So pillpopper you nailed the company did you! I'm so proud! Zanne, just make sure you don't transfer your current scripts and get everything filled so that you have a two week supply before asking your doctor(s) to fax in the new 90 day scripts. Else, ye will be left high and dry! Medicines such as Humira and the like come from Acredo, Medco's specialty pharmacy. These meds quite often require prior approval from your insurance carrier. If you are stuck in the endless cycle of waiting for the prior approval (such as I was for 17 days and I take my Humira weekly instead of bi-weekly) you can request an override from Medco to have at least one dose filled at your local pharmacy (once the prior approval is given). Even the doctor's office can not send in the new script until the prior approval is given. Your doctor's office is the one that initiates the prior approval from the insurance carrier. I'm sure all will be well once I get everything on schedule and established, however, it is rather annoying! Be aware that these scripts are (physically) filled by an automated pharmacy system (not a human). The pharmacist oversees the process. I for one will be counting and double checking every order. They were kind enough to give me 2 additional Lexapro in my bottle this time (must have been for all the anxiety they caused me)! Also, please keep in mind that the drugs will ship from seperate locations around the country and your pills may not always "look" the same because they come from different manufacturers. Antibiotics and short term scripts can still be filled at retail. Most scripts that have a generic will be the preference to fill with Medco (with your doctors approval). Generally, if a 90 day supply of a drug cost less than 100.00 they will bill you for it. However, when you place an order for multiple scripts they bunch them on one invoice which for me totaled well over the 100.00 and I had to pay in advance. They do have an automatic refill feature if you wish to give them a credit card number to hold on file. Above all else make sure you go to their website so that you can register, learn the system and track your order. Last but not least, refridgerated drugs are shipped overnight and require a signature upon delivery (unless you want to be financially responsible for them sitting on the porch all day). Hope this helps all with the lovely transition to mail order....Good Luck! Oh, by the way....I bought a new phone system yesterday....HISSSSSS!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones, Carpel Tunnel & POST-menopausal (Hurray)