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Old 06-27-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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This isn't always true. I have a couple of prescriptions that are actually cheaper to pick up at a retail pharmacy than if I ordered it through my mail order provider. Bottom line is that even if you have the option of using a mail order pharmacy, you still need to comparison shop.
And places like Publix offer some drugs for free. Which is about as cheap at it gets . Robyn
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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And places like Publix offer some drugs for free. Which is about as cheap at it gets . Robyn
We don't have Publix here, but that is a great marketing tool.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:20 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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And places like Publix offer some drugs for free. Which is about as cheap at it gets . Robyn
???? Free?

Going to go research this right now . . .
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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There are different classes of narcotics. For a schedule 2 drug - one would have to see a doctor every 3 months to get a new Rx (no refills allowed). Robyn
Not necessarily true. Yes my r/x says on each refill that doctor approval required. I travel a lot so when that time comes I pick up the phone and call the doctors office, he or his PA in turn calls the pharmacy wherever I'm at in the country and approves it. So I guess I saw the doctor over the phone.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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???? Free?

Going to go research this right now . . .
Publix Pharmacy Free Medications

Don't agree with the antibiotics stuff (because of antibiotic resistant bacteria as a result of over prescription of antibiotics) - but BP meds is IMO. Robyn
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Not necessarily true. Yes my r/x says on each refill that doctor approval required. I travel a lot so when that time comes I pick up the phone and call the doctors office, he or his PA in turn calls the pharmacy wherever I'm at in the country and approves it. So I guess I saw the doctor over the phone.
What drugs are you taking (there are lots of "pain killers" that aren't schedule 2 drugs where prescribing is less rigorous than prescribing schedule 2 drugs)? Big difference between Tylenol #3 and Oxycontin. Robyn
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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We don't have Publix here, but that is a great marketing tool.
Perhaps there are places where you live that do it as well. Did a 5 second Google and found this at Meijer (isn't in my area - might be in yours):

Free Prescriptions at Meijer | cholesterol, diabetes, antibiotics, and more*|*Meijer.com

Robyn
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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Perhaps there are places where you live that do it as well. Did a 5 second Google and found this at Meijer (isn't in my area - might be in yours):

Free Prescriptions at Meijer | cholesterol, diabetes, antibiotics, and more*|*Meijer.com

Robyn

Krogers and Walmart are cheap enough here...... $10.00 for a three month supply of many generics.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Publix Pharmacy Free Medications

Don't agree with the antibiotics stuff (because of antibiotic resistant bacteria as a result of over prescription of antibiotics) - but BP meds is IMO. Robyn

They are cheap enough to be offered free but they still require a prescription so aren't going to be overused anymore than if paid for.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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Wegmans also has a free drug program...
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