Pharmaceuticals Anonymous

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Actual Cost of Making Popular Prescription Drugs

Actual Cost Of Making These Popular Prescription Drugs
Posted November 8, 2003

From Dr. Betty Martini

Did you ever wonder how much it costs a drug company for the Active ingredient in prescription medications? Some people think it must cost a lot, since many drugs sell for more than $2.00 per tablet. We did a search of offshore chemical synthesizers that supply the active ingredients found in drugs approved by the FDA. As we have revealed in past issues of Life Extension, a significant percentage of drugs sold in the United States contain active ingredients made in other countries.

In our independent investigation of how much profit drug companies really make, we obtained the actual price of active ingredients used in some of the most popular drugs sold in America. The chart
speaks for itself.