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Annoying Azithromycin Z Packs – what to do? UPDATE.


Annoying Azithromycin Z Packs – what to do?  UPDATE. 

My husband called Express Script this morning, Monday.  They had no answers other than government sets reimbursement prices.

To clarify, Costco filled the prescription using the bulk form and easy opening bottle & cap.  They absorbed the extra cost for my 60-pill prescription.  THAT is not right!

Complaining that I had trouble opening the Z-Pack, my husband began “… let me show you how …” so I suggested he not bother to show me, to simply ‘open them for me, please’ and handed him all the Z-Packs to open.  It took him almost 30 minutes to open all the pills…and made an advocate out of him.

Additionally, Costco Pharmacy said to call ahead with my next prescription and they will open them from the Z-Pack into the patient friendly bottle & cap.

I hope that someone will weigh in on this.  The Costco bulk price is $91.00/42 pills.  The Azithromycin Z-Pack is much, much higher.

It is not clear to me why Azithromycin cost Costco (other pharmacies too?) more in the cheaper bulk form than the more expensive to manufacture, six pill, Z-.Pack.

Manufacturers – patients should get their medications in a form easily opened. Please.


Excuse me ….  I need Obamacare and housing for twelve….

Thanks for reading… Sharon O’Hara <familien1@comcast.net>