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A friend long ago told me about all these friends of his mother’s who lived in Texas but went regularly to dentists in Mexico, a short way across the border from them. Their dentists were Americans who’d moved their practices there for fewer regulations and whatever. The patients saved a bunch of money this way.

I can’t blame them; I’m looking into other sources of prescriptions I just can’t afford here now that I have no insurance. The brand name item I’m looking for is actually manufactured in Canada, not here. The price I found at one place (out of town, shall we say) was a savings of at least $50 for several months’ supply. Here, my pharmacy was reluctant to quote me a cash price. (I plan to ask again.) When I bought it on my insurance in the past, the price changed depending upon how much I was prescribed. It’s kind of unbelievable.

A couple of years back, when a friend left all his old pills here with me, I began using them up — so I have no problems with recognizable medications. I can translate Spanish and find out exactly what they are. They were NSAIDS, allergy stuff and a couple of others. All fine.

posted on June 1, 2017 2:01 PM ()


Until Ted was able to get his Namenda from the VA, I got it from Canada
and was well pleased. Here, with insurance, the copay was 438.00 I think
Jon also orders his prescriptions that the VA doesn't furnish from Canada.
It is good to have this alternative.
comment by elderjane on June 2, 2017 7:51 AM ()
Huge price, hope you saved a lot. I just found out that where my friend lives (Latin Amer.) my brand-name med is available without a prescription, and for one-third of what my copay used to be.
reply by drmaus on June 2, 2017 8:33 AM ()
I take 14 meds a day--12 are 'given' to me by the manufacturers!
comment by greatmartin on June 1, 2017 8:19 PM ()
trump has a plan for you!
reply by jjoohhnn on June 2, 2017 7:00 AM ()
That's a big number, but you always sound like you're doing pretty well. I hope the medical world is doing right by you.
reply by drmaus on June 1, 2017 8:53 PM ()
Sorry you have to game the system in this way. Why do you have no insurance. Didn't Obamacare work for you?

comment by tealstar on June 1, 2017 2:35 PM ()
I own a business and my money goes back into it. I got a break on insurance, but it still was too expensive for me. Just struggling now.
reply by drmaus on June 1, 2017 3:25 PM ()

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