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Old 12-11-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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My health plan is going to change soon and I will be paying for any prescription drugs out of pocket.

For those of you doing this, where are you buying drugs online? Are their reputable places that have good deals online that you recommend?

Thanks
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Most local big-franchise pharmacies now have the kind of drug plan that was started by WalMart a few years ago. Just sign up for it (usually free) and get hundreds of medications for prices often as low as the copay with insurance.

Depending on your Rx, it may or may not be good for you, but it is worth asking about.

As far as I know, all outlets that sell prescription drugs are reputable. Pharmacy is a very rigidly controlled and regulated market.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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Try to get your doctor(s) to prescribe generic drugs as opposed to branded drugs, if possible. Most pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, etc. offer very cheap generic drugs.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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Thanks for your thoughts.

I had the impression that online you could purchase 3 month supplies of medications, and then get a further discount. For example, I saw that on drugstore.com and the price was cheaper then Walgreens. So I figured online was the best.

Maybe I'm missing something..... Do I need to tell Walgreens that I want to sign up for a ?special plan and then they offer me a cheaper price?
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Central New York
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A lot of my patients use a mail-order pharmacy such as MedCo, Silverscipt, PrimeMail. they all usually require a 3 month prescription. Those are a few you could look into depending on your insurance plan.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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I had both of mine at one time at our nearby Walmart but then there was a production supply issue with one of my rx's, so my doctor got me going to our nearby K-Mart for that. It works for me. If the dr chooses to go up/down on the amount at different times, I don't have to fret about getting my internet order corrected and done in a timely manner. This works better for me for the time being anyways.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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A lot of my patients use a mail-order pharmacy such as MedCo, Silverscipt, PrimeMail. they all usually require a 3 month prescription. Those are a few you could look into depending on your insurance plan.
Did MedCo change over to Caremark for all places now or just in certain places?
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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Does anyone use Costco?

I looked at their website, but it doesn't seem like they carry as many medications.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Central New York
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Did MedCo change over to Caremark for all places now or just in certain places?
Last I knew MedCo and Caremark were two different companies. I still receive rx requests from both places.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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Insurance is Caremark and I use CVS. Rx is cheap.
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