Finally....

@kaylachan (7297)
Daytona Beach, Florida
October 21, 2020 6:39pm CST
... a resolution to my test strip prescription problem. Update: If you can remember, I posted a few days ago, complaining that I hate doctors. While this remains true, I just found a way to save a lot of money, and get the test strips I need. I had been waiting for something to happen, and get my script for my test strips refilled. Turns out, Walgreens doesn't carry my specific brand of test strips (but they do have their own alternative), so my husband bought me a vial of 50 to allow me to get by. On a whim, I decided to do a google search for my strips. And, I found them on Amazon of all places. At a much lower cost than the retail stores. So, that saves my husband and I a trip to hunt down a script.... just to get my insurance to pay for.... anything. So.... I am happy something good came out of the waiting game.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
22 Oct
How can amazon offer it without a script if it requires one? That would worry me.
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@kaylachan (7297)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Oct
Glucose monitoring systems, lancets, and strips are over-the-counter products. Usually, they can be rather expensive and hard to find. Often, patients will request scripts from their doctor, because by doing so, they can use insurance and apps like Good RX to cut the co-pay costs. For years, I had been paying for them over-the-counter out-of-pocket full price. A couple of years ago, during a doctor's appointment, we talked to my doctor about getting a script to cover the co-pay cost and get my insurance to pay the bulk of the cost. That worked well until this last refill, which caused me to hunt for them.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
23 Oct
@kaylachan Okay this is something beyond my scope of knowledge. Have you thought about ordering them from Canada? I order my Nasonex that way with a script and I save 75%
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@kaylachan (7297)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Oct
@BelleStarr It might not be possible to do so, and if it were, I wouldn't know where to go about it. Since it's an over-the-counter product, I can get them online. Plus, I have amazon credit which will save me money, too.
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@sharon6345 (255806)
• United States
24 Oct
amazon has lots of goodies.
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@kaylachan (7297)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Oct
To think they started as an online book store. Now they do everything your grocery store does.
@sharon6345 (255806)
• United States
24 Oct
@kaylachan That is good money.
@thelme55 (56586)
• Germany
22 Oct
I am glad you can buy them online.
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@kaylachan (7297)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Oct
Me, too. I've always known I could but never did know where. Now, I've found a place.
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@acelawrites (19164)
• Philippines
22 Oct
It's good you searched for a cheaper one.
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@kaylachan (7297)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Oct
Given my luck with the things I actually want, that's usually what I wind up doing.
@ScotMac (1348)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct
Once again I am thankful that I live in a country where my health care doesn't depend on the size of my bank balance. In the UK such things would be supplied free by our National Health Service
@DianneN (204059)
• United States
23 Oct
Amazon can be so wonderful! So happy you can by them online and for less.
@shaggin (55218)
• United States
22 Oct
Amazon almost always wins out for us over other places. I’m so glad you found them so much cheaper! Yay for Amazon
• India
22 Oct
Nice to have choices