New study finds BX and city residents getting ripped of on asthma prescriptions

A new study shows that Bronx and city residents are paying too much for their asthma medication.

According to the study, on average a person without prescription coverage could pay more than $500 a month. Assemblyman Jeff Klein (D-BX) compared prices at dozens of Bronx pharmacies. He found that the popular drug Advair costs more than $186 at Eckerds and only $128 at an independently owned shop.

One pharmacist insists that there is no price gouging going on and that profit from each prescription is only a few dollars.

Out of 28 pharmacies in the Bronx, the study found that the best prices are usually found at small, independently owned pharmacies.

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