# Usual and Customary drug price

the formula I was given is:

AWP + Professional fee = selling price of the prescription

ex: \$3.50 + \$4.00 = \$7.50

here is the practice problem.

I do not understand what to do with the 100.

Verapamil SR Tabs #30 AWP/100 \$135.85

### Comments for Usual and Customary drug price

 U&C pricing by: Jerry When you see a forward slash "/" in this kind of question, think of the word "per". So, in this case, it means AWP per hundred. And, that means that 100 of the tabs wholesales for \$135.85. You can look at it a couple different ways. Even think of it as a fraction with AWP on the top, and the 100 as the divisor(bottom) Soon, when you see this stuff it will become second nature (what they're asking).

 U&C drug price by: Anonymous Verapamil SR Tabs #30 AWP/100 \$135.85The formula you were given won't work here. They're only giving us the AWP & we don't have a filling cost here, so we're just looking for the cost of the med itself.Basically, you take the cost of 100 tabs (\$135.85) & divide.135.85/100 = 1.3585 = 1.36 is your cost PER TABYou are dispensing 30 tabs, so MULTIPLY your cost per tab x 301.36 x 30 = 40.80\$40.80 is the answer you're looking for. Hope this helps! :)