Monday, February 20, 2012

Medication issues-Could your pharmacy be a factor?

I often here people talking about or complaining about how their insurance won't cover this or that, but could their pharmacy be a factor? Does your pharmacy just tell you talk to your doctor or leave you to fight the insurance company?
I had thought many of my medication issues were caused entirely by the insurance company. However, that wasn't completely true. I switched pharmacies recently, and yes some of the issues were caused by the insurance, but the main culprit was my former pharmacy didn't do their job.
A good pharmacy will make the necessary calls, contact your doctor, give your doctor the necessary resources, and advocate for you with the insurance. Plus they do there job as well. This an extra plus for those of us with ADD/ADHD.
Yes my meds have to be authorized to some extent, and yes my insurance is insurance, but at least now I don't have to worry about having the right numbers. I don't have to worry about the pharmacy shorting me pills, staring at the computer with glazed eyes telling me the authorization hasn't gone through when they are the ones, who need to make a phone call.
If any of these things seem familiar, consider looking around for a new pharmacy that does their job and takes care of the administrative details for you. Ask around for local pharmacies your friends recommend. Choose a wide variety of friends, from different age groups,  insurance, and income levels.


  1. Congratulations! Sorry to change the subject BUT -- even though I'm sure you have heard the news that you (and I!!) have been recognized as two of the 2012 Top ADD/ADHD Blogs on the net, I just had say YOU GO GIRL!

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    Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CMC, SCAC, MCC – (blogging at ADDandSoMuchMore and ADDerWorld – dot com!) “It takes a village to educate a world!”