• I saw an ad on TV tonight for WalGreens. It said that they had Pharmacists that were experienced in dealing with cancer patients and....

    Asked by Leuky on Friday, March 8, 2019

    I saw an ad on TV tonight for WalGreens. It said that they had Pharmacists that were experienced in dealing with cancer patients and....

    beauty consultants to help us with the issues we women face when dealing with cancer. Have any of you ever stopped in and asked a few questions?

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Hi Leuky, I hadn't heard that, but how interesting. I wonder if all Walgreens have trained professionals to help with those kinds of questions? That's a good marketing strategy for Walgreens and could really help cancer patients. Win-win.

      11 months ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar

      It sure is good marketing, and it's true, too. When I was on chemo, I had a couple of prescriptions for anti-emetic drugs, one of which was rejected by my insurance. A pharmacy assistant at Walgreen immediately contacted my oncologist who then managed to get the insurance to approve the prescription. The assistant also told me about the goodrx.com website where you can find the best prices for prescriptions you have to pay for yourself. The assistant emphasized that Walgreens advocates for cancer patients, and she was living proof of that advocacy.

      11 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      I've been in my local Walgreen's where a gentleman who had a second home on a nearby lake was picking up his oral chemo. Evidently, he regularly uses Walgreen's and they had arranged for him to have it filled at the local Walgreen.

      That's our pharmacy of choice. I've always had good service. I had a little embedded eye lash that needed antibiotic ointment. The tiny tube had a copay of over $200. They called my eye doctor and found a formulary that was in a different tier of my insurance, and they copay was $11.00. That's definitely service.

      11 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I saw that ad last night on TV, it caught my attention since they were saying that they catered to cancer patients.

      11 months ago
    • PaulineJ's Avatar

      I think it may depend on your insurance.They have never catered to me.

      11 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      I may have to look into that. I mainly use CVS but have tried them a few times and not had the best service. So I may need to try on a quieter time.

      11 months ago
    • Ashera's Avatar

      Thought the commercial was so well done! Very honest looking models without hair.eyebrows etc. Hope they actually have made effort for getting extra training. It wasn't just about drugs...it was about living with after affects.

      11 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I think it depends on which store you go into. The Walgreens that we usually go to isn't very helpful at all. In fact, we hated to go there for prescriptions (for my husband who does not have cancer, but I would expect them to treat all patients with respect, kindness, and helpfulness, not just cancer patients). Fortunately, I haven't needed any prescriptions or assistance that they can provide for my cancer.

      11 months ago

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