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(Vanity) Question Regarding Prescription Meds from Canada
Fatnotlazy

Posted on 02/17/2010 1:30:47 PM PST by fatnotlazy

My insurance company has denied coverage for one of my meds. I am appealing the denial, but in the meantime, I need this medicine. I already priced the drug locallly -- about $200 for a 3-month supply without insurance coverage. Does anyone here use Canadian pharmacies for their prescriptions; if so, can you recommend one to me? If you have had bad experiences with Canadian pharmacies, I'd like to know about that too.

Thank you in advance, everyone!


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1 posted on 02/17/2010 1:30:47 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Is there a generic available? If so, try Wal*Mart.

If not, check your insurance company’s appeals process. If necessary, you may be able to get a good deal buying directly from the drug company. Most have programs to help people who can’t afford them.


2 posted on 02/17/2010 1:32:09 PM PST by mnehring
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To: fatnotlazy

http://www.northwestpharmacy.com/Default.aspx?mid=bc15ec23f1314114bdb3506fd9a3e4f7

the above firm is reliable and has an easy to use web site. I don’t think I will confess to the crime of actually ordering from them without consulting my mouthpiece.


3 posted on 02/17/2010 1:34:29 PM PST by scottteng ( IMPEACH OBAMA and elect Snitker as Florida Senator)
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To: scottteng

The Mexican alternative is here:
http://medsmex.com/store/home.php


4 posted on 02/17/2010 1:37:06 PM PST by scottteng ( IMPEACH OBAMA and elect Snitker as Florida Senator)
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To: fatnotlazy
I am a licensed insurance agent.
I am not advising you to DO anything, however, I am telling you what others have done:

There are “Canada Drug” retail outlets in many states which do NOT carry an inventory. I suggest you go to such a location, if one is in your area. They simply place orders and most of them require an actual prescription. Insurance, generally, will not pay for these retail purchases, which will be shipped from Canada to your home.

If you MUST go this route, I understand, but I suggest finding a local firm rather than just getting on the interned, if a local firm is available.

5 posted on 02/17/2010 1:37:15 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: fatnotlazy
Check WalMart, Target and the local pharmacy in your town.
My husbands $125 per month meds cost $16 at Target because of their $4 per prescription on over 400 different meds.
6 posted on 02/17/2010 1:37:28 PM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: fatnotlazy

My mom recently came home from the hospital w/a Rx for a drug that Medicare part D and her secondary insurance denied payment for, and the cost would have been $2000 per month. I found it online at a Canadian pharmacy for around $250 per month. I asked the doctor if he had a problem with the quality of drugs that come out of Canada, and he didn’t seem to think there’d be a problem. But we were able to put off the decision for awhile, so we’ve taken no action yet.