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  1. funny_bunny

    funny_bunny Rookie

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    Hello locals. I'd like to ask you a favor. I know I'm new here and it's probably not an appropriate place to ask. I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to regular CVS stores since some of my medication isn't covered by health insurance. Yes, those are non-prescription drugs and I've been thinking about some sort of a cheaper alternative like online drug stores. I've heard that Canadian ones are a lot cheaper than US-based. And judging by the news about their health system I don't think this theory is far fetched. Anyway, I need any feedback regarding real life experience of dealing with online drug stores. Any pitfalls etc. Will appreciate any kind of info regarding this issue. For instance: delivery times, payment methods, customs office issues and scammers. Anyway, I would appreciate any kind of feedback on your online medication sellers. Which are more reliable, which ones deal with prescription drugs (if it's legal to do so). I have never tried it online, so I'd like to get as much info as possible. Thanks.
     
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    I'd like to know too. The only DR that is fairly accessible to me just shut his office down. I knew it was coming. All I need is BP pills. When I asked him, he told me it was legal to buy them from Canada. I am not sure where to go from here either. But it is legal.
     
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    I've seen, in dr offices, advertisement for GoodRX and other such cards for those whose medication is not insured. You can check into something like that. Also, ask the pharmacist. They may know an alternative approach.

    Costco has a pharmacy that can be used even without a Costco membership. (or at least you used to be able to use it without a membership) They even told us that buying the medication outright was cheaper than using our insurance because our co-pay was higher than the cost of the medication. LOL Who knew?
     
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    I have seen this same post on a variety of message boards.

    Bot? Or spammy.
     
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    Costco has a membership charge, but I have heard rumors that their prices are far, far lower on prescription drugs.
     
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    I switched to Walmart about a year ago and seam pretty happy with it. If you're looking for a canadian based seller I had only bought once from them. It was about 3 years ago and just once at . These days there are tons of indian pills that are repackaged and sold as top brands. And not doing their job is not the worst case with these pills. They could easily have some side effects due to some "impurities" (I don't know the medical term) that could harm you a lot. That's what bothers me the most with those online sellers. It's not some home appliance we're talking about. It's your own health. And a lot more money than saved on meds could be easily spent on your hospital bill.
     
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    I use a local pharmacist. He is connected with Health Mart, but he also gives a discount to regular customers on non-prescription drugs. I have to get my medical equipment through the mail, it is heat sensitive, so I need to keep an eye out for Fed Ex. Depending on where it's shipped from, they usually give me an approximate time through email, but that is a caution to keep in mind if ordering through mail. Not necessarily Canada, but I also read in a past issue of Cure that some online pharmacies sell used drugs and outdated drugs.
     
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    There's an app called GoodRX and it gives you coupons for certain pharmacies.
     

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