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Testing strips

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by LincolnLizzie, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is obviously more serious as it involves prescribed drugs rather strips but note this part....
    Another man was filmed selling Enbrel, a specialist arthritis drug, for £250. The drug costs the NHS about £10,000 a year.
    He told the reporter: "This is £800 at the pharmacy."
    He said he was prescribed a box every four weeks and sold on any that was unused.
    "I'm accumulating a box every three months,"

    According to @bangkokdiabetic 's theory he was entitled to sell them.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38560041
     
  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Deary me, you can't compare selling drugs on the internet to selling test strips! Drugs can kill you if you take too many, or the wrong sort, and I'm talking here of prescription drugs, just to be clear. That is clutching at straws to win your argument!
     
  3. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Wouldn’t it be nice for the OP just to offer them for free to a fellow diabetic? And what better place than this Forum to find someone who’d appreciate them?
     
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  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    If the Op gave them to some one who self funds for nothing just postage this forum, it would be a good thing to do.

    One of the Moderators @Juicyj is giving away free some needles by the looks of it today.

    Self esteem building moments when you defeat greed.
     
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  5. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Her meter died or did you miss that salient point?
     
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  6. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    In an ideal world perhaps, but OP also stated that "cash would be useful" so who knows what her situation is.
     
  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Cash is always useful, I could probably have got $150.00 for the 4 x 100 boxes of subsidised strips which cost me $5.20 all up. The four boxes would cost $240.00 over the pharmacy counter.

    The money could have helped me pay bills etc, but the person I gave them too was on the wrong side of payday and needed Performa strips.

    I am happy to say that she joined the NDSS and now gets subsidised strips as a T2.
     
  8. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    I can only add that when a meter dies the manufacturer will normally replace it free of charge ( they make their money from the strips )
     
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  9. TheBigNewt

    TheBigNewt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    100 strips cost (me) about $20 (no insurance, that's online retail), so we're probably not talking serious money here. And it's true the NHS cannot use them again. They probably can't even take back unopened medications that were mailed out. I know a guy who got 3 bottles of Lantus (in the boxes, caps still in place) delivered with a cooler pack in it. He'd been taken off of it. He took the unopened package straight to the pharmacy here at the Veterans Hospital and they said they couldn't take it (so he put it in his fridge and gave it to me!).
     
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