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Old 06-06-2014, 02:27 PM   #11
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Sometimes the manufacturer of the Rx has a program to help pay for their meds. One of my co-pays went from $50/month to $5.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:33 PM   #12
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Sometimes the manufacturer of the Rx has a program to help pay for their meds. One of my co-pays went from $50/month to $5.

Yup. We looked into this for a medication SO takes. Apparently the offer does not extend to all states. MA was excluded.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:40 PM   #13
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Yup. We looked into this for a medication SO takes. Apparently the offer does not extend to all states. MA was excluded.
Bummer.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:51 PM   #14
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When my husband died and I no longer had health insurance my wonderful Dr. gave me his office samples he had on hand for the prescriptions I needed. Anyone remember Dr. Welby? He was much like him, God rest his soul.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:23 PM   #15
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Read THIS!
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:41 PM   #16
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Read THIS!
Yes, please do.

"But advocates for cross-border drug buying point out that most medications purchased from reputable Canadian or European pharmacies are the identical medications -- brand names as well as generics -- that are available at your local drugstore. In addition, those medicines, including some of the blockbuster drugs advertised on the network evening news programs, may be made not just in North America but also in Europe, South America, the Middle East, or Asia."

But, as I said---- you have to know your sources and trust who is telling you if it's a good offshore pharmacy.

I do and I do. But don't buy there unless you absolutely KNOW they're safe.

Some of them will ask for a prescription. People just leave that blank and they still get the med.

Some will have a 'tame' physician who will write you a prescription.

Some you don't need either.

Do not do this unless you know your source!

Now waiting for PF to come on and warn everybody. And she'll be right.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:50 PM   #17
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I've used "Canada Drugs" and "Get Canadian Drugs" with good results. Many of their prices are significantly lower than U.S. prices. You can go to their websites, and check out prices on all their drugs in Search. You just need to send in or fax a prescription.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:08 PM   #18
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Since its not on the formulary and she has Medicare Advantage, she has two(2) options.
1) Pay full price.
2) Appeal and have the doctor send a letter regarding the RX and why she must have it. Get an exemption.
We are waiting on the insurance companies response.
Already been through the appeals process, including letter and backup information. I was soundly denied. Was told that the drug I take is totally unnecessary for women over 65. I beg to differ. I was off the medication for 5 weeks before, during and after my recent knee replacement and, believe me, I NEED it. But that's another argument.

I checked out both the Canadian sites, merstar, and my drug did not show up on either place.

Looks like I still have some sleuthing to do.
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I wish it were that easy. It took what seemed like forever to establish a medication that was effective and I didn't have a reaction to. I'm pretty much stuck with what I am taking.
You may want to contact the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug to see if you can get it for free.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:49 PM   #20
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Yup. We looked into this for a medication SO takes. Apparently the offer does not extend to all states. MA was excluded.
Because we have a very liberal and generous Medicaid program. Thanks to Gov. Romney. Can't afford your medicine? Mass Health will pay for them.
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