Excellent Prices, Very Good Service, High Quality Prescriptions, BlueSkyDrugs.com
Apr 27, 2009 (Updated Apr 27, 2009)
BlueSkyDrugs.com, simply value for personal prescription drug needs. Why would I ever try an on-line drug company? You know, all the "spam" we receive about pharmacies and on-line drugs, why in the world would anyone try BlueSkyDrugs.com? First, I will give you the "WHY". Why would I try an online pharmacy?
After years of having a "Cadillac" health benefits program, including an excellent drug program, I found myself downsized with minimal benefits. Fortunately, I found employment again, nearly immediately but the benefits were basically, high deductible, with no prescription benefits until the high HSA deductible was met. As for the "WHAT", here were the prescriptions I needed filled:
20 mg Paroxetine
250 mg Terbinafine
50mcg Fluticasone Spray
10 mg Uroxatrol
30 mg Prevacid
With my rebates, coupons, super savers, and co-pays with my insurance, I paid under $100 a month for all five drugs combined. I went to my regular drug store, Walgreen's, and asked for the retail prices and I was floored.
In no particular order via our local drugstore chains,
Uroxatrol was $394 for a 90 day supply
Prevacid was $603 for a 90 day supply
Paroxetine was $220 for a 90 day supply
Terbefine was $514 for a 90 day supply
It was time to shop. Here is the "HOW" to reduce my prices: Our local Wal-Mart and Target both had special savings for generics and I took my prescriptions to both. The best prices were for Paroxetine, Fluticasone, and Terbefine, where I could get three month generic supply for $24 each. I booked those in a heartbeat. However the "name brand" Prevacid and Uroxatrol, no generics were available at the store and the prices were the same as l listed. I was looking for an alternative to a $300 a month pharmacy bill.
Here is the "WHERE" and the "WHO" for my story. Our state government allows Canadian drug companies to bid on business and be available to save money. That is where I started with CanadaDrugs.com. From there, I did searches, and found on many reviews and websites, high ratings for BlueSkyDrugs.com. I compared their prices with CanadaDrugs.com and since I was using the prescriptions for personal use, I thought there would be no problems, and I was right. BlueSkyDrugs.com has exceeded my expectations.
Why BlueSkyDrugs.com? They have both a Canadian and American address for one. Various rating services ranked them 4 and 5 stars. They dispense via a licensed pharmacy and via a secure financial site. I faxed my prescriptions to them and received a call back, verifying the information. I had to set up a simple account, which I have used whenever I needed a refill. All information is verified and confidential. With Blue Sky, I enjoy the advantage of purchasing quality brand and generic medications from the world's leading suppliers all shipped safely and securely right to their front door.
Positives so far:
* A minimal $10 per order shipping. My shipping is priority from Zurich, Switzerland! As promised, it is received within 15 business days.
* All information about the drugs is included in packaging
* Generic equivalents are available for certain brand names
* No extra for dispensing, reviews, or refills
* Online ordering, along with mail, phone and fax
* 800 number available for customer service issues
* Licensed by the Florida Board of Pharmacy
* Ship to Canada, UK, USA, Singapore, and Turkey
* Over 500 prescription drugs
* Over-the-Counter options are available
* Follow up phone calls for verification
So far, I have saved hundreds of dollars on my prescriptions. Savings for one brand name prescription is $330 over the regular drug store price. The other brand name, I save nearly $400 off of the regular price down the street. Why are the drug prices so cheap compared to our local chain drug store? The Canadian government regulates the cost of prescription drugs, keeping prices low. The Canadian government also allows generic drug companies to manufacture generic equivalents a lot sooner than in the US. The Canadian Dollar is weak in comparison to the UK Pound, the Euro and the US Dollar.
Are the drugs safe? The products BlueSky supply are from Pharma companies that have presence across the world selling to US. They maintain exceptionally high standards, a rigorous approval system and very strict requirements for the manufacturing and sale of brand and generic medications. Many of the drugs sold by these companies in countries apart from US are the same as those sold in the United States; manufacturers may use a different name for the exact same drug. In some cases the drug may even look different but it is the same drug with the same active ingredient.
Personaly experience? I have found no difference in the drugs Blueskydrugs.com provide compared to the local drug store drugs. Truthfully, I feel fine, they provide the same medication and benefits as the local store refills. I am not saying BlueSkyDrugs.com is your one stop, as it is not. I can do better for generics at Wal-Mart or Target. Same goes for over-the-counter generics, such as antacids, pain relievers, etc. shop around locally, with coupons, and watch for sales. The deliver time is 15 business days, so you have to watch your supply. All in all, BlueSkyDrugs.com saves me over $800 on a three month supply of prescriptions of two drugs, that is a lot of coin during these challenging times.