Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Florida Veterans Needing "maintenance” medications Beware

VA pharmacy to stop filling prescriptions on base

Northwest Florida Daily
Jim Thompson
November 7, 2017
EGLIN AFB — Officials say the pharmacy at the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic at Eglin Air Force Base is not closing.
By late next year, however, prescriptions will no longer be filled there. Veterans who need prescriptions filled will eventually need to do so through either private pharmacies or through the mail.
The VA pharmacy’s transition to a “first-fill contract” means that prescriptions for medications that a veteran needs immediately — deemed medically necessary by the prescribing physician — will have to be filled through local retail pharmacies. 
As opposed to those “emergent” prescription needs that will be filled by private pharmacies, veterans’ “maintenance” medications — prescriptions for chronic long-term conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — will continue to be provided through the VA’s mail-out pharmacy services and sent directly to veterans’ home addresses.read more here
One more step in killing off the VA? Wonder who is making out on this deal because it sure as hell isn't our veterans!