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Stocking Meds.
« on: September 04, 2013, 11:36:16 AM »
One member of my family is dependent on medication and has been all their lives . Some of the medication is necessary to maintain life.   Should something occur that we were not able to obtain those medications we would have a very serious problem. While some of the medication she could most likely do without two she cannot. These are not medications for which there is a natural substitute. The drug plan will only let us get 30 daysí supply at a time. While in normal times this is not a problem it does not allow us to stock up. The medication itself has a very long shelf life and could easily be stored.

Does anyone have a strategy for this issue or any suggestions for a solution even if it is relatively short term.
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Re: Stocking Meds.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 12:21:14 PM »
Many will have this problem. May I ask what the medications are and what they are for? Also how does the drug plan work? Some will allow a 3 month supply to be dispensed at a time.... it can be dependent on how the prescription is written.
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Re: Stocking Meds.
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 06:10:38 PM »
Something you may want to try is ask your doctor ( if you have a good report with him/her) for samples or has anyone turned these meds in because they are no longer taking them. I know my doc keeps stuff like this around and gives them out. Just be upfront and say you need a stash of them for emergency purposes. Last but not least they fell in the toilet and you need a new refill. Little white lie never hurt 

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Re: Stocking Meds.
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 07:07:06 PM »
Something you may want to try is ask your doctor ( if you have a good report with him/her) for samples or has anyone turned these meds in because they are no longer taking them. I know my doc keeps stuff like this around and gives them out. Just be upfront and say you need a stash of them for emergency purposes. Last but not least they fell in the toilet and you need a new refill. Little white lie never hurt

Agreed.

Yes, if feels bad to tell the doc it fell down the toilet or whatnot but what other choice do you have?
Obviously, one cant use this excuse very often otherwise your doc might get suspicious.

Try the upfront approach first, if that fails do the above to secure the live saving meds.



Another tip for those who want to store antibiotics, tell  your doc that you and your family are going to the Caribbean (or some other place where travellers diarrhea is common) and if you could have some antibiotics for the family.
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Re: Stocking Meds.
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 06:24:30 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 06:57:37 PM »
What is the medication in question? It would be easier to come up with a solution knowing this.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 07:13:21 PM »
Also in the initial post it is inferred that the stumbling block is that the drug plan will only allow 30 days supply at one time. Is it possible to purchase the medications out of pocket with a valid prescription from another pharmacy?
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Re: Stocking Meds.
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 10:00:00 PM »
I will PM JAB and AAA with more specifics.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 10:09:17 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 05:11:16 PM »
Not sure if this helps but, my parents travel to the USA for 6 - 8 month driving trips.  My father has meds for diabetes that he must have, so.... they spoke to there doctor and got extra meds for traveling.  Now if you are asking for something more narcotic in nature... the doctor would likely hesitate.