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billb7581
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Registered on: ‎11-27-2012

Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.

Not shilling for Shop Rite.. just wanted to make people aware of this program.

 

 

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http://www.shoprite.com/in-our-store/pharmacy/

 

 

Dx 11/25/2012
FBG 265
A1c 10.8
Metformin 1000mg
Walk daily basic compound lifts 2-3 times a week.
A1c 2/7/13 6.3
A1c 8/9/13 5.7

Currently in the 95-120 range fasted
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gimdaz
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Re: Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.

Wish there was one in my area. I know a few people that could use the free meds.

 

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Spookiesmom
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Re: Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.

Publix does free met and lisinopril.
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George_M
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Registered on: ‎11-16-2012

Re: Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.

This is a nice program, and hopefully works out well for them.  I did notice they will only fill 30 days worth at a time, I guess I don't blame them, they want you to come into the store often, chances are you'll buy something while you are picking up the free Metformin.  I know I would.  Suggestion: if anybody is taking advantage of this, ask at customer service to see the manager on duty, tell him you appreciate this program.  It would be nice to have a shopping cart with some stuff in it at the time.

George

Diagnosed T2 9/12/12, A1C 10.1
Metformin 500 mg. 1 x daily since 9/17/2012
A1C 12/13/2012 5.6
A1C 3/15/2013 5.4
A1C 11/29/2013 5.5
Weight at diagnosis 9/12/2012 288
Weight 10/01/2013 187
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billb7581
Total Posts: 470
Registered on: ‎11-27-2012

Re: Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.

True they only fill 30 days at a time.   My dr wrote 90 days worth with 1 refill, they just dole it out 30 days at a time,  I'm not complaining since it is free LOL.

Dx 11/25/2012
FBG 265
A1c 10.8
Metformin 1000mg
Walk daily basic compound lifts 2-3 times a week.
A1c 2/7/13 6.3
A1c 8/9/13 5.7

Currently in the 95-120 range fasted
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dw8888
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Registered on: ‎06-23-2012

Re: Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.

However...my dosage is 2000mg daily they only would fill 1000mg free, the balance I would have to pay 5 or 10 dollars total.   It turns out, that its the same cost as my plans Coplay @ 90 days supply.  So I stayed with my plan.  This is really a super deal for someone without coverage!    I am from NY suburbia so I believe it is all shoprites that have pharmacies.     

Dennis
T2 25yrs and DIABETIC STRONG!
Metformin 2000, Levemir, Humalog mdi
A1c 7.1 @ 11/11, 6.6 @ 3/12 , 5.6@ 6/12
5.2 @9/12, 5.3@1/13,5.3@4/13,5.5@7/13,5.7@10/13,5.6@12/13, 5.6@2/14,
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stxsheila
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Registered on: ‎08-09-2010

Re: Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.

Meijer stores in the midwest also have free Metformin. You get a full bottle of 100 pills at a time.

Sheila
Diagnosed 9/09 BG 245 A1C of 11.1
Jan '14 A1C 5.9
500md Metformin ER, Glipizide XL 2.5mg
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billb7581
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Registered on: ‎11-27-2012

Re: Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.


dw8888 wrote:

However...my dosage is 2000mg daily they only would fill 1000mg free, the balance I would have to pay 5 or 10 dollars total.   It turns out, that its the same cost as my plans Coplay @ 90 days supply.  So I stayed with my plan.  This is really a super deal for someone without coverage!    I am from NY suburbia so I believe it is all shoprites that have pharmacies.     


Depends on how it is dispensed... 500mg tabs they will only dispense 60   1000 mg tabs they will still dispense 60.

 

http://www.shoprite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/SRFreeDiabetesMedicationList06.06.10.pdf

Dx 11/25/2012
FBG 265
A1c 10.8
Metformin 1000mg
Walk daily basic compound lifts 2-3 times a week.
A1c 2/7/13 6.3
A1c 8/9/13 5.7

Currently in the 95-120 range fasted
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LeadSinger
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Re: Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.

It's good PR, but virtually all national & chain pharmacies have the generic drug programs with 30 day scrips for $4 and 90 days for $10.

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George_M
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Registered on: ‎11-16-2012

Re: Philadelphia Metro area, Shop Rite Pharmacy fills Metformin and some other Diabetes meds free.


LeadSinger wrote:

It's good PR, but virtually all national & chain pharmacies have the generic drug programs with 30 day scrips for $4 and 90 days for $10.


True, but at Walgreens, you have to join some kind of discount drug club that Walgreens runs, and our beloved Federal government (the ones that are supposed to be "for the people", right?) have passed a law that Walgreens cannot let people on Medicare join the club.  So if I get my generic prescriptions filled at Walgreens, it has to be submitted to my part D prescription drug plan for them to pay on it, and my copay is more than the $4 that would be the total cost if I could join the plan.  A lot of diabetics are on Medicare, as far as I know this law excludes them from the Walgreens program whether they can afford pard D coverage or not.  I don't know the situation at other national pharmacies.  Thankfully, Walmart has a generic drug program that you don't need to join a club to use, the generic list is smaller than the list at Walgreens, but Metformin is on it.

George

Diagnosed T2 9/12/12, A1C 10.1
Metformin 500 mg. 1 x daily since 9/17/2012
A1C 12/13/2012 5.6
A1C 3/15/2013 5.4
A1C 11/29/2013 5.5
Weight at diagnosis 9/12/2012 288
Weight 10/01/2013 187