6 month Supply of Medicine

Fall 2013 CSANews Issue 88  |   Posted date : Oct 10, 2013.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Dear Bird Talk,

I am a member of the PSHCP and encountered the same problem as Wayne Hays, Barry's Bay ON, regarding acquiring a six-month supply of medicine versus three months.

Solution ‒ I called my medical benefits provider and explained my needs. I also asked them how they expected me to acquire sufficient medicine to see me through a six-month stay in the U.S., as shipping drugs cross-border was illegal?

There was no argument and the solution was simple.

Call ahead (they suggested a 30-day lead before departure) and they would remove the computer stop, thus allowing my pharmacist to fill my doctor’s subscription authorizing a six-month supply.

Hope this helps others!

Tom Byrne
Fernie, BC

Response:
Another excellent solution to the “drug” problem. This is very common – because the computer says so…we can’t do that. Tom found someone to “fix” the computer.

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