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    Does anyone out there use Tricare (military)?? Do you know if it covers phen?

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    I wish i knew the answer. My husband is military so obviously we have Tricare but I'm not sure if they cover it, my friend who is also a military spouse went to the Docs to try and get some and they told her that it wouldnt be covered by Tricare, But I'm sure u can call and ask !! Good Luck








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    My husband is military and I have tricare. I have a civilain doctor and he is the one that prescribed phen to me. Tricare would NOT pay for me to fill it, so I went to Costco to have it filled for $14. The only weight lose tricare covers is the gastric bypass. (if you don't have a membership at Costco or Sam's it's okay they will still fill it ). I hope i was able to help you. GOOD LUCK

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    CChelle is right, tricare doesnt cover the script,
    but if you see a civilian doc, your appt will be covered.

    NOTE: If your doc tried to get you to do a thyroid test-they take blood for it- TRICARE DOES NOT NOT NOT COVER IT.
    YOU WILL BE STUCK WITH A 200+ BILL!!!!! (mine is 278)



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    The TriCare contract is curently serviced by ExpressScripts, a PBM. As I am sure you know, you do have a mail order option. While your plan "TriCare" does not cover the drug ExpressScripts the Pharmacy Benefit Manager does have what they call direct sales. For example, if someone feels they need 1 viagra a day but the plan only covers say 18 per 90 days they have an option to buy the remainder at full cost. This is of course if you have a script to support the quantity.

    I strongly reccomend you look into going with express scripts direct option as ESI, and all PBMs for that matter, Caremark, Medco, etc... Only dispence FDA rated grade A and AB generics while retail pharmacies are able to (and ususally do) dispence generics that are far below A or AB yet are still "ok" by FDA standards.
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    TELL ME MORE!!!!!

    I found this on tricare.mil :

    What if my provider prescribes a non-covered medication?

    You can have the prescription filled at any retail pharmacy, but you are responsible for the full cost of the medication.
    Non-covered medications will not be available to purchase from a military treatment facility or the mail-order pharmacy.
    Last edited by NavyWifeChef; May 4th, 2008 at 12:19 PM. Reason: found some useful Info



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    tricare dosent cover phen, but they will cover gastric bypass i dont get that, my hubby is an inactive ready reserve maine, but we use to be active

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    ... Because tricare is government funded there is a restriction from ExpressScripts from offering the drug to "plan members" at direct cost.

    The way around this is to sign up for a "cash card". Most cash cards are free. Sometimes the industry refers to these as drug discount cards.

    I recommend you contact ESI and tell them that you realize that you are not eligible to purchase phentramine under your plan and that you are interested in signing up for a cash, or drug discount card with a mail order option. You see, this other card is NOT insurance, but it IS a different account with express scripts that will allow you to send your 90 day supply ** in independent of your plan and obtain a very high quality prescription for a VERY reasonable price.

    Caremark, the second largest PBM offers the same type of plans, as does Medco, the leader in the industry. Caremark's plan is referred to as "** savings plus" not sure what the other companies call theirs. Either way, regardless of who you choose you will be able to get your ** filled by a state of the art heavily regulated PBM, you will get the highest quality and will pay quite a lot less. The three companies I mention are all multi billion dollar US companies, not fly by night. Look any of them up on the web, or even better yet look up their stock tickers and get the company breakdown. ESI, CVS, MHS

    A lot of people shop around local pharmacies to find the cheapest deals because they realize that “all generics are the same as the brand" but what they don’t realize is this is NOT always true as I mentioned earlier there are differing levels of quality. Yes, according to FDA they have to have the same active ingredient and the same strength; HOWEVER they do NOT have to dissolve or metabolize in the same way.

    With this drug and all others stick with the highest quality generics you can get your hands on. Remember--- It’s the brand name drugs that have all of the extensive testing done, generics go through very little testing. If you use a local pharmacy, make sure you question your pharmacist on the quality or "rating" of the drug. Have them explain it to you, you'd be surprised how many pharmacies (usually the big ones) are reluctant to discuss this with you. As if they have something to hide...

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