Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Netflix redux and RXtortionist update

The battle goes on. My first real blogpost (blost) tackles my adventure in defying RXtortionists by purchasting prescription meds in Canada. I promised to keep readers updated. Well, my first Canadageneric.com shipment of two prescription drugs arrived Tuesday, one name brand and the other a generic, altogether costing me $800 less than the same meds in the U.S. The parcel included my complete order and arrived within the time frame advertised -- less than three weeks from receipt of my order. And per the packaging, the meds are exactly what I ordered, shipped through a UK distributor. Packaging, of course, is different and far less wasteful than for drugs purchased in this country. Both meds were packaged in modern Asian countries, though not China. And as Murray reminded me, all companies have to be approved by the Canadian equivalent of the FDA and furthermore, we have no idea where many of the drugs we buy locally are manufactured. As I said in my first blost, Canadageneric.com requires prescriptions, and I was informed the company verifies all RX orders with the prescribing physician(s). I cannot attest to anything else about Canadageneric.com except the company meets every point on AARP's checklist for evaluating Canadian pharmacies -- and overall, the prices are the best of any dotcoms I researched. So -- my next order is almost ready to go, -- two RX meds available in generic form elsewhere but not in the United States. My cost here would be about $700 compared to $200 through Canadageneric. At this point it is much cheaper for me to go Canadian than try to max out the end of the donut hole in Medicare Part D. If you want to email me any questions about my experience that I haven't answered, feel free to contact me by email or leave a question in the comment section below this blost. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now for the fun. Here are a few more classic film lines you sent along (and an obscure one I couldn't find online from journalist Marybeth Beechen). Thanks to daughter Sarah Gross, retired physician (too bad for me) Jim Goldstone, attorney Kimberly Hartoonian, public relations specialist Nicole Castagna, newspaper editor Kimberley Mathisen. Answers, as in who said what to whom in what movie will be posted sometime Friday. 37. You can't handle the truth. 38. Heeeere's Johnny. 39. I want to say one world to you. Just one word ... Plastics. 40. Don't get officious. You're not yourself when you're officious. That is the curse of a government job. 41. We are not groupies. We are here because of the music. We inspire the music. We are Band Aids. 42. Time marches on and sooner or later you realize it is marchin' across your face. 43. I'm very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this evening's over. 44. God damn it. Look, just because we're bereaved, that doesn't make us saps. And ... 45. Did he say Mrs. Gruffydds-Williams, Mrs. Gruffydds-Williams?


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As a longtime newspaperwoman who left the business to freelance, I want to keep in touch with the world. This is my place to reach out with words.