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You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

As anyone with diabetes can tell you, managing the disease with insulin usually means regular checkups at the doctor's office to fine-tune the dosage, monitor blood-sugar levels and check for complications. But here's a little known fact: Some forms of insulin can be bought without a prescription. Carmen Smith did that for six years when she didn't have health insurance and didn't have a primary care doctor. She bought her insulin without a prescription at Wal-Mart. "It's not like we go in our trench coat and a top hat, saying, 'Uh I need the insulin,' " says Smith, who lives in Cleveland. "The clerks usually don't know it's a big secret. They'll just go, 'Do we sell over-the-counter insulin?' " Once the pharmacist says yes, the clerk just goes to get it, Smith says. "And you purchase it and go about your business." But it's still a pretty uncommon purchase. Smith didn't learn from a doctor that she could buy insulin that way. In fact, many doctors don't know it's possible. When she no longer had insurance to help pay for doctors' appointments or medicine, Smith happened to ask at Wal-Mart if she could get vials of the medicine without a prescription. To figure out the dose, she just used the same amount a doctor had given her years before. It was a way to survive, she says, but no way to live. It was horrible when she didn't get the size of the dose or the timing quite right. "It's a quick high and then, it's a down," Smith says. "The down part is, you feel icky. You feel lifeless. You feel pain. And the cramps are so intense — till you can't walk, you can't sit, you can't stand." Smith says her guesswork put her in the emergency room a handful of times over the years. The availability of insulin over the counter presents a real conundrum. As Smith's experience shows Continue reading >>

Woman Stuck By Used Syringe, Possible Hiv

Woman Stuck By Used Syringe, Possible Hiv

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- A Monroe County mother's simple trip to Wal-Mart to buy her son's birthday present ends in horror. Mary Crawford bought children's sweatpants and later found a used insulin syringe in the pocket. "And I pulled out a dirty syringe." Mary Crawford stopped at Wal-Mart Thursday morning after dropping her kids off at school. Her plan was to finish shopping for her son's birthday party. "I had bought a pair of kid's Mossy Oak, camouflage sweatpants," Crawford said. Crawford told WBKO she brought the pants home and put them in a gift bag. "Whenever I pushed down on the pants to make more room for things, I got poked. I drew back, you know, I had a little stick on me. And I was like, well I thought maybe it was a tag or something." Crawford was wondering what it was that stuck her hand, and when she reached back in the pocket, she pulled out a dirty syringe. Because there is blood in the insulin syringe, Crawford has to live her life like she has Hepatitis or HIV. "I had to be tested for HIV and Hepatitis and a drug screening. I have to go back from that in 30 days and be tested again, and again in 6 months from that 30 days." Crawford says they do not know if the blood in the syringe contained drugs or diseases. Crawford says she was told by police there is nothing they can do right now, because it is not Wal-Mart's fault the needle was placed there. She says even if they don't find who is responsible, she wants this to be a lesson for everyone. "It could happen to anybody, anywhere. It's not necessarily just at Wal-Mart. " Crawford says through at least these next 7 months, she cannot share anything with her husband or children. "I'm mad at who ever done this, but at the same time, I feel like I should pray for those people because obviously they Continue reading >>

Relion Insulin And Other Products At Walmart

Relion Insulin And Other Products At Walmart

Having diabetes can be very expensive, which is why the most recent announcement from Walmart will come as welcome news: In an effort to save people with diabetes up to $60 million a year, the retailer has just introduced the low-cost ReliOn Prime meter and test strips to its ReliOn family of products. The meter will cost $16.24, while the strips will cost $9 for a 50-count package, coming out to 18 cents a test. Additional ReliOn products, such as lancets, syringes, and gloves, will see price reductions, while insulin products will be offered at the price of $24.88 a bottle. “We’ve worked closely with our suppliers and found a way to significantly reduce the cost of diabetes products for all of our customers, whether they have insurance or not, so they can better manage their disease,” noted John Agwunobi, MD, president of Walmart US Health and Wellness. For more information, click here. This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell. Continue reading >>

