We get excited about price information over here at Clearhealthcosts.com, and we like to share our wonky excitement with you.

Here’s a site where Medicare’s prices for drugs covered under Part B of Medicare are collected. The current data set is from April 2013. Chemotherapy drugs, vaccines, steroids, antibiotics, vitamins, painkillers and the like. These are drugs given in a hospital or clinic, often by injection; common prescriptions are not here.

We generally regard Medicare pricing as something of a fixed or benchmark price in this marketplace, and since medication prices are so hard to find  we are pointing this out as a resource.

If you are searching in Excel, you may have to fiddle a while to get it to search properly. I got it to work by searching under “Workbook,” but its functions seemed inconsistent.

Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...