July 5, 2011 | 11:50 am
Posted by Annie Korzen
I had a buzzing in my ears, and the doctor gave me a prescription for a nasal spray. When the pharmacist told me it would cost $135, I was one flabbergasted frugalista! This was not a medicine that the doctor guaranteed would cure me. It was more a case of ‘Try this. It might help.” I didn’t find that reassuring enough to make a three-figure investment.
The sympathetic pharmacist confided that he orders his mother’s medications from Canada from Jan Drugs. www.jandrugs.com I contacted them and their price was around $90, as was my Medco prescription plan. I was getting crankier and crankier, and finally decided to call the doctor to see if there were any other options. The nurse who picked up was as outraged as I was, and he kindly offered to put aside some free samples for me.
So I went from $135 to zero. Not bad, don’t you think? I guess it never hurts to ask. Especially since the spray didn’t help. I eventually got rid of the tinnitus by seeing a hypnotist.
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