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Forgetting = Expensive

June 26th, 2009 at 02:45 pm

Just a little story to share.

My neighbors left for their Disney World Vacation a few days ago. I received an email asking to check if they left a full bottle of their daughter's medication on the counter. Yep...they did!

Last night they asked if I would Express mail it to them today. This morning I paid $17.50 to get it to them by noon tomorrow. They will pay me back.

This is probably cheaper than the alternative of going to the pharmacy. I had a friend visit from out of town last year. They forgot their son's meds. We went to Walgreen's and she paid $5 per pill. Luckily she only need two.

The family I just sent meds to would need at least 13 pills. I can't remember is she takes those once or twice a day. Based on $5/pill they would have spent $65 or more to get the medication she needed. Remember insurance won't pay if you just recently filled a prescription. Of course, the money may be worth it if it the only option.

If you go on vacation....remember your medication!!

4 Responses to “Forgetting = Expensive”

  1. north georgia gal Says:

    My son once went on vacation with his grandparents and forgot to pack socks and underwear! Not sure how it happened that I didn't check his bag, but that was expensive too!

  2. Carol Says:

    My husband has done that with his high blood pressure medication. He called our pharmacy and they were able to transfer a prescription (the insurance company was notified by the pharmacy as well) to one of their reciprocal pharmacies in the area we were staying. It cost us our small co-pay.

    They were also helpful when he had packed his medication in his luggage and then the airline lost his luggage. I guess it may depend on your insurance co. and pharmacy, but ours have both been helpful to replace necessary medicine whether it was his fault (for being forgetful) or not.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    We won't ever know what kind of deal would have worked for the neigbors since they elected to have me mail them the meds. It is great that the pharmacy's can often work things out.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    i am glad DF and I don't have any type of medication to take. I take a calcium supplement, and it's $45 for 120 pills, and I think THATS expensive lol...

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