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Does the Pharmacy Call the Doctor When Filling a Prescription?

Does the pharmacy call the doctor when filling a prescription? Unless you have an open refill, it’s better to visit or call your doctor instead of calling your pharmacy for a prescription. More often than not, pharmacies will NOT call your doctor unless there is a question or concern about your original prescription or refill. While a call to your doctor may be needed to clear up any issues, it is an extra step that [Read More...]

What To Do When The Pharmacy Is Closed And You Need A Prescription

What to do when the Pharmacy is closed and You need a prescription Unless you live near a 24-hour pharmacy there are a few steps you can take to make sure you have the medications you need when you need them. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Ask your doctor if they have samples of the medication they prescribed to cover the gap when the pharmacy is closed. Some physicians have [Read More...]

How Long Does CVS Hold Prescriptions For?

How long does CVS hold prescriptions for? Like most pharmacies, CVS will hold your prescription for up to 2 days before cancelling your order and returning the medication to stock. When your prescription order is originally filled at the pharmacy the pharmacist or pharmacy tech will adjudication your claim through your insurance company or drug card to find out what your out-of-pocket cost will be. Failure to pick up your prescription will require them to [Read More...]

How To Pick Up Prescriptions From The Pharmacy

How To Pick Up Prescriptions From The Pharmacy Like most people, making a trip to the pharmacy can be a necessary inconvenience. We’re all in a hurry so making the best use of your time is key. The best days and times to visit your pharmacy The busiest days at the pharmacy tend to vary by location however Tuesdays through Thursdays are the least busiest times. Wait times are shorter and if you have questions, [Read More...]

How Do Drugs Influence Athletic Performance?

Drugs that can Influence Athletic Performance   I’m big into bicycling.  Sometimes I will make the mistake of referring to an organized ride as a “race”, but I try to always use “event”. Like many athletes, I’ve found that it is most effective to compete against myself rather than to try to be trying to outdo others.  My goal for most long events is just to survive. Some of my rides can be pretty long [Read More...]