Sunday, April 2, 2017

A common site here lately

is yet another RX delivery. I specifically asked for only ONE rescue inhaler, yet the mail order company sent 3. Sigh . . I use one a year.  Insurance was not willing to fill a RX for the brand inhaler that I have used for almost 40 years, but I found this substitute, which I did use once, forget why . . $151.23 with insurance picking up the tab once again.

3 comments:

Linda said...

I was prescribed a rescue inhaler for refill once per month which I was getting from the pharmacy. Finally, I had to put a stop to them as they were piling up around here.

Ms. Sandie said...

Funny, my insurance wouldn't authorize my regular inhaler (which would have been under 50 for three) instead they also required me to get what you received at over $150. Frustrating. I do like to have three, one in purse, one at studio and on in bedside table.

Marcia in rural WNY said...

I also keep two or three inhalers going at once. But I also keep an extra one on hand--my entire family has asthma, and some of them don't carry theirs with them all the time. If I give someone my partially used one, I don't want it back!! I know it's not legal, but we all use the same kind and what are you going to do if your brother in law is trying to breathe? My copay is $5 for that inhaler (the one pictured is what I use) and I have once or twice given one of mine to my DD or DGD when they needed it and could ill afford their co-pay. I'm not usually a rule-breaker, but I have my limits. My granddaughter had her own inhaler by age 5, and before that she would hold her teddy bear over the waste basket and pound on his back while encouraging him to spit!! Now that's a kid who's seen some asthma!