soon.
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