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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 07:51 PM
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Obtaining drugs from Canada
I need some help please.

My insurance no longer pays for one of my medications and the patient assistance program will not help me either (gee what a deal - cost of health insurance is cresting at over $1,000.00/mo.).

Does anyone know what the procedure is to get my prescription filled in Canada?

It is very costly here and an online search revealed that I can get a 90-day supply of the medication I need for >$60.00.

If you know of any specific resources/sites, please let me know.

Thanks so much.
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 07:53 PM
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1. I Used Northwest Pharmacy When Armour Thyroid Was Unavailable Here
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 07:56 PM
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2. I don't see it there
Do you need to mail them the doctor's RX? How does this work?

In any event, the medication I'm trying to get isn't on this site. :(

Thanks for your help in any event. :)
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 08:01 PM
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3. It May Have the Generic Name - I Had My Dr. Fax the Prescription or You Can
Edited on Mon Feb-14-11 08:01 PM by we can do it
try looking up on google if there is a different trade name in canada- mine was just "thyroid" instead of armour thryroid
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 08:07 PM
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4. thanks
Edited on Mon Feb-14-11 08:07 PM by CountAllVotes
I'll give it a try. Luckily I have a doctor that I believe will help me.

Sadly I signed away my Medicare D rights to the corporation that runs my prescription drug plan.

FUCK THEM.

Note: Just wrote the Union a letter and told them what I thought and advised them to DUMP MEDCO. :argh:

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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-14-11 08:44 PM
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5. Here's what I do
First, use pharmacychecker.com to find out who has the lowest price for a specific drug.

Second, nose around their website and find their physical address.

Third, go to napra.org to confirm they are a legit pharmacy.

You can usually fax or scan and Email your prescription, and maybe even the check for payment. If they take Ebillme, I rather like it.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:36 AM
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6. thanks
The more options the better! Thank you! :)

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CanSocDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:29 AM
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7. Something to consider...
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 04:13 PM
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8. BE VERY CAREFUL.
Edited on Tue Feb-15-11 04:14 PM by Shagbark Hickory
The online pharmacies have been in the news a lot. Not for not filling orders- but filling orders with meds from overseas. As is China.
There was one mentioned on here recently that was operating out of a PO Box and had an "F" rating from the BBB.

If you want to buy meds from Canada, you have my blessing. If it were me, I'd either go there and buy them from a legit actual pharmacy.
I don't think the drug makers allow them to sell them online to other countries but if you can find a drug chain that retails them, like a canadian version of walgreen's, that would be my choice.

If you think the meds here are expensive, consider that consuming Chinese meds could have some very expensive adverse effects or just not be effective.

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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 06:15 PM
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9. Very true, that's why ...
... you want to always confirm that an online pharmacy is a legit licensed pharmacy using napra.org (National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities).
http://www.napra.org

Northwest Pharmacy is legit, and it's where my wife gets her meds.

http://www.northwestpharmacy.com/ContactUs.aspx

NorthWestPharmacy.com
Unit #103 20560 - 56th Avenue
Langley, BC, Canada
V3A 3Y8

Canadian Pharmacy Manager
A. Bhangu

Licensing Body
College of Pharmacists
of British Columbia

If you should have any questions or concerns, you may contact the College.

The College is located at:
200-1765 West 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V6J 5C6

http://www.bcpharmacists.org /

I find the search function for the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia website a bit funky.

https://eservices.bcpharmacists.org/psearch /

So I use the list of community pharmacies and brute force search it.

https://eservices.bcpharmacists.org/psearch/PharmacyRep...

They show up as this:

PHARMAWEST PHARMACY
#101 - 20560 56 Ave
Langley, BC V3A 3Y8 CANADA
Mr. Aman Bhangu
(604) 530-0745
(604) 530-0735
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:20 PM
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10. Northwest Pharmacy earned an "F" rating by the BBB.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 11:21 PM
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11. yeah Rite Aid
They are involved in this bastard driven scam I am caught up in.

FUCK THEM TOO.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:02 PM
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12. OK well my point was if you think rite aid is bad with an "A" rating, imagine what an "f"
would be like.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 10:16 AM
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15. we have "F" rated ones where I live
Damn sonzabitches cheated me out of part of my prescription. I had to go to the Better Business Bureau and file a complaint to get the rest of my pills after having paid for them. I have not gone back there since and have (HAD) been going to Rite-Aid. Once I found out they are part of this ugly game I am playing, I have given up on them as well.

Luckily, there is a Costco where I live. They have reasonable prices. :)

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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 12:21 PM
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13. F rating based upon one complaint. Not sure I'm ready to throw them away.
I'm generally not all that enthused about a BBB rating, but I could find no Canadian pharmacies on Angies List; however, the BBB is one more means of checking out a pharmacy.

Canada Drugs has a slew of accreditation, including A+ from the BBB. I have ordered from them as well.

http://www.canadadrugs.com
http://www.bbb.org/manitoba/business-reviews/pharmacies...

Big Mountain Drugs is another one I have used, but no BBB report on them.

http://www.bigmountaindrugs.com /
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 11:59 AM
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16. Frankly, I'm more interested in inspections and being open to the public.
If these organizations are essentially lying to the drug makers or are violating their agreements;
1.) It makes me wonder what else they are willing to violate and
2.) It makes me wonder what overseas market the drug are coming from.

For a while, you get a flight into toronto for like 99 bucks. Just make a day out of it. Get to a real pharmacy, go have a nice lunch.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:39 PM
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14. You will need a prescription from your doctor
You can either fax it or mail it to the Canadian pharmacy along with a health questionnaire you will need to fill out. Once you fax the information and they've had a Canadian doctor rewrite the prescription after reviewing the application and questionnaire, you can order the medication online and pay by ATM or credit card. The process can take up to a month, although I understand they've gotten a little quicker. Refills usually take about 10 days, so having your doctor write for 90 days at a time is a good idea.

They won't do pain medication or any Schedule II-IV drugs. Most of that stuff is generic, though, and the price break wouldn't be that great.

I found the huge price breaks to be on things that were still on patent. The breaks on a lot of generic stuff weren't worth the hassle much of the time.

Also check WalMart, Target and Costco. They all have lists of generic drugs they offer cheaply.

Ordering from Canada is technically illegal. However, I don't know of anyone who has had a package confiscated. They do look at things coming from India and eastern Europe where narcotic pill mills are located, though.

Good luck. I did it years ago when I was taking stuff on patent.

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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 02:54 PM
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17. I have one
Edited on Thu Feb-17-11 03:02 PM by MorningGlow
PM me if you want. :hi:
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