Skip to comments.(Vanity) Question Regarding Prescription Meds from Canada
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!
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.
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.
The Mexican alternative is here:
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.
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.