Tuesday, January 26, 2010

If it looks too good to be true.....

I'm sure that most of you here in the states are familiar with the 4 dollar generic prescription drug plans, as the Evil Big Box Store(tm) has it in all of their pharmacies. I happen to use Giant Eagle when I fill those prescriptions, as I can also get fuel perks. At this time, I can save 60 cents a gallon.

Yesterday I had a doctor's appointment, he was concerned about my blood pressure, so he doubled up one of my prescriptions. This one happened to be on the 4 dollar list, which also allows you to get 90 days worth for 10 dollars. He faxed it over to the Giant Eagle, and since I had enough to take the double dosage, I decided to wait until today to pick it up.

When I got there, I was pleasantly surprised, or at least I thought. The cost of my prescription was $2.11. I picked up a few grocery items, checked out and went to my car. I then checked my prescription and saw that I paid $2.11 for THREE TABLETS. Luckily for me, my doctor's office was just around the corner(literally). I went in and showed the medical assistant what my money got me. By the way, we were both laughing. What the doctor had put in as a three month supply, they translated into three tablets. the prescription was rewritten right and sent to another Giant Eagle, one closer to my home and all is as well as possible at this time. Cliff Note: Had I taken better care of myself throughout the years, I might not be writing this post.

More proof that computers aren't quite ready to take over the world.

6 comments:

YEKIMI said...

Hey, I took care of myself and I still ended up with diabetes, high BP, cholesterol so high you could probably squeeze enough out of me to grease 140 frying pans and enough kidney stones to put down a gravel path from Rittman to Norton.

Amel said...

Woah!!! 3 tablets versus 3 month supply of tablets is quite a big difference he he he...good thing you checked the prescription, so you could rectify the mistake right away he he...

Hope UR blood pressure goes down soon...I'll keep praying for you!

Margaret said...

Sheeesh!! Good thing they didn't misread the dosage or the strength! So much for attention to detail...

Jen said...

Oh that's scary!
You know, generics are often given, even it you don't ask for them, If I get one, I always look it up to make sure I've been given the right medicine. You never know with the way doctors write....

Ben said...

I'm glad you took a look in the bag there! It would've been quite a surprise when you got home. I hope the pills do the trick for you and the b.p. is nice and low!

Awake In Rochester said...

Oh my, what a mistake!

I hope your BP is back to norm soon. I have that problem too. I tried to cut back on meds, and the nurse said I was at "stroke level" EK! Guess I have to stay on the stuff.