Consumers will save money MOST of the time when they order their medicine through mail from firms like Medco.
However, Steve from Connecticut is one of many who got burnt from these automatic refills as Lipitor became a generic drug today and is now available for a few pennies each instead of dollars.
“I just got off the phone with Medco my RX provider. They have a helpful feature called “Worry Free” refills. The idea is that they ship you refills automatically so you don’t have to worry. Well they shipped me my RX for lipitor 2 weeks before it goes generic so I end up paying full price,” Steve wrote me.
“Of course they emailed me on Saturday the 19th & shipped it on Monday the 21st I wasn’t home to get the email. I talked to a Rep & a Supervisor they refuse to give me a break… I wonder how many other people got bagged on this?” I wonder also.
Lipitor is taken by almost 9 million Americans to reduce their high cholesterol.
FOX news has a good story explaining more insurance issues with Lipitor.