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It's a moral issue. Prescribed forteo prescription written for three months. Pharmacy refused to fill as written saying they lose $" dispensed monthly raises my?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prescription woes

Most three month supplies of medications need to be mailed in, with most health insurances.
Even if the prescription is written for 3 months, the pharmacies seem to only fill for a maximum of 30 days.

In brief: Prescription woes

Most three month supplies of medications need to be mailed in, with most health insurances.
Even if the prescription is written for 3 months, the pharmacies seem to only fill for a maximum of 30 days.
Dr. Lori Semel
Dr. Lori Semel
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Dr. Linda Schwartz
Pharmacology

In brief: 90 day supply

If a pharmacy loses money for dispensing a 90-day supply, it may refuse to fill the Rx if the reimbursement is less than the cost to purchase the drug.
Perhaps you may want to contact your insurance for mail order options or find another pharmacy. Best of luck.

In brief: 90 day supply

If a pharmacy loses money for dispensing a 90-day supply, it may refuse to fill the Rx if the reimbursement is less than the cost to purchase the drug.
Perhaps you may want to contact your insurance for mail order options or find another pharmacy. Best of luck.
Dr. Linda Schwartz
Dr. Linda Schwartz
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Dr. Christine Norton
Family Medicine

In brief: Change pharmacy

If your insurance allows, change the prescription to a different pharmacy.
But you may want to check with your insurance or formulary first because some insurance companies require you to get 30 day prescriptions if using a local pharmacy and a mail order pharmacy for 90 day supplies. Maybe you misunderstood why 30 day given. Either way the pharmacy should have your best interest covered.

In brief: Change pharmacy

If your insurance allows, change the prescription to a different pharmacy.
But you may want to check with your insurance or formulary first because some insurance companies require you to get 30 day prescriptions if using a local pharmacy and a mail order pharmacy for 90 day supplies. Maybe you misunderstood why 30 day given. Either way the pharmacy should have your best interest covered.
Dr. Christine Norton
Dr. Christine Norton
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Dr. Christine Norton
Contact your doctor and ask them to rewrite the rx with 90 day supply and refills not the pharmacist. Then your next rx should be a 90 day supply.
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