Just_a_Thought

Salt Lake City, UT

#206 Mar 19, 2013
The HIPPA laws prohibit disclosure of personal, identifiable medical information, without your consent. There is no "small print" on the card that grants them permission to use or sell your personal information, if you should use their card.
The claims processor that the pharmacists sends the bill is also prohibited from doing anything with the information under the HIPPA law. If in fact this company and/or its claims processor is selling your personal information, then they have violated the HIPPA law, for which you can file a complaint with Dept. of Health and Human Services or your state attorney's general for such violation. You can also sue in civil court for the violation and can receive some compensation for any economic loss you can identify.
The pharmacy must agree to whatever terms that Script Relief has in their contract with the pharmacy in order to accept and get reimbursed by Script Relief. In some locations, the amount remitted to the pharmacy and the amount Script Relief keeps for their overhead and profit might exceed the value of the medication or the actual retail value. If this is common, not many pharmacies will remain on such a discount program and the cards will become worthless.
There have been other discount cards that are actual discounts negotiated with the makers of the drug that are lower than the pharmacy's wholesale rate by enough to mark it up a small percentage and then pay the pharmacist for their cost for the med.
Curious Researcher

Winchester, KY

#208 Mar 25, 2013
I got 4 card in the mail, no magnetic strip on back (only instructions)... and the front has all the numbers (member #, BIN #, GRP #, & PCN #).

The envelope came with a return address, but no return company name. My address was NOT on the envelope, there was NO mailing address on the envelope... anybody could have stuck it in my box. I don't get it. Didn't know you could send mail without an address otherwise. Not even a "Current Resident" w/address - nothing. Just says "Your Health Benefits are Enclosed".

Just curious as to what other people have said about it online. I think I'm gonna pass. I was only going to use it one time, but I don't want to reget it :/ The business is already doing stuff sketchy - I don't want to get involved. I think my prescription was for a generic med anyhow, so I wouldn't save enough to shake a finger at anyhow probably.
Tom_Amy M

Indianapolis, IN

#209 Mar 29, 2013
Did anyone notice the envelope that it arrived in? Ours did not have a name or address; rather it says "Resident code #HB - 6357 - 14294"
That was my first red flag.
Next I went to their website, looking to find a list of these "more than 50,000 Pharmacies" and "over 50,000 medications". No such search feature exists.
Second and third red flag (50,000 must be a beloved number to someone)
I am not 100% sure it is not safe, but I am not 100% sure that it is either. So these are going in the trash.
KDG from Massachusetts

Lunenburg, MA

#210 Apr 2, 2013
I just returned from my local CVS, Massachusetts, where I tried to get a prescription filled that my doctor issued yesterday. It was for METROGEL Gel, and the price at the CVS was $289.10, per the person behind the counter. I asked her to try and use your coupon (BIN#, GRP 7125VBN, PCN CLAIMCR, UID # from the card/coupon), which she did, and the total discount was $0.85. This is covered with your claim that THIS discount was UP TO 81% off?????? Okay, next I asked her to try your PHARMACY DISCOUNT CARD, and WOW, I got all of $0.75 discount. This must be a joke, I cannot believe you would put something like this on-line. I cannot state for a fact that this is a scam, only that for the only prescription I needed, I could not get a discount of even 1%.
Locus

Houston, TX

#211 Apr 9, 2013
I've had used the card and saved money. RxRelief makes a small kickback from the pharmacy (since the pharmacy is making quite a bit from each sale, they can afford it).
vfwmember

Agoura Hills, CA

#212 Apr 11, 2013
I got one thru vfw so must be ok right, anyways its like this you know those things that use at grocery it just a card that gives discounts no one questions those, so use if you want the discount and dont if you dont pretty simple.
Rola

San Antonio, TX

#213 Apr 11, 2013
I work at a retail pharmacy, and these reps come to our store all the time with updated cards. These are not scams, and can save someone a lot of money on a prescription. How they work, I'm not quite sure. It would make sense to me that they are partnered up with certain manufacturers to receive a payback for each rx processed through their card. In some cases, the patient would not buy it at regular price so the card makes it possible and the manufacturer pays the card company for it. National pharmacy chains would not allow us (employees) to use them for our customers if they were scams (as far as I know of course).
PTH

