Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Upsadaisy, May 9, 2015.
May 9, 2015
Does anyone order their prescriptions from Canada?
I only pay 10% of my prescription costs so I stay local. Plus there's nothing I take on a recurring basis, so when I have a prescription it's because I'm sick so I'm not waiting on the mail for antibiotics....
May 10, 2015
Yes. My husband takes a prescription that insurance won't cover, they want him to take the generic but it isn't as effective. They stopped covering it, started covering it & then just recently stopped again.
In the past he went to go get it, now he's using a mail order company.
Either way, a 3 month script from Canada costs about the same as 1-2 months here.
I do not. Usually, people think that if it's from Canada, it's just like getting US prescriptions. In actuality, some pharmacies who dispense to Americans via Mail order, are not actually allowed to do business to Canadians, therefore not regulated by Canada. They may not be sending you Canadian approved drugs, but drugs they have gotten from someplace else. It may, or may not be, what you think it is. Consumer Reports surveyed 8300 pharmacies and only 3% were legitimate (safely dispensing)-that's older data. NABP had a new survey of 11000 and 96% were not operating properly. Just be sure that it is approved by Canada and is also a "walk in" facility so you don't get substandard or counterfeit drugs. NABP.net
DH used to work for a drug safety non profit.
Hmmmm, I understand that there are risks. My insulin would cost about $1200 a month here (not covered) and less than $300 a month from Canada, so there is no question that I have to get it from there.
Do you think one company in Canada is better than others?
Just find out if it's a legitimate online pharmacy. DH said the website should help you find a good source. He also says if it's that much cheaper, there's a reason.
I've already gotten it from Mark's Pharmacy and it works perfectly, packaging is exactly the same. No, the price differential is typical of all the pharmacies I checked. The price for insulin is insane here and I don't think any policies cover it. Medicare does, though, so there's hope for the future.
It is conversations like these that make me thank heaven for our NHS.
Yep, you said it. We're the only developed nation that doesn't have it.
May 11, 2015
but but that is socialism.............