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Old 06-11-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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I am seeking a reliable Canadian Pharmacy or any other country that can dispense affordable medications. I do not have Medicare. Thank you,
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:02 PM
 
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Are you looking to go to Canada, or use Canadian mail order?

Also, have you tried checking with the drug manufacturers to see if they have any type of copay assistance? I get copay assistance for Enbrel, it saves me $30/month. I didn't have to do income qualification. What meds do you take, may we ask?
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:24 AM
 
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I know our Walmart has a program where people pay a lot less for their prescriptions. I do not personally know how it works but if you have a Walmart near you I would inquire.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I "talk" to quite a few people that use AllDayChemists (ADC)in India.
We're considering it for next year.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Have you looked at the companies that make the meds? Most have free programs if you are low income. Most want proof, income taxes, paystubs, etc., but they usually approve you for a year:

NeedyMeds
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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Without knowing which drugs you are taking, its difficult to offer any realistic advice. However, many drugs have cheaper substitutes. for example, I was taking Prilosec, when it was by perscription. Even my copay was quite high, I forget, but around $50/month. I found a similar antiacid, I forget the name, but $5/month!

Try talking to pharmacists, google search, etc. Also, time to take a good, hard look at what you are taking. is it really necessary? I was taking 12 RX, and found I could safely eliminate 4 of them. Another alternative, make some lifestyle changes? There again, without knowing your conditions and meds, I can't comment further. However, I was taking drugs for high cholesterol, high Triglycerides, and found that by making some dietary changes and some simple exercises I didn't need them! o, I'm not suggesting we become tree-hugging Vegans, just some simple changes can really help eliminate a lot of pills!
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I agree about the Walmart - they have I think a $4 plan - 4 bucks for a 30 day supply of dozens of different prescription meds.

OP, if you're looking for legal options, you should check with the drug companies themselves to see if they can offer assistance. Most of them can, and will, for the more commonly prescribed meds. And check with your doctor AND your pharmacist, to see if there are less expensive alternatives to your current meds. Such as generics, or even other brands of the same chemical compound, or the generics of -those- other brands.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:23 AM
 
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Definitely talk to your doctor about being switched to less expensive medications that can be obtained at Walmart and other places. The newer meds are super expensive because they are new. Sometimes they're not even better than the older meds that are cheaper. When we went through a difficult financial period, I took the print outs of the cheap medication lists for Walmart, Target, and a local grocery store chain, to my doctor and had him pick alternative medications from that list. For example, Advair is super expensive (over $100) but there is an older drug that is only $4. It worked just as well for me.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am seeking a reliable Canadian Pharmacy or any other country that can dispense affordable medications. I do not have Medicare. Thank you,
first of all, I am assuming you are not old enough for medicare, is that right? I don't know your situation but many companies will assist you if you are unable to pay. As for Canadian Pharmacies, I am really not sure they are all that much cheaper. I have seen some prices listed. Of course this depends on just what meds you are taking and what your true income level is. Have you discussed this with your doctor or doctors?
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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Here's a Canadian pharmacy from which I buy a prescription that isnt available anywhere in the USA for a decent price:

https://www.universaldrugstore.com/
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