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    Does anyone have any experience with this? My insurance will stop covering Premarin as of the first of the year. It is $77.10 per month here. That is the cheapest I can find after checking with different pharmacies. I can order it from Canada for $37.00 (this is for 84 rather 90), still cheaper. I have zero experience with all this and above all want the drug to be safe. I think they get this from the Uk and it might be shipped from the UK. I do not think after looking at a number of websites that it comes from Canada, but they get it for you.

    Anyone got any thoughts?

    Thankis
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    Hi Virginia,
    I haven't had any experience with drugs from Canada but I did find this article that might be useful even though it's a year old:

    http://news.consumerreports.org/heal...t-so-fast.html

    If you look around at other articles about drugs, there are real concerns even about FDA-approved US drugs. It looks as if we have to be very, very careful when it comes to drugs we're taking.
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    Thanks Agate for link. I think I am going to have to pay full price. I feel it is too risky to get it any other way than from our pharmacy here. Most pharmacies sell a 90 day supply of the drug for about $98 to $99. By shopping around I will be able to get it for $77.10 for ninety days. It is really rediculous when you consider how long the drug has been around, I have personally been on it since early 80s. I would have thought it would have been cheeper than this.
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    There are drug payment assistance programs out there, but you probably have looked into those already. If not, you could checked the Useful Websites thread on this board--specifically, this link:

    http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow...ney_on.19.aspx

    And if you go to the Premarin Website and scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll find something about help with paying for Pfizer medicines:

    http://www.premarin.com/

    Hope this leads to something useful.
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    Thanks Agate, I'll check the web site, however I really don't think that I would be eligible for any help.
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    It wouldn't hurt to ask around. If you don't ask, you'll never know. Sometimes aid turns up in places where you wouldn't expect it.
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    Look into http://www.rxrights.org and, when comfortable with the process,
    http://www.pharmacychecker.com

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    Thanks Linniec and Agate I will check these sites just to be certain that I am straight on everything.
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    Also check
    http://www.cipa.com
    which stands for Canadian International Pharmacy Association.

    Linnie

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    Thanks for the help. If the drugs were coming straight from Canada it might be different, but to come from UK to only God knows where - I am not feeling too
    good about this, so I have decided I will try to just bare the extra burden of paying as long as I can.

    Agate, no help for me that I can find.

    Thanks Linniec for pointing me to the places to check this out.
    Virginia

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