Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An e-mail to a pharmaceutical company

Dear Astrazeneca,

I take your medicine Seroquel so that I won't slip into suicidal depression. I was wondering why it costs me $280 every month. Because I have pre-existing conditions, I am unable to get health insurance, and so I must pay this exorbitant price every month out of my own small paycheck. I just feel like I'm getting ripped off. $280 for 30 pills seems a bit steep. I am aware of your "research and development" costs, but still. Come on, guys.


Jesse La Tour
English Instructor
Fullerton College


  1. I have the same issue, as I am also being treated for depression. I'm still on COBRA though. I seriously wish that the health care hoohah recently would have done away with pre-existing conditions. Does Seroquel help you?

  2. Seroquel does help. But I also take Paxil. Different drugs work better on different people. But, because there is no generic of Seroquel, it's really expensive.