Butte, MT

#214 Apr 17, 2013
J Ratliff wrote:
I am usually skeptical of things like this, but I have used the card and it actually does give a solid discount.
I'm usually very skeptical about these types of things but I have no health insurance & my meds are quite expensive. I live in Wyoming & everything is a drive here so I called my local "independent" pharmacy & the Safeway pharmacy, they both accept the card. I called in one of my more expensive medications & will see soon how well this card works. The pharmacy tech I talked to about this said that the discount is set by "ScriptRelief", not the pharmacy. I will comment back later today & give you all an exact amount of discount I received. To me, the people running the Scams are the Pharmaceutical company's who charge such a ridiculous amount for their products. Ask yourselves why Meds are so cheap in Canada? It's because the Canadian government will not Allow the Pharmaceutical company charge as much as they do here in the USA. It's our government that is allowing this scam of theirs to continue. Their lobbyists line our elected officials pockets to keep it that way.
PTH

Butte, MT

#215 Apr 17, 2013
Rola wrote:
I work at a retail pharmacy, and these reps come to our store all the time with updated cards. These are not scams, and can save someone a lot of money on a prescription. How they work, I'm not quite sure. It would make sense to me that they are partnered up with certain manufacturers to receive a payback for each rx processed through their card. In some cases, the patient would not buy it at regular price so the card makes it possible and the manufacturer pays the card company for it. National pharmacy chains would not allow us (employees) to use them for our customers if they were scams (as far as I know of course).
PTH, and I'm back from the pharmacy. I posted earlier today that I would try this card and I can say with certainty that it is a SCAM. As I said in my first post, I have some expensive medications so I called in a partial prescription which cost $29.09 per pill. I ordered 2 pills which came to $58.19 before I gave them the "RxRelief" card. My total discount with the card was &2.00, so I ended up paying $56.14. Wow, what a discount! NOT!!! On their website I researched the medication in question & they claimed a discount of "Up to 75%"! That's total Bullhockey!!! Don't believe it! I went a step farther and spoke directly with the Pharmacist about the card & he said it IS Mostly a SCAM. He said there's virtually no discount on the higher priced drugs (as in my situation). He went on to say that the only real discounts he has seen was with the "already" very inexpensive Generic drugs. Definitely not a money saver on the drugs people Need discounts on, the drugs that really cripple a person's budget. So I say Definitely DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! My only question now is what kind of sales ads I will be barraged with??? Bummed in Wyoming.
Char

Vancouver, WA

#217 Apr 17, 2013
I called my drug store and they said it saves me nothing. My son took his to the drug store and the druggist asked him how much he paid for it. He told him he paid nothing for it and the druggist said "Thats what it is worth"
Answer man

Alexandria, VA

#219 May 4, 2013
Know Better wrote:
I too was confused when I recieved these cards. This is a scam if there was ever a scam. I called and asked the customer service person, what if I was on Medicare and had my drugs covered by the govenment...then I used the cards and would loose my medicare coverage. This is a scam...don't go near this - I am reporting them.
That doesn't make it a scam. It's your responsibility to be aware of the terms of your Medicare coverage. You will lose your coverage if you accept any discounted or free health care services and its against federal law for anyone to offer it to you. Call Medicare and ask for a copy of your terms. Don't blame the discount plan, blame yourself for not knowing your plan. P.S. this goes for any other federal or state insurance plan, such as tricare and medical assistance. Do your homework.
xoxoxo

Elkins, WV

#220 May 11, 2013
the RXrelief card isn't BBB accredited and has 19 complaints according to the website under healthcare alliance aka script life, LCC and the address is also different on there although it is still in Washington, DC instead of 5614 its 5505 but when you click to review it has the NY address. I don't understand that situation. It has a rate of B-. So if you're still wondering rather or not to use the card this should give you a general idea.

Complaints

Advertising/Sales Issues 11
Billing/Collection Issues 2
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 6
Jersey Devil

Forked River, NJ

#221 May 14, 2013
From what I read, those that trust it will use it, those that don't won't. Funny that humanity reverts to name calling when the decisions by others really doesn't effect them. Personal privacy went south when the your "secret" social security number became a public identifier, worry more about the information attached to that.
Kimberly

Northbrook, IL

#222 May 16, 2013
I work for a doctors office and WE give out the cards to patients whose insurance won't cover certain prescriptions or they're just plain expensive. My daughther has actually used it for a prescription herself. It just depends on the pharmacy and the medication. Jesus people stop being so paranoid. If you're skeptical, DON'T use the card. It's that simple.
Kimberly

