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Author Topic: Very happy with the Pharmacy service of my hospital.  (Read 1212 times)

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Offline blondbeauty

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Very happy with the Pharmacy service of my hospital.
« on: August 02, 2006, 04:21:02 AM »
I just arrived from my blood extraction at the hospital. My next appointment with the Dr. is the 14th of August and I might be starting meds.
Before leaving the hospital I went to visit the pharmacy service and asked severall questions to the pharmacist.
I can only get meds supply for one month each time, unless I am going on holidays. In that case they can give me up to two or three months supply. But the best of all is they can send them home. I have to pay for the delivery but I wont have to go to the hospital once a month if I dont want to.
I am so happy. The pharmacist even called me sweetheart...
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Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline Grasshopper

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Re: Very happy with the Pharmacy service of my hospital.
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2006, 06:11:50 AM »
Most pharmacies here have free delivery service. As a matter of fact you can have your prescriptions  faxed to the pharmacy (avoiding the hassle of going to the pharmacy,taking a number and stand in line and return the next day...taking a number and stand in line again to pick up the meds, since retrovirals are not kept in stock).
And depending on the pharmacy you can also refill your prescriptions online.
To avoid wasting you get only a month supply when you start something new, thereafter the prescriptions are for usualy 3/4 months.

Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Very happy with the Pharmacy service of my hospital.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2006, 10:10:05 AM »
Here Hospitals´ pharmacies are usually very restrictive. But it depends on each hospital. It would be much better if antiretrovirals could be picked up in the pharmacy down the corner... But thats not the case. Fortunately antirretrovirals are always in stock in all public hospitals and you can get one day doses at the emergency rooms in case you forget to collect them before 15.00 (when they close).
Qeues??? I was the only one at the hospitals pharmacy. It was like visiting a prisioner in jail: the parmacist was behind a some steel bars...
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Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
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Offline Lwood

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Re: Very happy with the Pharmacy service of my hospital.
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2006, 10:17:44 AM »
There are alot of legitimate gripes about how some folks are treated at Pharmacies, so I always like to hear about the Good Ones.  My local Health dept. pharmacy is top notch, its not unusual to be in and out in time to hear the end of the song on the radio that was playing when I parked.
"Fortunately, I Keep My T Cells Numbered For Just Such An Emergency"
  -Either Foghorn Leghorn or Johnny Cash

Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Very happy with the Pharmacy service of my hospital.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2006, 12:14:58 PM »
Fortune cookies are smart... ::)
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Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
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Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
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Offline cubbybear

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Re: Very happy with the Pharmacy service of my hospital.
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2006, 07:09:42 PM »
Hey Juan.

I get my meds at the hospital pharmacy too, and the same rules of the one month supply at a time apply, though it's easy to wrangle extras when you tell you're ID Doc you lost your meds, and need a new prescription ;) so I have an emergency supply now.  I prefer getting my meds from the hospital, more so than the sexual health clinic where I can also get them.  At least at the hospital pharmacy no one knows what my meds are for, where as the sexual health clinic, walking out with a bag of meds might make some people think of the limited possibilities.

Go the hospital pharmacies!
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Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Very happy with the Pharmacy service of my hospital.
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2006, 08:16:04 PM »
Juan, you ought to consider writing a letter to the pharmacy supervisor, commending the staff. So many people get complaints when things go badly, but so few people take the time to write when things work well.

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