Diabetic Denied Syringes At Walmart Pharmacy Calls 12

Diabetic Denied Syringes At Walmart Pharmacy Calls 12

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A diabetic trying to buy syringes says a trip to the Brook Road Walmart turned into a nightmare that nearly jeopardized his life. Jacob Fleming says the pharmacist made assumptions about him and refused to sell him syringes he needed for insulin. NBC 12 On Your Side talked with both sides of the complaint. Fleming believes Walmart discriminated against him. Walmart corporate says its pharmacist could not verify the needles were for a legitimate purpose. You don't need a prescription to purchase syringes over-the-counter in Virginia, but you do have to show a history of your insulin dependency. "I showed him all of my vials," said Fleming. "I showed him my other prescriptions, my lisinopril. Did he ask for them? No, I just showed him to let him know, because all those things are associated with diabetes." Fleming says he was led to believe he was being taken care of, only to be denied after waiting twenty minutes. "I could have went into a coma or died. Really. It's that serious. I knew how my body was reacting, and I said all I need to do is just get some insulin," said Fleming. "Basically my legs, my thighs, my muscles were starting to tighten up. I was beginning to have acid reflux, which is a sign of ketoacidosis." Virginia law gives pharmacists leeway to make a professional call and deny over-the-counter sale of syringes, but Jacob thinks this particular pharmacist overstepped his authority and misjudged him based on persistent problems in the neighborhood. "He's saying, 'is this another guy in my area just trying to get needles to do drugs?' Yes, I had everything. I have a list of papers showing that I'm diabetic, and it's like the good people being punished for the bad people." After a week of reaching out to Walmart for its assessment of wha Continue reading >>

Pharmacists Or Quiet Killers?

Pharmacists Or Quiet Killers?

Recently a very bad thing has started happening in rural areas of the US. There has been an upsurge in the number of new cases of HIV and Hepatitis C. HIV is usually spread by sexual contact. Hepatitis C is usually spread by sharing needles between drug users. The odd thing about this newest outbreak is that both diseases are being spread by sharing dirty needles. I have read that there has been a huge increase in the use of heroin in the rural US. I have also read that until recently the drug of choice in the rural US has been meth. Meth is pretty easy to make, cheap, and gives a good high. Out in the boonies where everyone has an old shed that is a long way from neighbors or major roads, cooking meth is easy to do without getting caught. Because it has horrible health effects, no one in their right mind would want to use meth. And, authorities have been cracking down on it in many different ways. I have pretty nasty sinus problems so I know how hard it is to get pseudoephedrine at a pharmacy these days in Texas. You have to ask for it over the counter, show ID, your ID is logged, and then you can over pay for pseudoephedrine. Used to be that people cooking meth would just steal pseudoephedrine off the shelves and go off to do their dirty deed. Much harder to get the basic materials. Hey! Making it hard to get the materials makes it hard to make the stuff. I have read and seen TV reports that say that most of the meth in Texas now comes across the border. And, of course, the availability has gone down and the price has gone up. Capitalism works! On the other hand the war in Afghanistan seems to have had an unintended consequence. The poppy fields are alive and doing very well. No one is burning them down or killing the farmers. I'm sure the farmers are very happy about Continue reading >>

How To Get Insulin At A Cheaper Price

How To Get Insulin At A Cheaper Price

Insulin can be expensive. If you’re one of the 6 million Americans with diabetes relying on this main-stay treatment, you could be paying out-of-pocket costs anywhere from $120 to $400 per month, according to a 2015 New England Journal of Medicine commentary. Drugs such as Lantus (insulin glargine) and Levemir (insulin detemir) have seen significant cost increases, according to a recent trend report by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts. One reason for the high prices is the lack of generic options for insulin. So for now, you’re stuck having to search around to find affordable options. Where do you shop for more affordable insulin? For some people though, high drug costs can mean making difficult financial choices. Our national polls show people might cut back on groceries and paying bills to pay for their medications. To minimize your costs, consider these options: Prescription Assistance Programs If you don’t have health insurance or are without drug coverage, look into applying for a patient assistance program (PAP). Through the nonprofit NeedyMeds, you can find some programs that offer free or low-cost insulin as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Those are usually based on your insurance status, income, and diagnosis. You might also qualify for a diagnosis-specific program that can help you save on syringes, pumps, and other diabetes supplies. Pharmacists are also a great resource and can help you find a PAP that meets your financial needs. Switch Drugs Another way to save is by asking your doctor whether there’s a lower-priced insulin that’s right for you. While “long-acting” is a more popular type of insulin, it's also more expensive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it works better. “It’s mostly a marketing ploy,” says M Continue reading >>

