Did you know that you may pay up to $25 more for your meds if you buy it at a pharmacy which is considered a wealthy location?

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marievegan
Submitted by at 1:36 PM on Jan. 11, 2010
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Did you know that you may pay up to $25 more for your meds if you buy it at a pharmacy which is considered a wealthy location?

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marievegan
Submitted by at 1:36 PM on Jan. 11, 2010
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  • marievegan
    Submitted by   at 9:06 AM on January 13, 2010

    I called a pharmacy from the phone book. I won't mention any names to be nice.I told them what med. I needed and that I wanted it in Generic.I gave the amount of pills and mg.

    This one was not right by where I live but I didn't notice that at first when I called.

    I went to pick it up and it was $25 more than quoted.I couldn't figure it out. I went home and called the same name pharmacy but a different location. Shelooked it up for me.

    I was very direct with her and explained the price difference. She told me you didn't buy it at our loation. The cost vary according to location.

    Did you know that I was actually considering doing with out the meds to save money.(even though I know I need it.

    What is this world comming to. I wish I lived in Denmark!

  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 9:13 AM on January 19, 2010

    Prescriptions are covered under our insurance so we pay the same no matter where we go (I think it's $7 for generic, $14 for name brand on their list and $20 for name brand not on their list).

  • LKornak
    Submitted by   at 12:06 PM on February 10, 2010

    In poorer area's I've seen Wal-Marts have lower prices. Also, I myself was in the hospital recently for 2 days for a bad stomach virus & became hydrated. Now my ins. company says they are not going to pay the bill because the type of medical coverage I got wasn't needed! I had 2 drs. in the ER admit me! I realize ins. companies have drs. that work for them but I guess then some of them should work at hospitals! What a bunch of crap! We definitely need some intervention with this health insurance crisis in all types of ways!!!

  • lipstickcl...
    Submitted by   at 2:32 AM on March 22, 2010

    My co-pay is also the same regardless of where the pharmacy is, however it stands to reason that the price would vary, since the price of everything from groceries to gas varies depending on the area. In the US, medical care and medicine is a service and product to be bought and sold just like everything else.

  • tyanneS
    Submitted by   at 3:35 PM on May 5, 2010

    Its the same with gas too and some times at food stores as well.

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