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Catastrophic Emergencies And Access To Medications


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#1 barefut

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 07:20 PM

Do any of you ever think about what you would do in a catastrophic emergency if you could not get your medications?

Since we are only allowed to purchase prescriptions from our neighborhood pharmacy one month at a time, that worries me sometimes.

At least I can stock up on Prilosec. That is the one I truly could not cope without for even 1/2 day.

I am required to put together an emergency supply of essentials as part of the requirements for licensed daycare. It made me think of my medications. I could not take care of anyone else if I did not at least have my Prilosec (and my Felodipine is a close second). That is scary for a single mom who cares for other's children to think about.

I have never spent a lot of time thinking about catastrophic emergencies or preparing for them just in case. But to become licensed for daycare, I have to and I actually have always wanted to get together a proper supply of things.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone else thought of the same thing and if anyone had any ideas or solutions. I know I can get 3 months at a time if I mail order but then one has to have a credit card and then of course you have to pay the finance charges.....I guess ya gotta do what ya gotta do......I've heard that somewhere else before......

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Barefut

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:41 AM

Wow! No I have never thought about it, but boy what a good idea. I'm not sure how I would go about all of this.....but it certainly is something to think about. Right off the top of my head, I think we'd have to discuss this with our doctors, then be willing to pay out of pocket for extra meds since the insurance companies won't allow more than a 30 day supply at a time.....then I suppose the pharmacist would have to be willing.........

....I will give this more thought... Anyone else?
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