I actually have not yet told my doc that I buy from Canada, but with the demise of Asacol I may get forced into it.
My wife had been making me the "bad guy" in order to get paper prescript
ions from her doc. "I don't know what that idiot does. He just tells me to tell you that we need to send a paper prescript
ion to the pharmacy. Something about
they require the original paper prescript
ion be mailed in."
I had been getting by with just asking for paper, but now that I will need to specifically ask for Asacol, it might come to something like this.
Me: So I will need a new prescript
ion for Asacol.
Doc: It's discontinued. You'll need to get Delzicol.
Me: Yeah, I know, but I'll need a script
for Asacol. It's cheaper.
Doc: But I said it's discontinued. Where are you going to get it from?
Me: Well, you see, there's this pharmacy, eh, that can get it for me, eh. It's a little to the north, eh. Nice folks, eh. Even have generic, eh.
Hopefully, the doc is at least mildly entertained by my Canadian accent stereotype that he doesn't dig too deep. If he does, I'm prepared.
I buy from Big Mountain as well. Found them on pharmacychecker.com and confirmed they were legit through Canadian authorities at napra.org (National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities), and I've been on Canadian generic Asacol since either late 2010 or early 2011, and I ain't dead yet.
This is one of my longer rants about
buying from Canada.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=2169778