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quiller4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 05:13 PM
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56. COSTCO, Target and Fredy Meyer also have $4/month generic lists
and the Fred Meyer list covers almost twice as many drugs as WalMart.

I'm getting my Metoprolol, Provastin and Levothyroxine at Fred Meyers for $10/3 month supply
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  -I just got back from my pharmacy. I'm in shock. zanana1  Jan-11-10 12:58 PM   #0 
  - Whoa. This is truly an outrage.  gateley   Jan-11-10 01:01 PM   #1 
  - I try to get free prescriptions when I fall into the "donut hole"...  zanana1   Jan-11-10 01:04 PM   #5 
  - A friend told me to get this card. She said she now pays $4 for a benzodiazapine  Maraya1969   Jan-12-10 05:43 AM   #123 
     - Alert. The card only took off about $3 at Walgreens. I only filled $8.00 worth and am going to CVS  Maraya1969   Jan-13-10 11:21 AM   #164 
  - +1 Clueless they are. Living in a bubble.  walldude   Jan-11-10 01:06 PM   #7 
  - They know what's happening  Ticonderoga   Jan-12-10 07:43 AM   #128 
  - They are OUR "employees", aren't they?  SoCalDem   Jan-11-10 01:10 PM   #11 
  - Yes -- they ARE our employees but we certainly seem to be  gateley   Jan-11-10 02:46 PM   #31 
  - +1000  bluethruandthru   Jan-11-10 03:21 PM   #37 
  - There was a candidate who campaigned on just that.  bobbolink   Jan-11-10 09:59 PM   #108 
  - People would come to see them,  BB1   Jan-11-10 05:20 PM   #58 
  - Medical outrages are de rigueur nowadays.  Kablooie   Jan-11-10 09:57 PM   #107 
  - "They just don't get it".  tango-tee   Jan-12-10 05:44 AM   #124 
  - My God,that is awful.  virgogal   Jan-11-10 01:02 PM   #2 
  - After Obamacare passes what changes??? nt  daa   Jan-11-10 01:03 PM   #3 
  - I don't know what changes about prescriptions and the donut hole...  zanana1   Jan-11-10 01:06 PM   # 
  - All I know is that the drug companies agreed to give back enough to cover 1/2 the cost of the Rx's  laughingliberal   Jan-11-10 08:06 PM   #94 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-11-10 05:17 PM   #57 
  - I had that same thought when I saw that term. nt  laughingliberal   Jan-11-10 08:07 PM   #95 
  - Whatever President Obama signs will have his name on it.  countmyvote4real   Jan-11-10 10:31 PM   #110 
  - Yes, they are the only ones I've heard refer to it as "Obamacare".  elocs   Jan-12-10 10:39 AM   #141 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-12-10 04:31 AM   #120 
  - Yep. My insurance co-pay just went up to $40 for simple allergy meds  jgraz   Jan-11-10 01:04 PM   #4 
  - Lucky you  Horse with no Name   Jan-12-10 10:22 PM   #161 
  - Same thing happened to my MIL. Damn the crooks! n/t  Little Star   Jan-11-10 01:05 PM   #6 
  - Some companies have programs where they help you pay for prescriptions (or you get them free)  slutticus   Jan-11-10 01:06 PM   #8 
  - I used to be in a program like that...  zanana1   Jan-11-10 01:08 PM   #10 
     - That sucks. Sorry.  slutticus   Jan-11-10 01:20 PM   #17 
     - Did you talk to your insurance company? Sounds like that they might  jbnow   Jan-12-10 11:52 AM   #142 
  - Things just keep getting better and better, don't they!  Paper Roses   Jan-11-10 01:08 PM   #9 
  - My friend calls it the Smith and Wesson Retirement Plan.  timefortherevolution   Jan-11-10 09:19 PM   #101 
     - what about holding up pharmacies with shotguns?  wial   Jan-12-10 07:52 AM   #129 
     - That's a good one. nt  zanana1   Jan-12-10 12:23 PM   #150 
  - my doc was good about giving me several months of samples for one of mine that costed 180/mo  w8liftinglady   Jan-11-10 01:11 PM   #12 
  - That's horrible.  Warpy   Jan-11-10 01:15 PM   #13 
  - That prescription IS a generic! nt  zanana1   Jan-11-10 02:58 PM   #33 
  - Get the lists from whichever cheap places are close to you  Warpy   Jan-11-10 03:03 PM   #36 
  - Is the drug you're taking on your Part D Insurance formulary?  geezerpk   Jan-12-10 12:13 PM   #145 
     - I have the best Plan D that AARP provides....  zanana1   Jan-12-10 12:21 PM   #148 
