pharmacies

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  • orthopan

    I have done one last Saturday…for 22.90€ in France

    An Orthopantomogram (OPG) or Dental Panoramic Radiograph (DPR), also known as a "panorex", is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear. An OPG relies on tomography i.e. images of specific radiographic planes are taken to make up the larger panoramic image. [WikiPedia]

    I then ask what a MRI Magnetic resonance imaging cost, only 69€ TTC in Mulhouse (France 25km from Swiss Borders)

  • Amoxicillin is used in the treatment of a number of infections including: acute otitis media, streptococcal pharyngitis, pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, salmonella, lyme disease, and chlamydia infections.

    I have to do some dental work done, and this is how I came across the following outrageous prizes in Switzerland:

    20120619_060310

    Amoxicilline
    500 mg
    Number of Pills Price € Price CHF Price per Pill Origin
    TEVA 12 2.06 € 2.47 CHF 0.2058 CHF France
    SANDOZ 12 2.25€ 2.70 CHF 0.225 CHF France
    ZENTIVA 12 2.25€ 2.70 CHF 0.225 CHF France
    MEPHA 20 37.5€ 45 CHF 2.25 CHF Switzerland

    Price per pill is 10 yes TEN times more expensive in Switzerland than in France! Yes that a

    1000% prices increase and not the 40% you hear in Swiss newspapers!

    Switzerland's Health Care System&160; is DEEPLY BROKEN and controlled by 3 monopoly

    Switzerland
    Population
    7'952'600
    Number Density for 100’000 persons France
    Population

    63’460’000
    Number Density for 100’000 persons
    Doctors 16'087 205 &160; 208’727 334
    Pharmacies 1’733 22 &160; 23’000 36.24
    Insurance companies 80 to 90 private insurance companies &160; &160; 1’275 mutuelles

    118 private insurance companies
    &160;

    CH:references 2010 +Swiss HealthCare System +http://www.civitas.org.uk/nhs/download/switzerland.pdf
    FR:References 2012 + Private Health Insurance in France http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/35/11/30455292.pdf 2500 pages / page 18 “Mutuelles represent roughly 60% of the total market. Non-profit provident institutions and private insurance companies (including both for-profit and non-profit carriers) split the remaining 40%”

    Conclusions

    Never Never buy any medicament in Switzerland, go to France/ Germany by Car, offer you a restaurant and a day abroad and it will be still cheaper!

    For the skeptical out there I have all bills and boxes to prove this!