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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 03:28 PM

Prescriptions: fewer trips to the pharmacy

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Reply Prescriptions: fewer trips to the pharmacy (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Mar 2020 OP
mwooldri Mar 2020 #1
madamesilverspurs Mar 2020 #2
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #6
hunter Mar 2020 #3
madamesilverspurs Mar 2020 #4
Bayard Mar 2020 #5
crickets Mar 2020 #7

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 03:38 PM

1. Mail order pharmacy.

Good for a lot of drugs. Schedule 2 drugs can't be done this way (e.g. Adderall) but a 90 day supply by mail eliminates the trip to the drugstore. Also asking for 90 day supplies. Have to look at your prescription plans - some offer incentives to do mail order, sometimes the only way you can get 90 day supplies is mail order though this may be suspended during this emergency.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:00 PM

2. Yes.

But there are those who, like me, don't live in a place where such deliveries are secure.

In my case, it took all of two phone calls to arrange clustering my scrips to a single date.


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Response to mwooldri (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 05:55 PM

6. We get essentially all of our prescriptions

that way, but I take a diabetes drug that has to stay refrigerated. Fortunately, the pharmacy I use for it has a drive through window with a drawer system, instead of an open window.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:15 PM

3. Accomplishing this was one of my more recent adventures down the rabbit hole...

... of the U.S.A. health care "system."

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Response to hunter (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:41 PM

4. "Rabbit hole" indeed.

I also called my primary care physician, he coordinates information from all my doctors. He'll make sure they get the headsup about the prescription arrangement.

There's still one med that comes via UPS, and I pretty much have to hang out in our parking area on delivery day; otherwise, the driver routinely ignores the "signature required" and just drops it by the mailboxes.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:50 PM

5. I signed up to get mine by mail a few weeks ago

CVS. I'm out of 2 prescriptions now, and all they can tell me is that they're being processed.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:18 PM

7. My pharmacist does home deliveries, including pet meds called in by my veterinarian. nt

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