Pentosan Pricing - Can Anyone Confirm Wedgewood Price?
Quick question for those of you that have gotten the Pentosan from Wedgewood - can you post what price you have paid (particularly looking for the 50 ml @ 250 mg concentration)? I see on other threads people have paid something a lot less than my vet quoted me, and when I questioned the vet today, the receptionist said Wedgewood gave her a price that was a lot more than that... So they are willing to write me a script to get it direct, I just want to make sure it is worth doing. It would make a huge difference to me in as my vet is giving me a price of $190 plus tax and shipping for the 50 ml but I see others paying quite a bit less when ordered direct. Thanks!
Well, my vet hasn't charged me yet, so no screwing yet. That's why I was checking, as the receptionist/office girl seemed genuinely shocked and they are supposed to check and get back to me. But I was wanting to arm myself with other examples for them, hence the thread and q.
If your vet will write you a script and you can order directly from wedgewood it's much cheaper. If not (like my vet) they will mark it up. Some states have a law that says the vet has to write you a script if you ask for one, others (like PA) don't.
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Very helpful; thank you all! This vet has generally been quite reasonable on meds, that's why I was kind of shocked at the difference, so wanted to make sure I had some numbers for them. Sure can make it go from affordable to downright cheap.
Ditto on the Wedgewood price. As for "screwing by the vet," it is standard procedure to make a profit on pharmaceuticals. And yes, they usually double the price. But if they don't make a profit, they don't stay in business. My vet will try to price match and calls in prescriptions when appropriate. However, when I need something right now, I'm glad to pay the mark up for the benefit of getting the drug immediately. Just like any other business, they need to be able to pay the overhead and the staff for ordering your drugs.