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My daughter's dermatologist has prescribed a very
expensive drug (Periostat), which our insurance company
doesn't cover for treatment of acne. The doctor suggested
we buy it from Canada, but she didn't have any leads on
how to do this. Does anyone know a particular source in
Canada with their contact information?
Check out the websites for the states of Minnesota and
Wisconsin - on them you will find information about several
Canadian internet pharmacies that are reputable. One is at
two others you can find through those
states' websites. I don't have any personal experience with
I have purchased drugs online from Canada at reduced prices.
The web site is www.crossborderpharmacy.com. You need to fax a
prescription, and then they mail the medication to you
directly. It is very easy and the selection of drugs available
is large. I also uncerstand that you can take a prescription
with you, have filled and bring medication back if you plan to
be in Canada. Additionally, you can purchase drugs from New
Zealand at email@example.com or 1-877-271-6591, but I
do not have personal experience with them.
I was wondering: does anyone know which drugstores around here
are open 24 hours, 7 days a week? We recently needed some
liquid benedryl at midnight this weekend, and our local Safeway
was out of stock. I'd like to have more options next time.
Walgreen's at 51st and Telegraph.
When I had mastitas in the middle of the night the only place I
found was Walgreens on 51st and Telegraph. They filled a
physician called in prescription in the wee morning hours. I
would call first and see if you can buy over the counter meds in
those late hours.
The Walgreen's Pharmacy at 51st and Telegraph in Oakland is open
24-7. It's proximity to Oakland Children's Hospital makes it very
convenient. They have a drive-through window for prescriptions.
Most hospitals (probably all) have a 24-hour pharmacy. Beyond
that I've just spent some time looking on the Longs and Walgreens
sites and as far as I can tell your only 24 hour pharmacy is the
Walgreen's at 5055 Telegraph. It also has a drive through. There is
also one in San Leandro. I also noticed that there was a drive through
pharmacy at the Albertson's in El Cerritto Plaza.
If you are looking just for OTC stuff, the Albertson's in Montclair
is 24 hours. If you are looking for a "fairly late" pharmacy, the
Longs at 5100 Broadway is until 10pm, the store until midnight.
Wanted, fair and honest pharmacy in the Berkeley/North Oakland/Albany area.
I've been using Long's Drugs in Berkeley on Shattuck for many years, but
they are getting out of hand in overcharging on co-pays, and splitting
up so that I end paying twice as much in copays for a given set of pills.
I doubt my insurance company is seeing all of this money.
Can anyone recommend a pharmacy in Berkeley or the surrounding areas which
does not indulge in this sort of price gouging? Thanks.
We've had good luck with the Solano Avenue Pharmacy (1395 Solano, 2 blocks
west of Santa Fe, 524-5881). The staff is friendly, the service prompt, and
we've never been overcharged! Greg
You might try some of the online pharmacies. I've had particularly
good luck with www.drugstore.com and planetrx.com. It's absolutely
no help, of course in the instance of an emergency prescription, but
quite helpful in terms of ongoing prescriptions.
I heartily recommend Thousand Oaks Pharmacy at the top of Solano (across
from the Oaks Theatre). Owned by the Totah family, longtime Berkeleyites,
neighborly, friendly, helpful, courteous, kind, honest, etc. And its not a
chain!!! Open until 6:30 weekdays, to 6:00 on Saturday, closed Sunday.
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