Pharmacy Dispensing Fees

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Pharmacy Dispensing Fees

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I don't understand why the pharmacy dispensing fees keep rising... same pills, same count. Anyone know where cheap dispensing fees are, particularly when filling four prescriptions a month? Why are the dispensing fees for each prescription and not one fee for each patient? Any suggestions, and please don't suggest getting a job with medical benefits!
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Re: Pharmacy Dispensing Fees

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$10.60 Paragon
$ 8.40 Walmart
$ 4.60 Costco (not factoring the membership fee)

The only way around the fees is to pay less of them - meaning double up your refills.
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Re: Pharmacy Dispensing Fees

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I've heard you don't have to be a member to use Costco's pharmacy. Might be worth a call to find out as they are known for having the lowest dispensing fee.
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Re: Pharmacy Dispensing Fees

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My prescriptions are filled every 90 days, maybe talk to your Dr.
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Re: Pharmacy Dispensing Fees

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For some, 90 days worth of prescriptions turns out to be a lot of money or when (and if) you qualify for Fair Pharamacare the deductible hasn't kicked in.

In the case of the OP the costs yearly for monthly fillings would be $480 just for the dispensing fee.

Every 6 weeks would be as high as $320 a year - on top of the meds.
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