Thanks for the input all. We are required to use Medco or we are penalized after the 3rd refill as well. I do plan well in advance as I stated I placed the request back in December when I ordered my other meds. That's what makes me so darned mad, this is not the first time this has happened, they've done this with my husbands blood pressure meds as well and we've had to get the doc to call in a script
to the local pharmacy to get by! It happens quite often. In the beginning I was quite impressed with Medco and their promptness, as time goes on they are really going downhill fast.
Also, we have used the same local pharmacy for 30+ years, so that doesn't help any when Medco screws up. Our local pharmacy is very friendly, caring and you can literally park at the door and walk in and speak to someone. Mind you, they do not have $4 prescript
ions, which is really helps many.
Jennifer, I can totally understand you using a mail in if you have no insurance, you are doing it by choice and to get the best price, makes perfect sense.
My husband reminded me that the docs are just as frustrated as we are. He had an appt. this week and his doctor asked his nurse to fax in his prescript
ion to medco, she said "we can't, they prefer us to send e-prescript
ions." He told my husband even the doctors have no control over the insurance companies and the prescript
ion process, needless to say this doctor doesn't do email so he wrote the prescript
ion and we mailed it in. Long story short, if the doctors have no control, I guess we as patients don't either, right?
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