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#1 Sam

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 02:43 AM

Yesterday I had spent the morning online trying to find out what our meds were going to cost us. Well I couldn't get in, they said I had already have account, and silly me didn't remember that and didn't write anything down. Finally I did find my password and username but then it wouldnt let me in. so I gave up and called them. For all our meds it cost $210.00 for a 90 day supply. Which isnt bad but if you don't have the money then on the other hand that isn't good. I did get my two weeks of meds through our pharmacy that I normally use. But they the doctors office forgot to call in my husbands. So I had to call them and I did then I got disconnected because I was on my cell phone. Well anyways they left a message on the phone that they were sorry and that they did call in for my husband meds.

Well one thing about this mail order medication thing it scares me a bit. Only because I am so use to using my Pharmacists. How do I know they are going to get the right meds? Like yesterday I had recived a medication for my thyroid and it was differnt then the one I usally take. So I had called to see why they gave me
an differnt one and they said through mail order that is what they will mail to me. Which I dont think is right. If your taking a med that the doctor prescripe why do they give you something else that is just like it but differnt name. That is what I dont trust.

I did get online to see if that med was the one tht I needed and what it was. You know you have to watch out for ourselves. Because sometimes they have workers in the pharmacy who are not really qualified in getting your scripts. I wonder when they have workers like that and they can't read the scripts fromthe dotors do they call the doctors to see what they prescribe to the patient. Well that my thought on this. Sorry for rambling on. But it was something that was bothering me. Sam
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#2 Heidi

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 04:18 AM

Hi Sam,

I have always been a bit leary of getting my prescriptions through mail order just because of all the scams (people not getting their meds....bascially getting sugar pills/fake pills) going on out there. I think you are so right in that you have to be very careful.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 05:30 AM

Hi Sam,
If I can help it I order all my meds through mail order and I've had great results. It has saved me time and hundreds if not thousands of dollars. I've never had a med mix up but I've had to learn to time my reorders. Sometimes my meds take 3 days to get to me and other times it takes the full 2 weeks.

Both my regular and mail order Pharmacists have given me meds different than what my doctor prescribed but that's usually because my doctor okayed a generic substitution. I don’t think they can give you an entirely new med without your doctors approval.

My company has a really easy to use online system which helps. The company is reputable and based in the U.S.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 01:39 PM

Hi Sam,

Mail order RX's are becoming quite the "normal". It's an economic way of getting meds. Brand names of each meds will look different so any meds you receive that look different, just take them to your regular local pharmacy and ask them about it. They can then verify it's the proper drug.
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#5 LisaBulman

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:15 PM

I have been using the mail service pharmacy through my insurance company for years. It has saved me tons of money! I can get a 90 day supply of my meds for a relatively in expensive copay, about $40 where as if I went to the pharmacy I can only get a 30 day supply for $25. I have never had a problem with any of my prescriptions. If your doctor gives an open script and does not write "no substitution" on it then the pharmacy can automatically fill a generic for you.

Hope this helps!

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