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Old 07-05-2019, 06:48 PM
 
Location: USA
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Maybe things will change when the Drug Companies have to disclose prices in their ads as

First with ads it was cigarettes until they were banned, then ambulance chasers who still abound, now a pill for everything except the price and more of those ads than any other product/service IMHO

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Old 07-05-2019, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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We use Northwestpharmacy.com, or Globalpharmacyplus.com, but there are others. You place your order, get a paper prescription from your doctor, fax or send a photo of your prescription, prepay, then your drug is mailed to you. It takes a good 3-4 weeks and comes from any one of several countries. They do not use countries with questionable practices, like Mexico or China.
People should be careful to ascertain what you get is the exact same drug with the exact same delivery system you're using now.

I found that when I searched for Symbicort on both of the above sites, the only available medication was Symbicort Turbuhaler (dry powder inhalation) instead of Symbicort aerosol (what I use now). That's because the Turbuhaler version is all that's sold outside the U.S.

I've used dry powder inhalers before without much success, so the Turbuhaler version -- though certainly cheap -- would not be as effective for me as the aerosol.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I took Benicar + generic diuretic for years. Insurance coverage or new price made it suddenly too expensive. I consulted prescribing doc who prescribed generic Losartan. So far Iíve managed to not be prescribed the adulterated version.

But, the point is, your doc will change your prescription for you.
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Old Yesterday, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I don't have VA coverage (I kept my Federal BC/BS coverage into retirement), but I will say that the manufacturer of Brilinta is excellent at providing coupons. I just paid $15 for a 3 months supply due to the manufacturer's coupons, and they pretty much do them for every refill, thank heavens. The one time they didn't I paid $100 for my co-pay.
When my husband has his heart attack and was prescribed the Brilanta, BCBS did pay $300 and we paid the balance the first couple months. Had to make a special request for the medication at VA. They verified that his civilian cardiologist wanted him to take this med instead of more common, cheaper blood thinner (think Plavix) - just took them a while to get the request approved and the meds ordered. Received a 90 day supply!

They really came through. Nothing but good things to say about them.
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