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Being ripped off by drug stores

Started this discussion. Last reply by RamoJean Apr 5, 2012. 4 Replies

Today, I picked up some prescriptions from Walmart. Although I don't like to shop there all of the time, I went there instead of going to CVS. CVS charaged me, last month, for two months worth of…Continue

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Wake-up call

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Diabetic Welfare Queen Jul 25, 2010. 31 Replies

I am watching the Oprah show on diabetes and am scared for the first time in my life about this illness.  I have always tried to be realistic with myself about it, but I have been lying to…Continue

 

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RamoJean replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Being ripped off by drug stores'
"Thanks, Michelle. I get that. They could only get me covered with 1 vial of insulin for 25 days so (usually with every other pharmacy)I have received 2 vials of insulin for each month. CVS sold me two bottles of insulin, but charged me as if I…"
Apr 5, 2012
Michelle Powley replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Being ripped off by drug stores'
"Pharmacies charge by quantity/amount....and not the number of months. that is impossible and doesnt make any sense. I work in a pharmacy and we charge per box.......and because insulin and test strips dont require a prescription, we dispense them…"
Apr 5, 2012
RamoJean replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Being ripped off by drug stores'
"Thanks, Gary! I have gone to other insurance companies before...even CVS/Caremark gave me the right amount of insulin. I went to Medco, Walmart, and CVS/Caremark. The prescription was the same one that CVS had, too. They had faxed it over to Walmart…"
Apr 5, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Being ripped off by drug stores'
"I'm under the impression that meds are priced by volume and not by monthly supply. This might be different for different insurance plans so I might be wrong. Volume versus supply pricing aside it still ticks me off that prices for the same med…"
Apr 5, 2012
RamoJean posted a discussion

Being ripped off by drug stores

Today, I picked up some prescriptions from Walmart. Although I don't like to shop there all of the time, I went there instead of going to CVS. CVS charaged me, last month, for two months worth of insulin when, in fact, they only gave me 50 days worth. They seem to think that is okay...I mean, to do otherwise would be insurance fraud.I picked up on it BUT how many of us are cheated regularly?! Just because I am down due to a chronic illness does NOT mean that I deserve to be ripped off by a drug…See More
Apr 5, 2012
The Diabetic Welfare Queen replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Wake-up call'
"I wasn't replying to you, in specific... Really. I was just replying to the whole concept of people referring to those who want to confront others about Diabetes with a little reality... as "scare tactics." And well... unfortunately,…"
Jul 25, 2010
irene replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Wake-up call'
"I'm sorry if people misunderstood my comment. I'm wasn't trying to say that we shouldn't have a healthy respect for the disease, I was just saying that I think if we take it seriously and watch, we don't have to get…"
Jul 25, 2010
RamoJean replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Wake-up call'
"Well said..."
Jul 21, 2010
Chris replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Wake-up call'
"Dr. Oz is not and endo. Remember that. Take what he says with a grain of salt. Be proactive in helping yourself."
Jul 21, 2010
The Diabetic Welfare Queen replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Wake-up call'
"I completely agree with you, Maureen."
Jul 21, 2010
The Diabetic Welfare Queen replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Wake-up call'
"It depends on what kind of a person we are, I guess. I believe in realism. I find positivity has it's place, but not in order to eschew reality. Only when we embrace reality will we be properly prepared to positively face our lives and…"
Jul 21, 2010
irene replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Wake-up call'
"True, I know plenty of people with Diabetes who haven't had complications."
Jul 21, 2010
irene replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Wake-up call'
"Sounds like you have a good plan and are ready! You go girl :) Keep connected to this place, You'll get good support here. Good luck!"
Jul 21, 2010
RamoJean replied to RamoJean's discussion 'Wake-up call'
"What a cute and insightful response. Michael. I might print your little poem out to keep with me as I attempt to grab hold of this monster!"
Jul 21, 2010
Emmy left a comment for RamoJean
"Hi RamoJean! Welcome to TuDiabetes! Hang in there, we can do this! I know how you feel, I have a lot of health problems and haven't been able to lose weight for a long time, but we can't give up! We have to keep trying, every little…"
Jul 20, 2010

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