We were at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth this afternoon as my son has the flu and his doctor is putting him on Tamiflu, and the pharmacy wait there is always LONG. My son is on 15+ different medications so I get them from different MTF pharmacies and CVS...I'm in the process of switching them all to Tricare Mail Order Pharmacy....anyways...when my son's on antibiotics I usually get them at CVS as it's right by my house and convenient when he's sick so I don't wait 1-2 hours in a hospital pharmacy around a lot of sick people. I asked the resident if he could call it in to the CVS and proceeded to give him the number. He told me that they (doctors) have been told recently to ONLY put prescriptions into MTF pharmacies as when they put them in at civilian pharmacies, it costs Tricare more money, so this is a Tricare thing. The head of the nursing staff was in the treatment room with us and she kind of stepped on his shoes and said she didn't care what they said and that she would personally call it into CVS herself if he didn't want to do it. Love her! LOL!
So, he said he would do it with no problem as he understands why I wouldn't want my chronically ill child already sick with the flu to wait in the hospital pharmacy for 1-2 hours for this med. I'm really glad he accomodated me:)
So...have you heard this from any MTF doctors? This is the first I've heard of it to be honest. CF Clinic handles all of Brady's meds and the majority of them are done at CVS (all for my convenience) and nothing has ever been said to me about it.