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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: mnehring

Thnis drug is a generic...in fact, it is one of many drugs in its class and is the cheapest. The company says they won’t cover it because it is a specially formulated vitamin, not a drug. My contention is that this is not something you can buy off the shelf at the local supermarket or drugstore....you nedd a prescription for it... and that for that reason, it should be covered, at least partially. But as I said, I am appealing the decision; I just need the meds now.

Thank you for your advice about going to the drug company directly. It’s worth a shot.


9 posted on 02/17/2010 1:42:27 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: mnehring

It is a generic. Wal Mart doesn’t carry it; neither does Kmart or other “discount” pharmacies. I’ve gone to the usual chain pharmacies — Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, the supermarket pharmacy...even s local mom-and-pop pharmacy. Walgreens actually had the best price, but it’s still a lot.

Anyway, thank you.


11 posted on 02/17/2010 1:46:35 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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