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View Poll Results: Do you get your prescription drugs online or not?
Online only 1 12.50%
Drug store only 2 25.00%
Both online and Drug Store. 5 62.50%
All others. 0 0%
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Patients are more likely to choose a money-saving generic drug over more expensive branded medicines when using a home delivery pharmacy instead of a retail drug store, according to a study by Express Scripts Inc.

Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager that has a home delivery prescription drug business, said its study showed that a letter alerting consumers to the availability of a cheaper alternative led to significantly greater generic use among those who the utilized home delivery services.

Home delivery pharmacies seen to boost generic use | U.S. | Reuters
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:53 PM
 
Location: In America's Heartland
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Customers of Express Scrips and other pharmacy managements firms need to be ultra careful. They will call you (of course its automated) to inform you that it is time to renew your prescription without updating the present price for the drug, which can fluctuate wildly. Much worse than gasoline. Once you receive the meds, you are stuck. It is not uncommon for the price to increase by 10 times over a 3 mo. period. NEVER use their automated prescription renewal process.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: NJ
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Patients are more likely to choose a money-saving generic drug over more expensive branded medicines when using a home delivery pharmacy instead of a retail drug store, according to a study by Express Scripts Inc.

Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager that has a home delivery prescription drug business, said its study showed that a letter alerting consumers to the availability of a cheaper alternative led to significantly greater generic use among those who the utilized home delivery services.

Home delivery pharmacies seen to boost generic use | U.S. | Reuters
It didn't sway me. I used to have Express Scripts; what swayed me was reaching my maximum & being forced to mail order.

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Customers of Express Scrips and other pharmacy managements firms need to be ultra careful. They will call you (of course its automated) to inform you that it is time to renew your prescription without updating the present price for the drug, which can fluctuate wildly. Much worse than gasoline. Once you receive the meds, you are stuck. It is not uncommon for the price to increase by 10 times over a 3 mo. period. NEVER use their automated prescription renewal process.
The worst company is medco; they call multiple times. I never signed up for phone calls & even if I tell them to stop calling they still do.
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