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Mail Order Drugs

by pharmacy on August 15, 2012

Mail Order Drugs – Why isn’t this issue in the national spotlight?

A comment on a recent blog post about the Express Scripts/Medco merger brought up a point so important it deserved its own post. Why are mail order drugs even allowed by law?

Stephen Logsdon, Pharm.D. wrote:

“With regard to mandatory mail, here in Florida it gets HOT…and as we all know, prescription meds (of all kinds) are simply NOT meant to ‘stored’ in a 110+ degree mailboxes for up to 6-8 hours at a time, and I refuse to accept/return to sender any medication that has been subjected to such ‘excursions.’

I’ve had many successes succinctly explaining to patients whose insurance is trying to enforce a ‘no-refill at retail’ policy that the lack of climate control during the shipping progress may very well effect the efficacy their medication has against the illness they’re taking them for…just something to think about…” [click to continue…]


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