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Old 02-23-2014, 07:40 PM   #51
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My doc says take Vit D3 5000mg...it's cheaper OTC than my co-pay would be, I buy the same ones the pharmacy would fill the order with, same with my CoQ-10 300 mg, exactly the same as the pharmacy fills with, 81 mg aspirin, same thing. I'm not worried about the quality of my supplements and OTC meds.
This is the important thing: You're buying the Rx version.

Someone asked me privately about this. Here's some info:

http://www.health.gov/dietsupp/execsum.htm

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SAFETY OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

The Commission considers it axiomatic that all marketed dietary supplements should be safe. Congress, in reflecting on the issues associated with safety, concludes in DSHEA that dietary supplements "are safe within a broad range of intake, and safety problems with the supplements are relatively rare." Congress emphasizes in the Act that the government should take swift action when safety problems arise but should not impose unreasonable barriers or limit access to safe products.
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Many people think that dietary supplements and herbs are closely regulated to ensure that they are safe, effective, and truthfully advertised. Nothing could be further from the truth. Although some aspects of marketing are regulated, the United States Congress has concluded that "informed" consumers need little government protection. This conclusion was embodied in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994—commonly referred to as "DSHEA"—which severely limits the FDA's ability to regulate these products.
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Just FYI, OTC and Rx drugs/supplements are not the same. The manufacturing standards of Rx drugs are regulated by the FDA while OTC ones are not. This means that OTC items may or not contain what the container claims.
When my insurance covered OTC prilosec, the druggist walked over to the shelf and picked up the same box as anyone else could.
He put an RX sticker on it with date just as if he filled it himself.

Later when the insurance company decided they were no longer to cover the OTC, the doctor wrote me a prescription for it and then the druggist actually filled it behind the counter.

The first RX was written as OTC on the prescription. The later was written with just the drug name. OTC was not written on the script.
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Does all this mean the marijuana I get OTC is not the same as the Rx stuff???
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Does all this mean the marijuana I get OTC is not the same as the Rx stuff???


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Old 02-24-2014, 04:56 PM   #56
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When my insurance covered OTC prilosec, the druggist walked over to the shelf and picked up the same box as anyone else could.
He put an RX sticker on it with date just as if he filled it himself.

Later when the insurance company decided they were no longer to cover the OTC, the doctor wrote me a prescription for it and then the druggist actually filled it behind the counter.

The first RX was written as OTC on the prescription. The later was written with just the drug name. OTC was not written on the script.
Oops, my mistake. I said drugs/supplements and the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) only applies to dietary supplements.
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Does all this mean the marijuana I get OTC is not the same as the Rx stuff???
You get your OTC?
I have to get mine BTB. Behind the bar
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You get your OTC?
I have to get mine BTB. Behind the bar
I was speaking hypothetically, of course.
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I was speaking hypothetically, of course.
Of course.
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I was speaking hypothetically, of course.
Understood.
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