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DUEXIS: The Cost of Convenience


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Back in 2011, Horizon Pharma introduced a new, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with built-in stomach protection: DUEXIS.


DUEXIS is ibuprofin (generic Motrin) 800mg plus famotidine (generic Pepcid) 26.6mg in one convenient tablet. It’s meant to be dosed three times a day. The retail cost for a month’s worth of pills was $154 four years ago.


Today, it’s $2736 per month.


Separately, of course, both ibuprofen and famotidine are on the $4 plans. So, let’s do some quick math.

$4 + $4 = $154


So what’s the cost of convenience? $2728.




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