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    Quote Originally Posted by TrucksNCoffee View Post
    Yeah, I can understand what you're saying. I also know that there is no other country in this world I'd want to be in, when I need medical care of any kind.
    It's like anything else anymore. Once they get your SSN, you're gonna' get hacked.
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    I have dealt with CVS for the past 4 years. This is very common at the CVS that I use. They prefer filling a 90 day supply and it makes the insurance company's happy also( less paper work for all). CVS is also offering free shipping. They auto refill and will call the Dr. if a prescription is out of refills. I find it very handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdog1 View Post
    I have dealt with CVS for the past 4 years. This is very common at the CVS that I use. They prefer filling a 90 day supply and it makes the insurance company's happy also( less paper work for all). CVS is also offering free shipping. They auto refill and will call the Dr. if a prescription is out of refills. I find it very handy.
    Same here. the thing I cant stand is if you agree to rapid refill. for a 30 day supply they can fill it after 21 days, then start calling and texting like crazy to "remind you" after several months your have a surplus, plus they have gotten more money sooner... ie every 21 days instead of 30.
    Some times that not a bad thing. I tell them I fell like they are harassing me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdog1 View Post
    I have dealt with CVS for the past 4 years. This is very common at the CVS that I use. They prefer filling a 90 day supply and it makes the insurance company's happy also( less paper work for all). CVS is also offering free shipping. They auto refill and will call the Dr. if a prescription is out of refills. I find it very handy.
    I can see the convenience end of it, when refills are authorized from the get-go but usually a no-refill note is on there for a reason. Just seemed odd that a third party could get involved with your doctor like that. It's akin to someone bringin' their car to me for an oil change, then havin' the parts store call up and order extra work on the owner's behalf just to sell more parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdog1 View Post
    I have dealt with CVS for the past 4 years. This is very common at the CVS that I use. They prefer filling a 90 day supply and it makes the insurance company's happy also( less paper work for all). CVS is also offering free shipping. They auto refill and will call the Dr. if a prescription is out of refills. I find it very handy.
    Likewise, my local CVS. There is a convenience factor to this for me, as I take a number of different meds. The pharmacy here is staffed by people who recognize me and will go out of their way to make sure I have the meds I need, when I need them. I am now down to two dermatological prescriptions, "as needed", and they text me (around eighty days from last filling) to see if I need refill. If my scrip is about to expire, they will call the Doc to get another If I request them to. Saves me waiting on the call-center hold music for half a day.

    I view it as customer consideration and convenience. Yeah, it keeps my business in their store - nothing nefarious about that. They thrash it out with the insurance co and I pay my (small) copay and go my merry way, contented. Now there are some meds that Blue Shield can get me cheaper through their Pharmacy Benefits Mgr (Express Scripts, in St. Louis) on a 90-day refill, so I use them, too. THEY can be a REAL PAIN in the hindquarters to deal with sometimes, which makes my experience at CVS all the sweeter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus1965 View Post
    Pharmacy's taking advantage of the current situation?

    BINGO! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

    Prn meds are just that P-R-N which translates to "as needed. And prn meds aren't typically refilled on a monthly basis - many have no refills because if the condition fails to respond to the Med or returns then you need to be re-evaluated.

    And, dayum, smokewagon . . .You wife got a prescription for "pain" . . .

    The other, oft-forgotten partner in the pharmaceutical business is the health insurance provider. A bunch of them buy commonly used medications by the tens of thousands and warehouse them. They may push 90 day supplies of meds b/c sending the patient a 90 day supply is cheaper than the overhead costs of refilling the Med numerous times.
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    OMG! better to get lost
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    Where does the paranoia come from? Every pharmacy I know does this, and has for years. Often you get a price break on the drug this way, too. I'm on 90 day fill for all my maintenance meds. Nice to know, in an emergency, that I have a 3 month supply.
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    My pharmacy has been doing this for years.

    If I log into my pharmacy website it shows me a list of scripts I've had filled. If I have
    no refills on something I take regularly there is a box to check for them to contact my
    doctor if I need a refill. Saves me the time of contacting them.

    Last year I had a root canal. Dentist gave me a round of antibiotics and some pain meds.
    Got a call from the pharmacy about wanting refills. Just told them no. Doc would not
    have refilled them anyway but it would be the pharmacy's time wasted, not mine.


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    I use Costco and they are usually pretty good, only problem is waiting in line to get into the store.
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