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sue September 9th, 2005 07:19 PM

Buy meds online?
 
Today my doctor gave me a prescription for new meds. My healthcare plan <for which I pay btw $1000 per month for myself and 2 kids> will not cover this. The cost is $200 a month for 30 pills. I just checked online and I can buy this for $54 a month at an online american pharmacy. Has anyone ever done this? Is it legal? I need some answers if you can help, Thanks! Oh and there is no generic or another similar drug.


Y2C September 9th, 2005 07:48 PM

Re: Buy meds on line?
 
I'm amazed that your insurance does not cover the new meds.

My wife gets most of her meds through Caremark. They are on-line and by phone. They bill the insurance company and then what is not covered comes on the credit card. She has been doing it for years.
An invoice comes with the meds and shows what we pay the insurance does not cover.

Very legal.
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sue September 10th, 2005 07:44 AM

Re: Re: Buy meds on line?
 
It is not a surprise. The insurance also does not cover my diabetes testing strips. They cost me about $30 per 50 sticks. I know people who have diabetes but can't afford to buy them which means they don't do an important part in keeping a check on sugars. It's a shame what insurance companies do. The strips fall into preventative <sp?> care and they simply don't support that.
Kind of what happen in New Orleans. They could have spend the money to fix the levees BEFORE a hurricane but elected not to do it. Now look at the mess!


Lynne and Trevor September 10th, 2005 10:40 AM

Re: Buy meds online?
 
We go through Caremark, also. Generally, we get a 90 day supply of the meds we need. However, I think your Dr. would have to write the Rx that way!! Saves a lot of money!!
Lynne

salem5050 September 10th, 2005 08:56 PM

Re: Buy meds online?
 
Caremark for us too!
Its thru our insurance with the post office.
Mary Margaret


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