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#1 carlie

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:20 PM

Pete posted this today so I am pinning it as a topic.

Hate to tell you all but your local pharmacy has nothing to do but fill new prescriptions.
The VA has centralized all the mails by med for better efficiency .
They have a new 800 number
(800) 983-0933 8am to 4;30 pm CST.


 

 

#2 Medic

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:05 PM

Thanks for the heads up on this...Carlie :)


#3 Pete53

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

Update:

The mailperson mis delivered the mail. Even more important after sending meds in regular mail they are now identifying by asking for return delivery. I got xanax yesterday and now wondering where my hydrocodone is.A few months ago9 I got a Veteran who has same Doc as I do and live at houses from me at end of block.

The VA really needs to get a grip so that we know when the meds are coming and what day so we can look out for them.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

They sent me my next prednisone for August last week and I received my Cancer meds today for next month. They have been pretty good about sending my med"s, but I stay on top of it by calling the 1-800 number and order the rest of the pills thru the internet

#5 Notorious Kelly

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:17 AM

I order mine thru MyHealthEvet online.

It always gives me an error that it didn't go thru but then the pills come anyway Posted Image

Those of you relying on pain meds thru mail have my sympathies.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

Pete, you can request a tracking number on your hydrocodone and then follow it as it goes through the mail. I am always informed of the exact day that mine will be delivered. It is usually late and I have to sweat it out unitl it shows up. I hate this meds through the mail business. They have also changed our travel pay to the mail and thirty days later I am still waiting to be paid. Maybe they are trying to help out the Post Office by spending God knows how much of the VA money mailing drugs and checks that can easily be picked up while you are there. It is frustrating but we have no choice. My morphine comes UPS and the day it is due, I don't dare leave the house because they give me a 12 hr window when they MIGHT show up.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 05:13 PM

get yer va poison by mail.

that's lovely.



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Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:19 AM

I am on Novalin insulin 70/30 that requires refrigeration until put into use, then it will keep up to 42 days at room temperature or below 77 degrees.

I have been going to the clinic about every 10 days for a few months to get my numbers under control. The last visit I needed a refill and I was told they would mail it.

I agreed even though I could have gotten it the same day from the Pharmacy at my VAMC. I only live a few miles away.

So it was mailed USPS in a regular envelope from my VAMC. The weather here has been touching 100 degrees nearly every day. So this medicine was in transit

2 days and sat in my mailbox at over 100 degrees that particular day for many hours.

That was on a Saturday so Monday I called the clinic and was told that it should be okay????????

Then I was told that "maybe" I could get it replaced on my next visit. I'm not going to use it so what a waste of money. 6 vials.

I'll get my personal Dr. to write a prescription if needed and I'll buy it.



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Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:28 AM

Coastie, they send my insulin in an insulated container with frozen packets to keep it cool.  I have received it from three different states and it has always been shipped this way.  Seems like your pharmacy didn't follow VA protocol

 

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#10 Chuck75

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:38 AM

I am on Novalin insulin 70/30 that requires refrigeration until put into use, then it will keep up to 42 days at room temperature or below 77 degrees.

I have been going to the clinic about every 10 days for a few months to get my numbers under control. The last visit I needed a refill and I was told they would mail it.

I agreed even though I could have gotten it the same day from the Pharmacy at my VAMC. I only live a few miles away.

So it was mailed USPS in a regular envelope from my VAMC. The weather here has been touching 100 degrees nearly every day. So this medicine was in transit

2 days and sat in my mailbox at over 100 degrees that particular day for many hours.

That was on a Saturday so Monday I called the clinic and was told that it should be okay????????

Then I was told that "maybe" I could get it replaced on my next visit. I'm not going to use it so what a waste of money. 6 vials.

I'll get my personal Dr. to write a prescription if needed and I'll buy it.

I'd have called the VA Pharmacy!






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