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Special Deliveries: Rx Needed
Google Images I wonder if there is a better way. I have been using the same pharmacy for two years now and they have done a perfectly good job for me. But the rigmarole involved seems a bit much, even with all the modern conveniences involved. Every month before my Novolog and test strip stronghold runs out I go to the Longs Pharmacy website and plunk in my prescription numbers, store pick-up number, name, e-mail, phone number, and check a couple of boxes to get my online refill request sent off. Then a day or two later when I am sure they are ready for pick-up, I drive over to the pharmacy being actively aware of when they close because I inevitably need the Novolog by now, do the in-line wait, and fork over some money. Then I started using the OmniPod.
Since starting the OmniPod, I have received a three month supply of pods every third month of the year. They get delivered to my front door automatically, keeping me steadily pumping for another three months. I wonder though, is it possible to have insulin delivered to a home address? What about refrigeration? Is the uncertainty of where the meds come from an issue? Will I start developing Brimley like characteristics? I really need to do some research and find out if the logistics make sense and if there are increased costs associated with using a delivery service.
At the present time, I will become more affiliated with CVS Caremark Corporation, who has recently acquired Longs Drugs with a 2.6 billion dollar price tag. It seems they offer automatic prescription refills... intriguing. Impress me CVS!
Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life. (Read More)