Some of these OTC therapies are not inexpensive. Prilosic, Zyrtec, Allegra, etc....if you take more then one, you can easily spend $400 a year for something you need for quality of life & health...
You do know that MEDICAID pays for Tylenol don't you? Flintstone chewables are on that list also...so are many over the counter drugs like ear wax removal drops and creams for diaper rash.
Pharmacies have generic zyrtec, allegra, etc on hand so those in the industry can help others get that tax benefit of HSAs and of course fill scripts for Medicaid patients for zero co-payment.
I would like to add that in many cases doctors write an Rx for something that is over the counter, just to make sure the patient gets the medication. Folic acid, B-12, Vit D, Mag-Ox, and even low dose aspirin. You see this most often with children & older patients. Often the 30 day supply is lower then their normal co-payment so it works out well.
Don't ask me how I know this, it's top secret. :)
Last edited by RobJohnson; 03-11-2011 at 06:51 AM.
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