Northbrook, IL

#223 May 16, 2013
KDG from Massachusetts wrote:
I just returned from my local CVS, Massachusetts, where I tried to get a prescription filled that my doctor issued yesterday. It was for METROGEL Gel, and the price at the CVS was $289.10, per the person behind the counter. I asked her to try and use your coupon (BIN#, GRP 7125VBN, PCN CLAIMCR, UID # from the card/coupon), which she did, and the total discount was $0.85. This is covered with your claim that THIS discount was UP TO 81% off?????? Okay, next I asked her to try your PHARMACY DISCOUNT CARD, and WOW, I got all of $0.75 discount. This must be a joke, I cannot believe you would put something like this on-line. I cannot state for a fact that this is a scam, only that for the only prescription I needed, I could not get a discount of even 1%.
Metrogel's price is controlled by the manufacturer, the same as Androgel and Axiron. It has nothing to do with the card or the pharmacy.
deborah hall

Louisville, KY

#224 May 25, 2013
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm wondering if they are somehow stealing personal information with the card. It has a magnetic strip and has to be scanned. I think I will pass on using it.
the card doesnt have a magnetic strip and doesnt have to be scanned.
deborah hall

Louisville, KY

#225 May 25, 2013
Just_a_Thought wrote:
The HIPPA laws prohibit disclosure of personal, identifiable medical information, without your consent. There is no "small print" on the card that grants them permission to use or sell your personal information, if you should use their card.
The claims processor that the pharmacists sends the bill is also prohibited from doing anything with the information under the HIPPA law. If in fact this company and/or its claims processor is selling your personal information, then they have violated the HIPPA law, for which you can file a complaint with Dept. of Health and Human Services or your state attorney's general for such violation. You can also sue in civil court for the violation and can receive some compensation for any economic loss you can identify.
The pharmacy must agree to whatever terms that Script Relief has in their contract with the pharmacy in order to accept and get reimbursed by Script Relief. In some locations, the amount remitted to the pharmacy and the amount Script Relief keeps for their overhead and profit might exceed the value of the medication or the actual retail value. If this is common, not many pharmacies will remain on such a discount program and the cards will become worthless.
There have been other discount cards that are actual discounts negotiated with the makers of the drug that are lower than the pharmacy's wholesale rate by enough to mark it up a small percentage and then pay the pharmacist for their cost for the med.
I used the card and it saved me $75.00. Im a believer and will use it again after my insurance wouldnt even pay for the drug. Thanks Rxrelief!
lashanal

Snellville, GA

#226 Jun 1, 2013
I went to Walmart to pick up two prescriptions with the two Rx Relief Discount card and had the following results:
My prescription for Amlodopine 10 mg at Wal-Mart was $26.99 with no insurance for a generic prescription. Applying the Rx Relief Discount Card I paid only $8.10. A discount of 70%. The second prescription was priced at $16.99 and with the card was priced at $14.55 for Clonidine .3 mg. This was a discount of 14%. The card definitely worked, but discounts vary based upon the medicines. I think this card is a great help.
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lashanal

Snellville, GA

#227 Jun 1, 2013
I used this card and got a 70% discount on one medicine, a 14% discount on the other. It was definitey not a scam. The discounts vary based upon medicines and pharmacies. I was very happy to have the Rx Relief Discount Card.
PTH wrote:
<quoted text>PTH, and I'm back from the pharmacy. I posted earlier today that I would try this card and I can say with certainty that it is a SCAM. As I said in my first post, I have some expensive medications so I called in a partial prescription which cost $29.09 per pill. I ordered 2 pills which came to $58.19 before I gave them the "RxRelief" card. My total discount with the card was &2.00, so I ended up paying $56.14. Wow, what a discount! NOT!!! On their website I researched the medication in question & they claimed a discount of "Up to 75%"! That's total Bullhockey!!! Don't believe it! I went a step farther and spoke directly with the Pharmacist about the card & he said it IS Mostly a SCAM. He said there's virtually no discount on the higher priced drugs (as in my situation). He went on to say that the only real discounts he has seen was with the "already" very inexpensive Generic drugs. Definitely not a money saver on the drugs people Need discounts on, the drugs that really cripple a person's budget. So I say Definitely DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! My only question now is what kind of sales ads I will be barraged with??? Bummed in Wyoming.
Quacks like a Duck

Macon, GA

#228 Jun 1, 2013
Using your info don't be a fool.

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