My CVS is cutting their pharmacy hours!

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  1. SL6827

    SL6827 Why can't I live here?

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    My local CVS has been closing at 6 pm on the weekends for a good while now. But today I received a text from the that they will be closing at 6 pm everyday now!! Ughhhhhhhh, how aggravating.
     
  2. Twilghtsprkle

    Twilghtsprkle Earning My Ears

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    Maybe they can't get (or don't want to pay for) a pharmacist.

    Any others in the area? I have 4 relatively close...one is actually a 24 hour one. Their pharmacy is open until midnight on weekdays.
     
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  4. mousehockey37

    mousehockey37 DIS Veteran

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    I'd be finding another pharmacy then.
     
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  5. Daniela Rose

    Daniela Rose 1st WDW trip with kids!

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    I strongly dislike cvs. I've always had issues there. I changed to Walgreens and it's so much better.

    I'd check out another pharmacy in your area.
     
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  6. Dakota731

    Dakota731 DIS Veteran

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    We have to use mail order with our insurance
     
  7. MrPTato

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    Typically hours for the pharmacy are based on the number of scripts being filled at certain hours and the proximity to another location that may have a higher fill rate and within "x" number of miles from a sister location.
     
  8. QueenIsabella

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    Sometimes you can't change pharmacies. With our current insurance, we're required to get maintenance drugs either mail-order, or through CVS. Luckily, CVS is very close by, and ours has decent hours (pharmacy open until 8 or 9pm).

    I believe Caremark/CVS now operates the pharmacies in Target. This doesn't help me at all--I'd literally have to pass 4 CVS stores to get to the nearest Target--but it might help others.
     
  9. Judique

    Judique Dis Veteran, Beach Lover at BWV, BCV, HHI, VB

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    It's the same for our company. We have to use CVS. I'm fortunate that I have a 24 hour CVS about a mile away.
     
  10. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I've found the revers to be true by me. CVS is much nicer than Walgreens. My insurance now goes thru CVS and I am very happy with them. Where my dad has had multiple instances of Walgreens subbing out medications, even though he has a no substitutions note in his file. And then giving him a hard time when he has to return to get the right meds. :sad2:
     
  11. Sadie22

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    Your dad's doctor needs to indicate Dispense as Written on every prescription or the pharmacy will fill with generic. The insurance probably requires that. It's not the pharmacist's fault.
     
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  12. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    He has that. So yes it is Walgreen's fault.
     
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  13. QueenIsabella

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    DS20 has a med that he needs a certain brand of generic for. Twice now, CVS has given him the wrong kind--most recently a couple weeks ago. Luckily, they took back the wrong med and cheerfully ordered the correct one. The pharmacist was all apologetic this last time, she said it should have been corrected in the computer on the first go-round. I have to say, I wasn't thrilled to be forced to go to a certain pharmacy--I just don't like being told where I 'have" to go. But CVS has been prompt and professional, and always pleasant to deal with.
     
  14. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    I can't remember that last time I got a prescription from a local pharmacy. My insurance requires mail order and my Doctor usually gives me enough free samples of a new prescription to carry me until the prescription arrives.
    CVS does mail order SL6827, just have them mail them your prescription.
     
  15. LadyD

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    I've had the same issue with our local CVS, so I always check the medication as soon as they hand it to me. I've gotten into several disagreements with the pharmacy staff where they've insisted the prescription was not marked no substitutions, until they actually went and looked at the script from the doctor and saw that yes, no substitutions was marked. Some people are just not very great at some aspects of their jobs.
     
  16. SL6827

    SL6827 Why can't I live here?

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    This is what it is, no doubt.
     
  17. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose Loosing Boo Boo

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    I have quit shopping with them all together. I would rather drive an extra mile to get treated better.
     
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  18. SL6827

    SL6827 Why can't I live here?

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    To me it is a sign that the brand is struggling.
     
  19. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose Loosing Boo Boo

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    I hope your mail carrier does not do what mine does. They say delivered and left the slip in my mail box and I go out and it is not there. I guess they don't think about if I have to write down the number for it on the email , then that means the slip was not left. And when meds are involved I hate to think about that. UGH
     
  20. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    I haven't had an issue. I did just put in a large, locking mailbox, and made sure the slot is big enough for all my meds to be put in. However, the last time the letter carrier did leave the package on the front step. I live in an area where every house has it's own mailbox on the street in front of your house.
     
  21. SL6827

    SL6827 Why can't I live here?

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    I have a script for pain medication that I know I couldn't have filled through the mail.
     

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