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Old 10-16-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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When I read a thread like this, geez - I need to eat healthier. Scary stuff.

My sister and her husband have been on this "diet" - way of eating for a few months now and he (Parkinsons Stage 5) seem to be improving....

Anyway, I hope BC and Walgreens can work it out.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Walgreen tries to stay in Express Scripts' Tricare | Reuters

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Old 10-17-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Yeah, that! Now our meds are being taken off automatic refill. I'm sure it's because they hope us old retirees will forget to order refills and save them some money.

Glad I'm not that dotty yet! I wanna stick it to 'em every chance I get.
I don' take meds so I don't know about any of this issue.

I would suspect that if the M.D. needs to keep re-prescribing a med to a patient in order for them to keep taking it, that the Pharmaceuticals are in cahoots with the AMA---for making people have to go to their doctor more often (to get the presrcription)...is this the case?
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I don' take meds so I don't know about any of this issue.

I would suspect that if the M.D. needs to keep re-prescribing a med to a patient in order for them to keep taking it, that the Pharmaceuticals are in cahoots with the AMA---for making people have to go to their doctor more often (to get the presrcription)...is this the case?
No. Ther prescriptionsn are written for a yeasr's worth of quarterly, three-month refills. It just means we have to personally order the refills every quarter rather than having them refilled by "automatic pilot."
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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No. Ther prescriptionsn are written for a yeasr's worth of quarterly, three-month refills. It just means we have to personally order the refills every quarter rather than having them refilled by "automatic pilot."
When you reorder do you have to get your M.D. to refill, or do you call in the reorder yourself (what a pain)?

What is the benefit to the Pharms with this new plan?

Is it all drugstores, or just Walgreens?
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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When you reorder do you have to get your M.D. to refill, or do you call in the reorder yourself (what a pain)?

What is the benefit to the Pharms with this new plan?

Is it all drugstores, or just Walgreens?
Call/use the computer ourselves. All drugstores. Pharma's benefit is that many might forget or not know how to navigate the system. That could save them bundles.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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I don' take meds so I don't know about any of this issue.

I would suspect that if the M.D. needs to keep re-prescribing a med to a patient in order for them to keep taking it, that the Pharmaceuticals are in cahoots with the AMA---for making people have to go to their doctor more often (to get the presrcription)...is this the case?
The Rx laws vary state to state. Here in Florida - your doctor can give you a prescription for a year - unless you're dealing with controlled substances (narcotics). Then I think you need a new Rx every 3 months. And your doctor will require an appointment every 3 months. That has more to do with law enforcement and narcotics than it has to do with drug companies and the medical profession.

Also - with some drugs - like statins - you're supposed to get certain blood work every 6 months. So - if a doctor is trying to stay on top of things - he or she might only give you an Rx for 6 months - and make sure you get the blood tests before he or she refills the Rx. Robyn
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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No. Ther prescriptionsn are written for a yeasr's worth of quarterly, three-month refills. It just means we have to personally order the refills every quarter rather than having them refilled by "automatic pilot."
There are lots of places that won't do auto-refills. Costco is one of them. And it has great deals with my drug company - FlexScripts. So it's worth my while to pick up the phone once a month and order refills (I save > $200/month). Robyn
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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There are lots of places that won't do auto-refills. Costco is one of them. And it has great deals with my drug company - FlexScripts. So it's worth my while to pick up the phone once a month and order refills (I save > $200/month). Robyn
After the first prscription, subsequent refills picked up at even participating, local pharmacies require steep co-pays. They get ya comin' 'n goin'!
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