Publix Pharmacies, Publix Super MarketsPublix Pharmacies, Ms Roxanne Badr, Publix Super Markets Ripoff on prescriptions for Senior Citizen Winter Park Florida .....
I have been taking the prescription, Quinine Sulfate 260 Mg, for several years and usually have my prescriptions filled at Publix Pharmacy. I've always paid no more than $7.00 for 30 tablets monthly. January, 2003, the Publix charge has increased to $37.95 for 30 tablets monthly. The pharmacy employees have tried to justify this charge first, by saying my prescription insurance changed as of January 1, which it did but not to that extend.
When I pressured the employees for a better explanation, in an effort to convience me the charge is correct, the pharmacy management, Ms Roxanne Badr, said that Publix is now purchasing the medication from a different pharmaceutical company and that is why the cost has risen so much. I called Walgreen and Eckerds for price checks on all five of my prescriptions and the cost at both of those pharmarcies is much lower on all five, and only $8.99 for Quinine Sulfate 260 MG, compared to Publix's $36.95. There is no generic for Quinine Sulfate so that is not the difference.
This is from a concerned, 72 year old, Senior Citizen who needs this medication for severe leg cramps, as well as other medications for High Blood Pressure, etc., and living on Social Security. I called my Insurance company, Well Care HMO, and they obviously don't believe me but will verify what I've said about Publix's prescription charges. After two days, Ms Roxanne Badr of Publix's
Pharmacy assures me this is not a mistake on their part. BULL!! BEWARE OF ALL PUBLIX PHARMACIES! EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE PRECRIPTION INSURANCE.
Winter Park/Orlando, Florida