It’s all in the name

Especially if it has a Z in it:

I had to buy both Zanfel (poison ivy remedy) and Zyrtec (antihistamine, 45 tablets) today. The generic version of Zyrtec is over $18 and Zanfel is over $35! WTF?! Do they charge extra because their names begin with the last letter of the alphabet? I’d hate to see what they would charge for a really exotic letter like Q.

The only Q stuff I’ve ever taken was quetiapine, which is still brand-name only (Seroquel) in the States; CFI Care (not its real initials) considers it Tier Two, which means I pay $35. I suspect that the retail price is around $80-ish.

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