Dec 20, 2012 - 1:13 am
I went to Target to fill my script for Fentanyl patch. My co-pay has been $50 for 10 generic patches. The female pharmacist pulled me aside and asked if there was a reason why I was getting the generic. I said no. She said that my insurance has always had an agreement with the brand name and the co-pay is only $10 dollars! I asked why I was not informed of this by the previous pharmacists, she couldn't reply.
I use 3 different pharmacies, depending on who has the patches in stock, Rite-aid, Walgreen's, or Target. No one has ever told me this. She also said that the same goes for my thyroid meds, which I have been paying $30. for, that one I asked at Walgreen's when it went to $30, and the pharmacist told me the ins co raised the co-pay. The brand name is still $10.
Just thought I would inform everyone to ask the co-pay on generic and brand, or call your insurance company and find out what the co-pays are. In the last 12 months, I put out $450. more than I needed to. She said that the pharmacists know this because when they put it in the computer it will inform them.
This means I paid out $930 more than I needed to this year on just 3 of the many meds I am on.