        - WellCare Part D Plan - Venlafaxine  geezerpk   Jan-12-10 02:06 PM   #159 
  - Check around. I didn't know my local market  xxqqqzme   Jan-11-10 05:25 PM   #61 
  - generic prices  katkat   Jan-11-10 05:36 PM   #65 
  - They're grabbing because they can. No last ditch effort needed.  cui bono   Jan-12-10 12:18 PM   #147 
  - That's crazy. Totally outrageous.  inna   Jan-11-10 01:16 PM   #14 
  - Well we wanted change. Too bad they didn't tell us the change would be from our 100 dollar bills.  notadmblnd   Jan-11-10 01:17 PM   #15 
  - Disgusting. n/t  ceile   Jan-11-10 01:18 PM   #16 
  - It might behoove those on prescriptions to request a consult  hlthe2b   Jan-11-10 01:21 PM   #18 
  - I griped about the same thing earlier so I called  asjr   Jan-11-10 01:22 PM   #19 
  - This might be the explanation, especially since we're at the start of the new year,  enough   Jan-11-10 02:14 PM   #27 
  - Are you in the donut hole?  sharp_stick   Jan-11-10 01:23 PM   #20 
  - sharp  katkat   Jan-11-10 05:39 PM   #66 
  - "No one is in the donut hole on January 11th." Wanna bet?  WillowTree   Jan-11-10 06:13 PM   #76 
  - like I said in the remainder of my message  katkat   Jan-11-10 08:34 PM   #97 
  - One months supply of  sharp_stick   Jan-11-10 06:41 PM   #82 
  - What is the "donut hole"? eom  cui bono   Jan-12-10 12:21 PM   #149 
  - It sounds like class struggle just became open warfare  Jack Rabbit   Jan-11-10 01:26 PM   #21 
  - GO TO COSCO, it's guaranteed to be cheaper....lots! And, you don't have to be a member!  FreeJG   Jan-11-10 01:41 PM   #22 
  - I think you do have to be a COSTCO member  Quantess   Jan-11-10 05:34 PM   #64 
  - their policy has always been to offer pharmacy to non-members...have you had trouble with this?  nashville_brook   Jan-11-10 05:44 PM   #68 
  - Yes, before I became a member I had a hassle.  Quantess   Jan-11-10 05:51 PM   # 
  - damn, that sucks. maybe it's an over-zealous greeter?  nashville_brook   Jan-11-10 09:45 PM   #104 
  - here's an explainer of non-member benefits:  nashville_brook   Jan-11-10 09:52 PM   #105 
     - Thank you very much for this info  BrklynLiberal   Jan-12-10 01:30 PM   #156 
  - Costco has never given me any problems with my prescriptions  dogday   Jan-11-10 06:07 PM   #74 
     - Thank you for this  stubtoe   Jan-11-10 06:26 PM   #78 
     - Overall cost of prescriptions  Quantess   Jan-12-10 11:33 PM   #163 
  - Membership not required for pharmacy or optical. n/t  quiller4   Jan-11-10 11:47 PM   #113 
  - Don't assume it is automatically cheaper at Costco  Digit   Jan-11-10 06:43 PM   #83 
  - call costco..they have the cheapest prices by far!..eom  flyarm   Jan-11-10 01:44 PM   #23 
  - Check Costco prices online  vanboggie   Jan-11-10 07:51 PM   #90 
  - Wow...  midnight   Jan-11-10 01:54 PM   #24 
  - My 92-year old mom's prescriptions were $484 this month.  David Zephyr   Jan-11-10 01:57 PM   #25 
  - The $14 sounds like a "generic" co-pay, the $90...  frebrd   Jan-11-10 02:08 PM   #26 
  - Then tell your pharmacy that you are switching, due to the fact that they no longer carry your  LuckyLib   Jan-11-10 03:21 PM   #38 
  - That was my reaction as well - either that  Ms. Toad   Jan-12-10 07:36 AM   #127 
  - No, it's generic all right. nt  zanana1   Jan-12-10 12:27 PM   #153 
  - My insurance will no longer cover prescriptions until I've met the annual deductible of $1200  dflprincess   Jan-11-10 02:16 PM   #28 
  - Sorry this has happened to you. I found out what 'the donut hole'  sabrina 1   Jan-11-10 02:40 PM   #29 
  - Husband's meds $45/mo. In donut hole $350/mo.(x3) There is no generic of what he needs either.  glinda   Jan-11-10 03:37 PM   #39 
  - How awful. I'm sure you are in shock, you have good reason to be.  AndyA   Jan-11-10 02:40 PM   #30 
  - If your prescription is for a Generic, there is a good possibility you can get it  NorthCarolina   Jan-11-10 02:55 PM   #32 
  - Target does this also. n/t  sandyj999   Jan-11-10 04:57 PM   #53 
  - COSTCO, Target and Fredy Meyer also have $4/month generic lists  quiller4   Jan-11-10 05:13 PM   #56 
     - Any Kroger subsidiary  PSzymeczek   Jan-11-10 08:55 PM   #98 
