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    monty

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    Re: My health condition

    Sildanifil or something like that spelling is a generic for Viagra, and most of the other drugs in that category. My pharmicist says there isn't a generic but I found out he was lieing! I can buy it from Canada without insurance and it is only about a fourth of the cost in the U.S., even without using medicare or insurance! So, what's wrong with this picture? We are getting screwed without a kiss on drug prices here in the U.S. I can't figure out why. Maybe it's because of their socialized medicine? But I tend to think it's because of the greedy drug manufacturrers here in the states. They can rob us through our insurance companies by passing the cost of development and research to us through our Insurance companies. So, the rip off always works its way back down to us the consumer with higher drug costs and higher insurance premiums. Everyone in the middle profits but us. I'm just now having to deal with reality since I reached retirement age. It aint right folks. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

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    You're right, Monty. Folks in the U.S. have been trying to get the less expensive drugs from Canada and other countries for several years. Our own gov't, in cahoots with the insurance companies, put a halt to that a long time ago. It's criminal, as far as I'm concerned. Now, instead of addressing that, the Oh Holy One (sorry if you like Him) has decided to ignore those options of decreasing healthcare concerns (pharmaceuticals) and wants to revamp the whole system instead of correcting individual problem areas like yours. I'll keep you in my prayers. At least you know a solution. But why does your Viagra cost $500 a month when a regular prescription for 10 pills is $100, or $10 a pill? (shhhhh, I didn't say that.) Sounds like yours should be no more than $300-310 a month. But even that is cruel. Sounds like they're charging you for a pleasure pill instead of a health pill.

    I've about decided when I get the "news" that I'm terminal for whatever reason, I'm just going to accept it and do without. I've seen too many go through the heartache and hope and in the end, it's still bad news. I've told Dan to just take me out and put me under the big ole oak tree and leave me be. 'Course he won't, but I'll come back and haunt him.

    Noodle
    Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer "am I worth dying for?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Monty - sorry to hear of your health problems, and hope that it doesn't prevent you from finding plenty of lost treasures. It sounds like you do have things under control, and hopefully you are able to get out to metal detect as much as you want. Keep swinging!
    Oroblanco
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    monty

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    I take it so I can breathe! I take a 20 mg dose 3 times a day. That's 90 doses a month the way the insurance company computes it. And you're right, it most definately is not for pleasure. I couldn't have pleasure 90 times a month when I was 18 let alone now! Maybe 50 or 60, but not 90! In Canada it's less than $3.00 a pill. Here, 90 pills cost almost $1600.00! Because it is a "specialty" drug they will only pay a third of the cost. That's the Insurance plus Medicare combined. It isn't a specialty drug for me, it's a matter of being able to have a normal life. I have appealed the classification as a specialty drug in my case, but it has been denied all the way up to Medicare. Medicare says it is not a valid appeal because the drugs are tiered by the insurance company, not them. The insurance company says it's up to Medicare. I guess I'll write my congressmen and see if they can figure it out. And by the way, my wife needs Rebif because she has MS. It costs over $600.00 a month. Consequently we both have to do without medication. Our retirement income is about half of what we were making when we both were working. But it is too much to be able to get assistance from any of the programs. It's a catch 22. Oh welll, I'll stop *****ing about it for now. I guess most of this post or at least the last half of it should be under rants? Because rants is about all a person can do. I agree 100% about healthcare reform. They need to fix the individual parts and not revamp the whole system where everyone will suffer. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

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    monty

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    Oh, I forgot to say, according to this pharmacist in Canada it is not illegal. He tells me they have been trying to outlaw it but it hasn't been passed yet. What is illegal is getting drugs without a prescription. I personally don't know the details but I am desperate for some relief. You can't imagine what feeling like you are soffocating 3 or 4 times a day does to a person both mentally and physically. If it happens out in public people think I'm having a heart attack and everyone stops and wants to call 911! It's scary as well as being embarassing. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I take it so I can breathe! I take a 20 mg dose 3 times a day. That's 90 doses a month the way the insurance company computes it. And you're right, it most definately is not for pleasure. I couldn't have pleasure 90 times a month when I was 18 let alone now! Maybe 50 or 60, but not 90!

    monty you make me laugh!!
    i would call the ins. company and tell them youre working on a new personal best, and they may
    need to cover 4 pills a day!!
    lolololol

    today and everyday ...... happy go lucky to be alive

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    monty

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    That's a sign you are feeling better Kelly. Good for you. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  8. #23
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    I think you should visit a doctor nearby you. As its not good to have pain in back after years again. It can be dangerous for you.

 

 
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