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Old 09-12-2019, 05:39 AM   #21
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Then I could be assured the drugs I buy are legit, and not powdered gypsum.
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Snorting powdered gypsum could be a real buzzkill.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:57 AM   #22
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"A study from 2012 found that fake Viagra from Hong Kong, USA, UK, Canada, China, and India contained at least one of the following: talcum powder, commercial paint, printer ink, drywall, amphetamines, diabetes drugs, even a powerful antifungal medication called metronidazole. And that list doesn’t include the unidentified material.

Lest you think this is a case of what-you-don't-know-can’t-hurt-you, think again. In 2008, 149 men and one woman presented to five different emergency rooms in Singapore with extremely low blood pressure. Seven remained in comas, and four died. The outbreak was traced to the use of counterfeit Cialis and three natural remedies (Power 1 Walnut, Santi Bovine Penis Erecting Capsule, and Zhong Hua Niu Bian). It turned out that the fake Cialis and the herbal remedies had all been contaminated with a medication called glyburide, which is given to diabetics to lower high sugar. It’s not known to help erectile function, and to people without diabetes it can be deadly."


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Old 09-12-2019, 09:10 AM   #23
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The outbreak was traced to the use of Santi Bovine Penis Erecting Capsule.
Bovine Penis Erecting Capsules would make for quite an infomercial.
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Advair 250/50 60 doses. there is also a generic, but don't know the name off hand. thanks do you know if prescription point pharmacy is legit or not? they look good on the website and have good ratings.
About 6 months ago, Mylan released a generic version - the name is Wixela Inhub. Prior to this, there was no generic Advair in the US (thanks to FDA).

Mylan Launches Wixela™ Inhub™ (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder, USP), the First Generic of ADVAIR DISKUS® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder), at a List Price 70% Less than the Brand - Feb 12, 2019

GoodRx/WellRx give a price of about $150 for the 60 dose package.

We use a Canadian pharmacy specifically for Advair (inhaler, not diskus). We've dealt with this for years where we had enormous copays. We were very willing to pay for a generic, but it didn't exist in US. We finally did a lot of research and for the past few years have been purchasing the brand name from NorthwestPharmacy.com. We've been paying $280 for a three pack of the 250/50 120 doses. It ships from Singapore. I did a lot of research and tracked it down to a GSK manufacturing facility somewhere in Asia, so was quite confident it was the real thing. Wife has been using it the past few years and it's been fine. The last time I checked, in US the same was $1000+ even using WellRx and GoodRx. They also carry the traditional overseas generic version, though their price has actually been a few dollars more than the brand name the past year or so (for the inhaler).

Though $150 for 60 doses 250/50 diskus is better than what brand name Advair will cost you in the US, you may still want to investigate purchasing through a Canadian pharmacy. I checked NorthwestPharmacy for the 60 dose brand name 250/50 Advair Diskus and they are charging $77. For the generic, they are charging $60.

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I checked with local Costco and the 250/50 60 dose pack was $87 USD. (CAD 116) That is the brand name. They do not stock the generic version.
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I checked with local Costco and the 250/50 60 dose pack was $87 USD. (CAD 116) That is the brand name. They do not stock the generic version.
did you have a prescription, use insurance or just ask for the cash price? I usually can't get any kind of a discount at pharmacies unless I have an insurance or discount card of some kind. Maybe the goodrx works at costco.
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did you have a prescription, use insurance or just ask for the cash price? I usually can't get any kind of a discount at pharmacies unless I have an insurance or discount card of some kind. Maybe the goodrx works at costco.
A prescription is required for Advair no matter where you get it, brand name or generic. If you can get it somewhere without a prescription, then you should immediately be suspect of the seller and the product.
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I just called and asked for the cash price. Yes it is a prescription med in Canada.
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did you have a prescription, use insurance or just ask for the cash price? I usually can't get any kind of a discount at pharmacies unless I have an insurance or discount card of some kind. Maybe the goodrx works at costco.
It works at Costco in IL, but only if you buy something not covered by your insurance (at least for us).
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I checked with local Costco and the 250/50 60 dose pack was $87 USD. (CAD 116) That is the brand name. They do not stock the generic version.
Yes $348 for a 3-month supply (twice a day) is the most expensive drug.
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Advair 250/50 60 doses. there is also a generic, but don't know the name off hand. thanks do you know if prescription point pharmacy is legit or not? they look good on the website and have good ratings.
Wixela Inhub is the new generic of Advair. It is still quite expensive though if you don't have an insurance plan for prescriptions. I switched from Advair to Wixela in February. Because it is a generic I have a $2 copay for a 90 day supply.
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About 6 months ago, Mylan released a generic version - the name is Wixela Inhub. Prior to this, there was no generic Advair in the US (thanks to FDA).
Why are you blaming the FDA? And what for?
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[QUOTE=Golden sunsets;2299468]Wixela Inhub is the new generic of Advair. It is still quite expensive though if you don't have an insurance plan for prescriptions. I switched from Advair to Wixela in February. Because it is a generic I have a $2 copay for a 90 day supply.[/ are you on Medicare Part D or some other drug insurance
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