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Thu Jun 6, 2024, 09:13 PM Jun 6

Using goodrx coupons for controlled substances?

So....... I'm at war with my pharmacy. take a controlled substance med. because medicare part D coverage stinks, for years i have gotten 90 day refilled of my med using a GoodRX coupon. never any trouble. NOW, they are insisting that not only can I not use the coupon, i can't get a 90 day refill.

They said if you have medicare part D it is ILLEGAL not to use it, if you have it, and use a coupon instead, and the part D will only pay for 30 days at a time. They said this is a "new law" that went into effect for controlled substances.

I can't find ANY reference to any such new law online. Has anyone else encountered this and heard of this? Every time i pick up a controlled substance prescription they swipe my ID through a state database to make sure i'm not picking it up from multiple places with multiple prescriptions. THAT has always been how they ensure i'm not getting more than the quantity allowed to me. So WHY does it make ANY difference HOW I pay for it? The goal of controlled substance laws is to stop pill seeking which is done by limiting the quantity you can buy. Controlling HOW you pay for it means NOTHING.


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Using goodrx coupons for controlled substances? (Original Post) Takket Jun 6 OP
Found this at the Good RX website dflprincess Jun 6 #1
That doesn't sound right. Elessar Zappa Jun 7 #2


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1. Found this at the Good RX website
Thu Jun 6, 2024, 09:25 PM
Jun 6

You can't combine your insurance with a Good RX discount, but you can use Good Rx.


Can I use GoodRx if I have insurance or medicare?
Yes! Even if you have health insurance or Medicare, GoodRx can still help you control your prescription drug costs and find prices that are lower than your typical co-pay.

You can use a GoodRx discount instead of your prescription insurance or Medicare if the cost is lower. However, GoodRx cannot be combined with your insurance or any federal or state-funded program such as Medicare or Medicaid. GoodRx is not insurance.

If you choose to use a GoodRx coupon or your GoodRx Gold membership, it’s important to ask the pharmacist not to run your prescription through your insurance or Medicare.

Another note sounded like they can fill for 90 days if that's how the prescription is written.
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