Spread the Word #2

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-06-06 14:49:02 -0500
Started 2011-02-24 11:15:34 -0600

I posted this once before, but there is a new twist to it this time.

Shop Rite Supermarket's Pharmacy not only offers FREE DIABETES MEDICATIONS, and ANTIBIOTICS but now it offers the following services that will make your "Prescription Life" easier from your computer, or your cell phone:

• Order refills of your prescriptions

• Order new prescriptions and transfers

• View your prescription records

• Create your personal profile

• Access useful drug information

• Check on drug interactions

• 24/7 access to their prescription records


What more can you ask for?
Pharmacy convenience at your finger tips!

(*) Not a ShopRite Pharmacy customer, check with your local pharmacy to see if they offe a similar program, or services!


12 replies

edvel54 2011-04-28 17:22:50 -0500 Report

There's not a shoprite anywhere nearwhere I live, but many pharmacy's offer the same thing. I use CVS and can access, everything from my computer

jayabee52 2011-02-24 14:42:27 -0600 Report

I don't think that I know of a shoprite phamacy locally in LV. Just looked them up and they're all on the east coast. That's great for folks in that area.

On another note, (not trying to be a P.I.T.A.) I'm not sure that antibiotics should be so free & easy. The over use of antibiotics have caused the rise of super strains of multi drug resistant bacteria. Free antibiotics only increases the pressure on MDs to write more 'scripts to "cover" a problem caused by a virus. Here's an article from WebMD which says it better than I can here: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/using-anti... .

Since I have moved out of CA (no Kaiser Permanente close to LV ), I'm now looking for a new pharmacy. It would have been nice, but gotta keep looking.

Blessings to all


JoleneAL 2011-06-06 14:49:02 -0500 Report

I agree about the overuse of antibiotics - I hate taking them. But then there are points where they are truly needed.

MAYS 2011-02-25 03:26:54 -0600 Report

James, thanks for the valuable information.
I totally agree withyou about the antibiotics, hopefully the prescribing doctor will show some restraint before deciding to write a prescription for such, maybe the pharmacist will give much needed information to the patient concerning the abuse, and over use of antibiotics, or maybe the patient will do a little research.
Just maybe …

Blessings to you!


jayabee52 2011-02-25 14:45:16 -0600 Report

I heard a story on Public Radio about this. Often it is the PATIENTS themselves who bug the Dr for antibiotics to fight a virus. Often the Dr just gives in to avoid a fight. But then again I have had to tell a Dr "No" to antibiotics when I had a virus. When asked about that, Dr said it was to fight an "opportunistic" bacteria should one arise in my weakened state. I declined the antibiotic, and said that if I got a bacterial disease, then I'd take the antibiotics.

Another consideration is that using antibiotics kills the beneficial bacterias in the intestines, which allows the bacteria Clostridium Difficile ("C Diff") to grow out of control in the intestines and cause mild-to-moderate diarrhea (in my case it was Tan Jelly like mucus) & occasional abdominal cramping. ( Having had it since my last hospitalization, I can tell you, NOT FUN - the only way I got rid of my c diff, was taking acidophilus suppliments ) Here's a link to a Medscape article on C Diff: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/186458-...

In that same public radio story I referenced before, they said that reasearch for new antibiotics has fallen to new lows. There are not a lot of new antibiotics in the pipeline. And MDR bacterias seem to be on the rise.

I don't mean to sould like "Chicken Little" but if we don't be careful, we all could have a problem on our hands.

God help us!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-02-25 19:17:20 -0600 Report

The C Diff didn't hit me quite as bad as you, James. But it still was a major issue after escaping from the hospital. Like you, acidophilus was the answer to straightening things out. It took months, then I was sent back into the place and had to fight C Diff all over again.

jayabee52 2011-02-25 19:29:45 -0600 Report

Well I was "back in the saddle" within 2 weeks. Jem had gotten it at that hospital on one of her visits there, and I caught a milder case of it at that time. She was drinking acidophilus milk and taking the suppliments and it took her over 2 weeks to get over it. I wonder if you get it from hospital food? LoL!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-02-24 19:48:34 -0600 Report

I agree, antibiotics should be used more wisely. MRSA is no fun. I hate to think how bad a super super strain would be to fight. MRSA was pretty darn close to too much for me to handle last year.

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