Recently in the news we read about that young skunk who raised a drug price 5,000%. More recently we heard about the EpePen going from $100 to $600. Well I have a new one for you guys and it just happened to me. Being a diabetic I take Metformin ER 1000mg twice a day. It is or was a generic depending on your point of view. Up until my July refill it cost me $10 for 90 day supply, July cost me $30 and I couldn't figure out why. Now I know. I just got my statement from Medicare for my July medications. The price of the Metformin ER went from $10 to $2,105.17 for a 90 day supply. Fortunately the insurance company picked up $2,075.17 of the total cost. But I am now in the donut hole which means that the next time I would have to pay most of the cost out of pocket. All prices quoted here were at the Walmart Pharmacy. Now this is how messed up our health care system is! If get the doctor to rewrite my prescription to 2 500mg tablets twice a day of the same medicine. It reverts back to a straight generic and costs a total of $10 for a 90 day supply. Guess who is going to get a new prescription from the doctor tomorrow? How many of you have had nasty surprises with your medications?