Doctor wants to stop ‘sticker shock’ for patients picking up prescriptions

Sharon Dennis
When Sharon Dennis went to pick up a prescription as part of her leukemia treatment, she says she had no idea the cost was $5,100 for a month’s supply.

Patients often have no idea how expensive their prescriptions are going to be when they walk up to the pharmacy counter, partly because their doctors may not know either, according to a commentary published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.