Jordan, Prescription medications are a tiny fraction of the cost here that they are in the US. I take 15 medications every day and an injection action once a week for my rheumatoid arthritis. In the US, the injection alone was $4,000 a month and the others were nearly $600 per month. Over here I pay less than 100 euros a month and that includes the injection. Now over-the-counter drugs are a different story. They are very expensive here compared to what we pay in the US. In the US you can get a huge bottle of Tylenol, 500mg/ tablet, either 500 or 1000 tablets for $4-5 dollars depending on the store. Over here it comes in a blister pack, about 24 tablets will cost 20 euros. Plain, coated baby aspirin is the same, very expensive. I am lactose intolerant so I take lactalose if I eat or drink anything with milk in it. Lactasose enzyme here is about 20 times the cost of a bottle of generic in the US. I suspect the disparity is because there are govt. price controls on prescription drugs here.