Questions About Medications by Mail
My drug coverage plan allows me to receive prescriptions by mail, and sends me an email about once a week to suggest that I do so. Some questions I need answers to but can’t readily find:
1) Can this be arranged so that refills just show up in my mail every 3 months, without my having to ask for it or do anything at all?
2) Will I have to sign for it? What if nobody is home, because we, uh, work?
3) If not, what if it’s stolen out of my mailbox?
4) What if the heat of the black metal mailbox affects the efficacy? They put those storage instructions on there for a reason.
4) If my drug coverage provider has been bought out by Giant National Pharmacy Chain, shouldn’t my loyalty be to my employer-run hospital pharmacy? At least it’s a kind of “local” business (loathe though I am to give my paycheck *back* to my workplace).
5) Why doesn’t the link to “find out more” in the email you sent me encouraging me to refill by mail actually lead me to answers to any of my questions?
Hmph. In other medication news, my post at OBOS today looks at researchers who failed to report acceptance of drug company money, and related legislation intended to disinfect the process with some good ol’ sunshine.