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    Default The switch from Medco to CVS.

    If you have diabetes and are taking Lantus, have you received an order from CVS yet? Was it shipped with a cold pack, next day delivery? If it wasn't and you received 3 vials, you can use 1 of them within 28 days (if you're a gambler), but the other 2, if not used within the same 28 days are tainted. The pharmacist at CVS will tell you it is fine. They no longer ship in cold packs, they used to but I think they are trying to cut costs. They don't even ship next day anymore. So your warm Lantus is riding around in a UPS truck for several days and then left on your front porch in the sun for several hours. I called Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturer of Lantus and guess what? They ship their Lantus to CVS and all their other customers COLD! They told me the 28 day senario and suggested I return the Lantus to CVS which I am doing. I talked to Central States and they called CVS and was told no cold packs or next day delivery was necessary also. As of 4/1/2009, we can get our maintenance meds, 90 days, at local pharmacies. Use Tom Thumb or somewhere that will verify their Lantus has always been refrigerated The retail CVS pharmacies say they receive their Lantus warm and then refrigerate it. Scary.

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    Default Re: The switch from Medco to CVS.

    can u drive when takeing insulin

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    Default Re: The switch from Medco to CVS.

    Quote Originally Posted by mudman1 View Post
    can u drive when takeing insulin
    No

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    Default Re: The switch from Medco to CVS.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmath View Post
    If you have diabetes and are taking Lantus, have you received an order from CVS yet? Was it shipped with a cold pack, next day delivery? If it wasn't and you received 3 vials, you can use 1 of them within 28 days (if you're a gambler), but the other 2, if not used within the same 28 days are tainted. The pharmacist at CVS will tell you it is fine. They no longer ship in cold packs, they used to but I think they are trying to cut costs. They don't even ship next day anymore. So your warm Lantus is riding around in a UPS truck for several days and then left on your front porch in the sun for several hours. I called Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturer of Lantus and guess what? They ship their Lantus to CVS and all their other customers COLD! They told me the 28 day senario and suggested I return the Lantus to CVS which I am doing. I talked to Central States and they called CVS and was told no cold packs or next day delivery was necessary also. As of 4/1/2009, we can get our maintenance meds, 90 days, at local pharmacies. Use Tom Thumb or somewhere that will verify their Lantus has always been refrigerated The retail CVS pharmacies say they receive their Lantus warm and then refrigerate it. Scary.
    My insulin came with cold packs and if it does not I will send it back

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    something was brought up at our meeting yesterday. a brother was getting his meds through the mail, when he got the last shipment from cvs, it was labled over. he peeled off the top(cvs) lable and under it was a lable from INDIA!!! our rep is checkin with central states on this?

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    Default Re: The switch from Medco to CVS.

    Quote Originally Posted by mudman1 View Post
    can u drive when takeing insulin
    You can when you apply for a waiver.

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    Default Re: The switch from Medco to CVS.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmath View Post
    If you have diabetes and are taking Lantus, have you received an order from CVS yet? Was it shipped with a cold pack, next day delivery? If it wasn't and you received 3 vials, you can use 1 of them within 28 days (if you're a gambler), but the other 2, if not used within the same 28 days are tainted. The pharmacist at CVS will tell you it is fine. They no longer ship in cold packs, they used to but I think they are trying to cut costs. They don't even ship next day anymore. So your warm Lantus is riding around in a UPS truck for several days and then left on your front porch in the sun for several hours. I called Sanofi-Aventis, the manufacturer of Lantus and guess what? They ship their Lantus to CVS and all their other customers COLD! They told me the 28 day senario and suggested I return the Lantus to CVS which I am doing. I talked to Central States and they called CVS and was told no cold packs or next day delivery was necessary also. As of 4/1/2009, we can get our maintenance meds, 90 days, at local pharmacies. Use Tom Thumb or somewhere that will verify their Lantus has always been refrigerated The retail CVS pharmacies say they receive their Lantus warm and then refrigerate it. Scary.
    You should try an insulin pump it takes a little bit of work to learn how to use it but you will be happy with the results .check out the mini med site

 

 

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