I am once again hosting the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights next Thursday, so be sure to get your submissions in!
And now, a followup to my discussion of online pharmacies. Based on a comment from sara, I decided to check out the online pharmacy offered by my insurance plan. It seemed good and easy so I decided to give it a shot.
My prescription arrived quickly and shipped for free. The downside? My local pharmacy always gave me the generic, whereas the online pharmacy used the brand name (and charged me as such). It’s only a little bit more, but the whole point of this was to try to save some money. I debated transferring the prescription back to the local pharmacy, but after weighing the pros and cons, decided it was worth the few extra dollars.
Most notably, the refill process is so much easier. With the local chain pharmacy, I go online, request the prescription, then have to go stand in a ridiculous line, deal with rude clerks, and finally get my prescription. With the online pharmacy, I go online, request the prescription, and then it magically appears in my mailbox in a few days. I really like the ease. And to be honest, I really like the packaging of the brand name prescription. I know that sounds ridiculous, but when you’re getting a prescription that’s supposed to last a few months, it’s nice when you don’t have to worry about the packaging tearing open in your bag.
So that’s my lesson. If you’re going with the online pharmacy option, don’t assume that just because your doc said the generic is okay that you’re going to get it. But other than that, so far, I’m a happy customer.