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Never even thought about Walmart... good idea!! I wonder if Costco does the same? I will have to check..


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Walmart only charges $10 for a 3 month supply of many generic prescriptions. They will allow you to refill at least 2x at once. I get 6 months of my prescription at a time for $20. I just tell them I'm going out of town. We go to our home base every 6 months so this works out good for me. The VA is another story. They won't allow multiple refills any longer and all their meds must be mailed. We have someone intercept the mail and forward the meds to us.


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I checked 2 years ago with Walmart-they do not do cross border Rx's. We always bought a 6 month supply in Ontario aand took them across, if needed we headed to Mexico and got anything else we needed. Since we are now over 65, RX's are really inexpensive for us in Ontario. We had our MD write for a 6 month supply, then the pharmacy had us sign a document and they filled the 6 months all at one time. We did not have a problem.We did not have any drug plan, so no problem paying and getting the 6 months worth.
We were in Mexico last wednesday, you do not need a hand written prescription for rx's, they will sell you a 3 month supply, except for antibiotics-seems a new rule in the US is in effect, the pharmacy advised us the border customs could take them away, and did see a few folks heading back to the pharmacy for a refund.Even with a hand written prescription, they can make you take them back.
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We used Walmart when we began full-timing but got sick and tired of the lines and the inefficiency. Switched to Walgreens and they are great. We can change stores on-line as we move about, always talk to a local pharmacist if need be, and seldom encounter any kind a wait in a local store.


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Your Canadian?? This may make it a little more complicated. Some drug stores may not recognize a prescription written by a Canadian doctor. this happened last year when we ran short of insulin, three drug stores (including Walmart and Walgrens) would not supply us with going to a walk-in clinic and getting a prescription from a U.S. doctor.

When you check with Walmart and Costco, be sure to check and make sure that they will accept/fill cross border prescriptions. We now make sure that we have a adequate supply. Our insurance company will pay up 6 months supply if they are told that we a going on an extended holiday.

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Costco doesn't do cross border and I am waiting to here from Walmart. They both do cross country though. I will be entering the US via Detroit after visiting relatives in Etobicoke and Windsor. So I will probably stock up at Costco before crossing. I have encountered problems with my insurance company regarding 6 months at one time. Hopefully I will be able to get around this. Being able to get them in the US would be far more convenient.

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amandasgramma wrote:

SMC wrote:

We'd call in our renewls or order on the internet and let them know where to send it. We didn't have any trouble.

We did same as SMC!

ditto, and ditto.


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We needed a refill while in MI last fall and were not near a CVS, which is our home pharmacy. We inquired at a Rite-Aid, and they said they could help us out. They contacted our pharmacy and within an hour the script was filled. I think any major pharmacy chain could do this for you.

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Posted: 02/26/12 07:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All my prescriptions (Plan D thru Medco) are refilled on a 90 day basis
and are sent to wherever we are. Sometimes we must plan to stay in an
area long enough to receive a shipment of medication. Have never had
a problem.

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