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Old 07-03-2012, 16:42   #1
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I found this site and article today and think some may be interested...the whole site looks like a good read...

Healthcare - Medications: What Your Pharmacist Won't Tell You*?By David Belk MD?*Click Here for Audio Version**???Click Here to Print Entire Document??Print this Section Only******** If there's any cost that should be easy to understand, it's the cos


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Old 07-03-2012, 17:59   #2
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That is very interesting. Since we have high deductible we don't have a co-pay or rather to say our co-pay is 100%. So I always get the $4 generic price . Actually in our pharmacy they offer 5 diabetes drugs for free. You can't beat free. I have never thought there might be a copay involved for some people. I love the way they make money off sick people. I did stop buying my diabetes strips from my pharmacy about 4 years ago when I realised what a rip off it was.

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Wow. Quite an eye opener!

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Old 07-03-2012, 20:19   #4
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Huh, that was rather enlightening. Wonder if it's the same here in Canada.

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Old 07-03-2012, 22:37   #5
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Next time I refill my prescription I'm going to ask what it costs without insurance. Though at $8/month it's not that bad.

What I find infuriating is that when my hormone pills come in a bottle they are cheap, but when they come in a monthly blister pack, they cost $45/month.

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