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Re: [IP] Rx's written
I had the same problem many years ago. I live in earthquake country so I
wanted to have a spare vial for the emergency kit. My Dr. wrote a
prescription to accommodate that. When the pharmacy told me I wasn't using
my prescription in the allotted time and refused to fill it as prescibed, I
asked them whether any of their pharmacists had taken a medical history,
done a physical on me, or had an M.D. that would qualify them to
countervene a physician's orders. That shut them up pretty quickly.
At 01:31 PM 6/24/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Yes - I know exactly what you're telling me - which is
>exactly how we've calculated the dosage on the Rx.
>Plus some "overage" (about 100% overage). BUT - my
>insurance WILL NOT give me two bottles at a time. I
>can only have one bottle per refill. The insurance
>calculates how long it takes me to go through a bottle
>& I can't refill before that time. So - should I ever
>encounter a bad bottle of insulin - I am SOL at this
>point. Both Humalog & now Novolog. With BR - no
>problem. BR Rx was written for 3 bottles per month -
>no questions asked. With Humalog & Novolog the
>insurance insisted on knowing what my daily dosage is
>so they can give me "just enough". Plus I pay FOUR
>times as much for Novolog with insurance. (probably
>another reason they don't want to give me 2 bottles
>for the price of one).
>One of these days I'll figure it out - or not! :-)
>Thanks for all the replies!
>-gail in Denver
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