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OK,... heads up, old farts, I goes to wallyworld yesterday and they doubled the price of the nitrostat I get to keep me going when the going gets tough... From 18 to over 30 bucks for 25 of those little rascals. I go to CVS because that is what I thought was my supplemental insurance's offical go to place, they don't know know nutten and can't even tell me what they will cost and tell me to call my insurance company's drug copayment something or another... which I did and the nicest gal ever tells me many useless things but I still don't get a price, just a convoluted web page that more or less says they are gonna be 30 plus bucks if I want them at any of the 17 pharmacies here in town. So this morning I look at wallyworld's 4 dollars drug list and there is a genetic same thing probably almost as good, ought to work (reminds me of a cheap oil filter) on the list... so today's mission is take the 4 dollar drug list to the doc's office and tell them to send the scrip to wallyworld and perhaps if it works out I'll have extra money to donate to my favorite charity... which is me. I had to do the same thing with the blood pressure pills a while back. http://i.walmart.com/i/if/hmp/fusion/four_dollar_drug_list.pdf
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On 3/1/2016 6:53 AM, My 2 Cents wrote:

Yeah... to pay for research!
(WTF? The drug already exists! What more research are you doing on it??)
[If you saw how pharmaceuticals were produced, you'd sh*t any time you were asked to pay more than pocket change for a tablet!]

Many years (decades!) ago, I went to an urgent care facility for a "sore throat" (I can't recall if it was strep, tonsilitis, etc.). MD on call gave me an Rx for <something>. I didn't recognize the name and he indicated *they* could fill it for me.
I asked price: $3/tablet -- but you only need one a day!
WTF?
Is there any reason I can't take erythromycin (at 25c/tablet)?
Now he's disapointed (realizes he's losing a $30 sale): "Emycin bothers some peoples' stomachs..." "I'll eat a hamburg before I take it!"
Moral: you have to be proactive in what you let folks write for you. E.g., why do I need an Rx for a big fat Motrin instead of just taking 3 of the OTC tablets (same amount of "actives")?
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