Free Insulin Syringe/needle Discount Coupon

Free Insulin Syringe/needle Discount Coupon

Print your free Insulin Syringe/Needle coupon below and bring it into any of our 68,000 participating pharmacies including: Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Kroger, Kmart Pharmacy, and Safeway. This Insulin Syringe/Needle coupon can help you save up to 90% on your medication costs! This pharmacy coupon is pre-activated, can be used immediately, and has no membership fees. Our Patient Assistance Program is completely free and open to everyone. Continue reading >>

Relion Insulin: Everything You Need To Know

Relion Insulin: Everything You Need To Know

For my patients who have no insurance, ReliOn products at Walmart are a lifesaver. In North Carolina, we never funded Medicaid expansion. Some people could receive Obamacare through the federal marketplace, but others were left in the gap where it was too costly for them. The tax penalty was less, so they took the penalty instead of buying coverage. For those with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in the no insurance gap, for those in the “Medicare donut hole,” and for those in disaster situations, ReliOn insulin is available at a very affordable cost. If you want insulin at a cheaper cost, it is important to be aware of some of the differences between ReliOn insulin and name brand insulins. Renee’s story Renee had Type 1 Diabetes, and couldn’t afford her insurance coverage here in North Carolina. After running her insurance cost numbers on the Federal Marketplace, she would have to pay $300 per month for catastrophic coverage that wouldn’t even cover her diabetes medications. Her husband had lost his job, and she worked at a grocery store, where she didn’t make a living wage, or have any insurance benefits. She came in crying. She needed help, because she had lost her insurance coverage, and she was about to run out of her insulin. She was afraid of what might happen to her, and what might happen to her little boy, if she ran out of her insulin. We referred her to a social worker who could help her with needed resources, and see if she could qualify for Medicaid, or start social security disability determination so she could get insurance when determined disabled. In the meantime, we spoke with her doctor, and he gave us conversion doses for Renee to switch to the ReliOn brand of insulins at Walmart. She had to take a combination of ReliOn Humulin N injections twi Continue reading >>

Tips To Use Diabetic Syringes Walmart

Tips To Use Diabetic Syringes Walmart

Many people with diabetes need to inject themselves with insulin because their body doesn’t make enough insulin. You can inject insulin yourself without professional healthcare’s help. To inject insulin, you need syringes and needle pen or usually called as diabetic syringes walmart. Diabetic syringes play a role in reducing pain from injection. A good diabetic syringe and proper injection technique are important to reduce discomfort. You can buy best diabetic syringe on walmart. Before inject insulin or another medication for your diabetes, keep these things on your mind: Injection should consistently enter the fat underneath the skin and avoid the muscle. Common injection site location usually on stomach, buttocks, thigh, and upper arm. You can rotate the sites location to reduce the risk of lypodystrophy (lump of fat that develop under the skin from injecting in the same spot repeatedly). Use the best diabetic syringes. Choose the needle by the thickness (gauge) and the length. Reused needle doesn’t enter the skin as easily as cleanly because it has become dulled by use. That’s why you should use pen needles and syringes only once. Diabetic Syringes Walmart Walmart pharmacy is one of store that sells diabetic syringes. If nearby your house there is no drug store, you can buy diabetic syringes through online store (walmart.com). Some pharmacies sell syringes without prescription. However its better for you to prepare the identity card or medicalert before buy the syringes. On walmart you will find many kinds of diabetic syringes. There are the examples: Reli-On Pen Needles. Sterile, single-use pen needles. 6-bevel needle for a smoother injection. Thin wall technology for a faster flux of medication. Clicks on for a fast and easy needle change. Special silicone Continue reading >>

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