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.
Yeah... to pay for research!
(WTF? The drug already exists! What more research are you doing
[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!
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
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