  - Sounds like an insurance issue, hoping you gethelp with it.  uppityperson   Jan-11-10 02:58 PM   #34 
  - I'd like to thank everybody for trying to help with suggestions.  zanana1   Jan-11-10 03:00 PM   #35 
  - When drug manufacturers knew  PatSeg   Jan-11-10 03:38 PM   #40 
  - So those CFC asthma inhalers were destroying the environment and caused global warming.  Better Believe It   Jan-11-10 03:46 PM   #43 
  - "CFC inhaler emissions world-wide, at their peak  PatSeg   Jan-11-10 04:09 PM   #46 
  - coupons  katkat   Jan-11-10 05:44 PM   #67 
     - It must truly be difficult  PatSeg   Jan-11-10 05:51 PM   #71 
        - on the frontlines  NJCher   Jan-12-10 09:09 AM   #135 
  - you are never going to win with these guys......  crazyjoe   Jan-11-10 03:39 PM   #41 
  - This mess really changes the meaning of the word "reform" doesn't it?  truedelphi   Jan-11-10 09:01 PM   #99 
  - Just got a notice that my insurance will no longer cover my GERD prescription, Nexium  Better Believe It   Jan-11-10 03:40 PM   #42 
  - Better Believe It  katkat   Jan-11-10 05:46 PM   #69 
  - Prevacid is now OTC. I bought a bottle last week.  martymar64   Jan-11-10 07:56 PM   #92 
     - Prevacid OTC does not work for me  katkat   Jan-11-10 08:32 PM   #96 
        - Sorry to hear that. I have chronic acid reflux so I'm always looking for otc solutions  martymar64   Jan-12-10 08:22 AM   #132 
           - picks self up off floor  katkat   Jan-12-10 01:08 PM   #155 
              - Goddamned hoops they make us jump through just to get medicine  martymar64   Jan-14-10 08:13 AM   #166 
  - Okay here is what I did  Horse with no Name   Jan-13-10 10:57 PM   #165 
  - I went to get my diabetes strips two days ago and the price went up  Jennicut   Jan-11-10 03:47 PM   #44 
  - Check e-Bay for your test strips.  WillowTree   Jan-11-10 06:31 PM   #79 
     - $20?! I pay $40 WITH insurance. It is outrageous, isn't it?  Jennicut   Jan-11-10 07:55 PM   #91 
  - They won. nt  femrap   Jan-11-10 03:57 PM   #45 
  - Complain to your Congressmen and write to the Editor of the newspapers  Rosa Luxemburg   Jan-11-10 04:19 PM   #47 
  - That will do nothing...............  icee   Jan-11-10 04:35 PM   #48 
     - hound them  Rosa Luxemburg   Jan-11-10 07:37 PM   #89 
  - Talk to your doctor, see if there are generic alternatives.  hunter   Jan-11-10 04:36 PM   #49 
  - So-called "generic" Imitrex is worthless.  PSzymeczek   Jan-11-10 09:03 PM   #100 
     - I have to respectfully disagree that it's worthless.  greenbird   Jan-12-10 06:26 AM   #125 
     - the "generic" Imitrex does nothing for me either..it is like a placibo..does zilch..eom  flyarm   Jan-12-10 09:32 AM   #137 
  - The White House thinks the 'Angst' will just go away - they do not live in the same world  debbierlus   Jan-11-10 04:47 PM   #50 
  - Hey, economists: try guns vs. drugs instead of guns vs. butter. Last time I  change_notfinetuning   Jan-11-10 04:50 PM   #51 
  - I went to the doctor today and am now taking all generic.  sandyj999   Jan-11-10 04:56 PM   #52 
  - The Republicans, Pharma & insurance plan, is to blame it all on Obama & Dems-on health car reform  LaPera   Jan-11-10 04:59 PM   #54 
  - The sad thing is, they won't be completely off-base.  Zhade   Jan-11-10 10:22 PM   #109 
  - We pay more upfront, but less in co-pay.  The Backlash Cometh   Jan-11-10 05:05 PM   #55 
  - We have $1500 deductible per person for prescriptions  stubtoe   Jan-11-10 05:58 PM   #73 
  - Whats the name of the drug?  NNN0LHI   Jan-11-10 05:23 PM   #59 
  - The drug name is Venlafaxine....  zanana1   Jan-12-10 12:26 PM   #152 
  - Lots of posts in the thread  Jakes Progress   Jan-11-10 05:24 PM   #60 
  - One of our prescriptions just went from $20 to $60 dollars...  Sancho   Jan-11-10 05:29 PM   #62 
  - word to the wise.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jan-11-10 05:33 PM   #63 
     - Re overseas internet pharms.  katkat   Jan-11-10 05:49 PM   #70 
     - Do they realize  PatSeg   Jan-11-10 05:53 PM   #72 
        - Only 30 to 40 million people in the US with thyroid problems.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jan-11-10 07:18 PM   #86 
