Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Will You Try Amazon Pharmacy?

"Amazon Prime members have access to an additional pharmacy perk called the "prescription savings benefit," which offers a discount of up to 80% on generic medications and up to 40% on brand-name prescriptions." 

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Amazon Pharmacy also says it will accept "nearly" all insurance plans.

Will you give Amazon Pharmacy a try? We definitely will. I take 20 medications a day, and my husband has at least five. Out of all the things that we spend money on, our medications and their prompt delivery are most important to us.

Mail-in order pharmacies we have dealt with in the past have had very poor service, unnecessary delays, and technology that just wasn't up to snuff. This will not be a problem for Amazon. 

Consumers need someone to bust up current medication pipelines, someone to facilitate the quick delivery of meds , and someone to hopefully lower costs for consumers.

My fingers are crossed that Amazon will fix this. Amazon has always provided superb customer service. Shopping on an intuitive user interface is sooo much easier than dealing with clunky set ups of other retailers, much less CVS and Walgreens. 

We are proud Prime Members since Amazon first shipped diapers and wipes to a very tired Cushie mom back in 2008.  We have been getting groceries delivered through Amazon Fresh long before the pandemic. We love our shipments and savings through the Subscribe and Save program. Our experience with Amazon has always been great. 

I just wish that the company would respond to criticism and clean up their reputation by being nicer to employees (allowing more time for workers to get from one spot in the warehouse to the others, allowing bathroom breaks, allowing worker protections through unionizing, etc). 

I will get back to you with more details as I try Amazon Pharmacy. Tell me about your experience, too. Promise?


[Let's not turn this post into a debate about Amazon. It will stress me out, and I'm on a fixed cortisol dose. You don't want to make me sick with adrenal insufficiency on purpose, do you? I can't help others when I'm sick!! ❤️ ]

CNBC report

Go straight to Amazon Pharmacy

Why Amazon bought Pill Pack and how they turned that into Amazon Pharmacy

Friday, November 13, 2020

COVID Care + AIU SURVEY for Post Op Cushies

Hello dear Cushie friends. 

I hope all y'all are staying safe and hunkering down in Month 8 of the COVID-19 pandemic. We must be so careful. Be sure to check out the the National Adrenal Disease Foundation's COVID survey and one-page handout to guide medical professionals treating us for both COVID and adrenal insufficiency. Please take a moment to print this, place the copy in your emergency kit, and email it to loved ones likely to accompany you to the ER.

I also wanted to share an email I received today. I encourage all post-op Cushing's patients to participate in this survey for Oregon Health Sciences University. While I'm so pleased that a researcher seeks to expand medical knowledge on the disease we pick up on the other side of Cushing's, I want to stress (haha) that we Cushies must try to describe how horrible our care is as we transition from one disease to another. We hear that endocrinologists routinely fail to prepare us properly for AI before surgery, and we continue to struggle post op without proper guidance that every other disease seems to be getting. That is not fair, and we deserve better.

Now it is our turn. Your participation in this survey will amplify the voices of the Cushing's community. Please do not let the opportunity pass you by. I'm going to make the medical establishment pay attention to us, if it is the last thing that I do. I need your help.

Take care and stay safe, friends. ~ Moxie Melissa

P.S. Be sure to follow my Fight Cushing's with Moxie Facebook page and become my FB friend. Send me a pm and introduce yourself. I'll help you all I can and make sure you are in the groups that will help. Be sure you are part of our extensive online community.

Please help us collect valuable data. All answers are de-identified and confidential.

AIU has been contacted by a health professional at the Oregon Health Sciences University (Moxie added link to Cushing's info) in Portland, Oregon. She's asked us to share this and spoke how much more research and knowledge is needed for our community. Here is the link to the survey. This survey is for anyone -- in any country -- affected by AI. If you suffer from any form of adrenal insufficiency, are a relative, or a medical professional working with someone with this disorder, you are invited to participate in this survey.Your COVID exposure or status is only one part and will be towards the end of the survey.

The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

Survey Intro:

"People with Addison's disease or Adrenal Insufficiency (AI) are at risk for adrenal crisis in the event of an illness, but little is known regarding the risks associated with COVID-19.
This survey was developed by a collaboration of patient advocacy representatives and endocrine medical professionals. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. By combining many responses we hope to understand more about individual risks for the development of adrenal crisis during this pandemic, and to identify treatments that will influence clinical decisions to improve self care in the future."


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