Don't worry, I'm not going to name any prices (although any 'legit' online U.S. pharmacy will give the general idea). But recently You had to pay for a bottle of 10 Ambien tablets out-of-pocket, as his insurance only covers a certain quantity per month. Without quoting prices, let's just say that a single (standard, non-CR) tablet would pay for eating lunch out, and two of them would cover dinner out at a decent restaurant... tip included! The pharmaceutical conglomerates are evil. It's surprising that they haven't been able to buy out enough politicians yet to eternalize drug patents. Maybe it's because a lot of politicians are older folks who use quite a few medications themselves, and don't want to be driven into the poorhouse. IMO the profits the drug companies make are well and truly obscene -- the markups are often larger than that of illicit drugs sold on the streets, even if we allow for R&D expenses (which aren't always high for every drug) and the FDA approval process. For a "convenience drug" like Ambien, one is probably looking at around a 60,000% markup over what it cost to make the drug in quantity. Well and truly nauseating.