           - Armour Thyroid makes me horribly ill generic synthroid doesn't and it far cheaper.  quiller4   Jan-11-10 11:50 PM   #114 
              - That's interesting.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jan-12-10 10:33 AM   #139 
  - Unbelieveable . . . and how many people will have this happen and not understand why????  defendandprotect   Jan-11-10 06:07 PM   #75 
  - I asked the AARP Medicare Part D representative about that.  zanana1   Jan-12-10 12:29 PM   #154 
     - Exactly . . .  defendandprotect   Jan-12-10 01:35 PM   #158 
  - How fortunate we are that the administration has aligned itself with PhaRMA  depakid   Jan-11-10 06:13 PM   #77 
  - Great. I can't wait to see what my non-insurance scrp costs me.  shadowknows69   Jan-11-10 06:34 PM   #80 
  - Prescription costs  havbrush   Jan-11-10 06:39 PM   #81 
  - My deductible went from $350 to $1250 as of January. Yes, we showed them  davidwparker   Jan-11-10 06:56 PM   #84 
  - Go online and print out the generic low cost drugs  Digit   Jan-11-10 06:59 PM   #85 
  - how about changes in law become instant on PASSAGE.  pansypoo53219   Jan-11-10 07:20 PM   #87 
  - Duh, The people we are forced to do business with by this bill are in the business  pundaint   Jan-11-10 08:04 PM   #93 
  - Inform your congress-critters, AND HHS.  elleng   Jan-11-10 07:27 PM   #88 
  - order from Canada  islandspirit   Jan-11-10 09:34 PM   #102 
  - We are Americans living in France on the Fr. Health care plan..  cyclezealot   Jan-12-10 03:52 AM   #119 
  - Every pill that costs a consumer more this year will cost a Democrat a vote  Generic Other   Jan-11-10 09:44 PM   #103 
  - It's only going to get worse under this atrocity of a bill.  Zhade   Jan-11-10 09:57 PM   #106 
  - I am so sorry that happened to you :(  winyanstaz   Jan-11-10 10:34 PM   #111 
  - Practical advice.  Piewhacket   Jan-11-10 10:36 PM   #112 
  - Run him down with your language skills! You are doing great!  earcandle   Jan-12-10 12:27 AM   #116 
     - You're mean. n/t  Cali_Democrat   Jan-12-10 12:12 PM   #144 
        - True, dat.  earcandle   Jan-12-10 10:18 PM   #160 
  - what can one do about sadistic economics?  earcandle   Jan-12-10 12:25 AM   #115 
  - sigh... is this all gonna end with millions of us in the streets of DC??? makes ya wonder.  Divine Discontent   Jan-12-10 03:46 AM   #117 
  - But Captain Reid got that 60th vote!  WT Fuheck   Jan-12-10 03:51 AM   #118 
  - These price increases mean that our country is inching to the left.  zoff   Jan-12-10 05:39 AM   #121 
  - We traded all our raises for better coverage. Now we get taxed on our medical?  upi402   Jan-12-10 12:16 PM   #146 
  - Uniquely American  GreenMetalFlake   Jan-12-10 05:41 AM   #122 
  - Way to go Blue Dogs and Republicans!  perdita9   Jan-12-10 06:37 AM   #126 
  - and remind me why members of our own party voted against importation of drugs.  mod mom   Jan-12-10 08:05 AM   #130 
  - HMO out of control ?  NikRik   Jan-12-10 08:19 AM   #131 
  - Testosterone is very helpful for both men and women.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jan-12-10 10:36 AM   #140 
  - Those bastards won't be happy until we are ALL taking pills and shelling out the big bucks for em.  earth mom   Jan-12-10 09:01 AM   #133 
  - Go Girl! That's Democracy at work!  earcandle   Jan-12-10 10:59 PM   #162 
  - Prescription Help  ksmith14   Jan-12-10 09:05 AM   #134 
  - Wife's employer switched to cheaper coverage - Rx co-pay went from $5 to $50 per. With  T Wolf   Jan-12-10 09:22 AM   #136 
  - Jan 1st is the new year...as soon as you hit your deductable, it will go back to normal  tjwash   Jan-12-10 10:17 AM   #138 
  - same experience here, though not as dramatic (yet) . . .  OneBlueSky   Jan-12-10 12:03 PM   #143 
  - How Corrupt Reid/Obama PhRMA Deal Undermined Byron Dorgan, Pt. 1  flyarm   Jan-12-10 12:25 PM   #151 
  - Too late to rec, but I can still kick.  BrklynLiberal   Jan-12-10 01:30 PM   #157 
  - Move up here to Canada :-) nt  Locut0s   Jan-14-10 08:15 AM   #167 
 

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