Can I fill my prescription under the radar?
October 18, 2008 5:25 AM Subscribe
How can I be sure that the prescription I'm about to fill won't appear in a for-profit prescription database
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a prescription that I need to fill but I'm sort of weird about privacy and I'd rather not have it appear in the mega-database of prescribed medications.
According to the above article, people who pay cash (and apparently they mean full price, not the $4 discounted Target/Wal-Mart prices) are "generally" excluded from this database. I'd like to be a little more confident about my exclusion from this database, so I've got questions:
Is paying cash/full price a reliable way to keep my prescription info private? Would I be better off buying from a Canadian or other non-US pharmacy since I'm already paying full price? I'm buying generic, so cost isn't really an issue. Mostly I'd prefer not to wait the three weeks it'll take to get them from Canada.
(Anonymous because I really am that much of a privacy weirdo) Questions, anonymous replies, etc: firstname.lastname@example.org