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I can only find two suppliers of these medications in my country; Novatis (for Ritalin) and Jannsen-Cilag (for Concerta).

This apparent lack of choice is deceptive as the mechanism involved keeps the costs of all vital pharmaceuticals to a minimum for the patient.

I have a regular supply of a 100 x 10ml Ritalin. The maximum I can be charged for it is $29.50 AUD. For higher doses the maximum cost is $40.30 AUD.

If I was a pensioner or on a government benefit, I would only pay the same for any prescription I receive from a GP; $6.50. I do not have to shop around as that is the same for all pharmacies everywhere. But the option of obtaining a supply from a bordering country is zero, there are none.