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Old Oct 21st 2020, 7:02 pm
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I think colonoscopy prep solution is the worst way to spend $40



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Old Oct 21st 2020, 10:41 pm
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I think colonoscopy prep solution is the worst way to spend $40
Cleans you out financially as well as...
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Old Oct 21st 2020, 10:58 pm
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Cleans you out financially as well as...



At least all the really expensive stuff like the colonoscopy, doctor fees, hospital, the drugs they give, lab work, is covered, I couldn't imagine how much this would cost in the US.
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I think colonoscopy prep solution is the worst way to spend $40
Bloody rip off, it's CAD9.35 here. I don't get why the price of health essentials differ so much between countries such as Canada, the UK and Australia.

ps I'm not saying that everything in Australia is cheaper, it most certainly isn't and that would undoubtedly include some health products.
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Old Oct 22nd 2020, 4:33 am
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Bloody rip off, it's CAD9.35 here. I don't get why the price of health essentials differ so much between countries such as Canada, the UK and Australia.

ps I'm not saying that everything in Australia is cheaper, it most certainly isn't and that would undoubtedly include some health products.
Canada is an expensive place in general.

I was $5 off, it's $34.39 (weird pricing lol) well I wasn't off, the pharmacy when I called said about $40 and well it was about $40 lol

I wish it was a RX drug, then it would be covered. But its OTC (behind the counter but no RX needed.)



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Old Oct 22nd 2020, 3:02 pm
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Canada is an expensive place in general.

I was $5 off, it's $34.39 (weird pricing lol) well I wasn't off, the pharmacy when I called said about $40 and well it was about $40 lol

I wish it was a RX drug, then it would be covered. But its OTC (behind the counter but no RX needed.)
Those over the counter drugs can be hell expensive, even prescription ones sometimes. Because Scouse gets a partial pension he gets his prescriptions for $6.60, at the moment no charge because he's reached his PBS (pharmaceutical benefits scheme) threshold for the year. His doctor today prescribed some drops for an ear infection but they're not on the PBS so he had to pay $32 for them, that's still a discounted price, if he wasn't receiving a part-pension they'd have been $70.

We'll both be in the wars on Thursday, I'll be in day surgery for nerve sleeve block and epidural injections. At least we'll probably both sleep well on Thursday night!
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Old Oct 22nd 2020, 6:17 pm
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Those over the counter drugs can be hell expensive, even prescription ones sometimes. Because Scouse gets a partial pension he gets his prescriptions for $6.60, at the moment no charge because he's reached his PBS (pharmaceutical benefits scheme) threshold for the year. His doctor today prescribed some drops for an ear infection but they're not on the PBS so he had to pay $32 for them, that's still a discounted price, if he wasn't receiving a part-pension they'd have been $70.

We'll both be in the wars on Thursday, I'll be in day surgery for nerve sleeve block and epidural injections. At least we'll probably both sleep well on Thursday night!

Yes drug prices are insane sometimes. Its not even like this stuff is some expensive new medication, its clearly not an expensive medication as OTC laxatives use it, and I can buy those for like $5 a bottle....although I imagine at a lower dose since those laxatives don't have the same effect of clearing you out...

It's odd in a way, Canada is cheaper typically for name brand RX drugs vs the US, but the US is often cheaper for generic RX drugs, and OTC.

Hope your surgery goes well!


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My half hour exam and x-rays at the root canal specialist was $250, and the estimate to do 2 molars in December is $2,820. I'm going to make double sure the health plan from work covers it. Without that insurance, I'd have to have one or both pulled, and lose about a third of my chewing capability.
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My half hour exam and x-rays at the root canal specialist was $250, and the estimate to do 2 molars in December is $2,820. I'm going to make double sure the health plan from work covers it. Without that insurance, I'd have to have one or both pulled, and lose about a third of my chewing capability.
Does that include the crowns that would likely be recommended to protect them after?

Chewing - not to mention avoiding whistling when you speak - is important. A partial is a very good substitute once you get used to it.
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Does that include the crowns that would likely be recommended to protect them after?
Chewing - not to mention avoiding whistling when you speak - is important. A partial is a very good substitute once you get used to it.
The root canal models she showed me get topped by a sealant filling of some sort, not crowns. I've gone this far with my own teeth, and hope to cash out the same way.
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My half hour exam and x-rays at the root canal specialist was $250, and the estimate to do 2 molars in December is $2,820. I'm going to make double sure the health plan from work covers it. Without that insurance, I'd have to have one or both pulled, and lose about a third of my chewing capability.
My wife was sent to a specialist last year, cost a small fortune, and he still couldn't save the tooth so end result the tooth still had to come out. Total cost was pushing 2k, but with a pushing and shoving on the dentists part, he got the province to cover it. And that cost was excluding crowns, but tooth was pulled so no crown necessary, although they say she should get a bridge, but its not covered.

I have a friend I mentioned before, math whiz can break all monetary costs and determine what is cheaper, he needed some significant dental work done, at the time CAD$ was close to par with the US$, so he went to San Diego and crossed the border to Tijuana to have the work done, hotel + airfare + dental work was still cheaper than having the work done in BC, and turned it into a mini vacation, win win.

The dentist in BC told him he has never seen such good work.

My step mom has been going to Tijuana for dental care for 30+ years now.
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My wife was sent to a specialist last year, cost a small fortune, and he still couldn't save the tooth so end result the tooth still had to come out. Total cost was pushing 2k, but with a pushing and shoving on the dentists part, he got the province to cover it. And that cost was excluding crowns, but tooth was pulled so no crown necessary, although they say she should get a bridge, but its not covered.

I have a friend I mentioned before, math whiz can break all monetary costs and determine what is cheaper, he needed some significant dental work done, at the time CAD$ was close to par with the US$, so he went to San Diego and crossed the border to Tijuana to have the work done, hotel + airfare + dental work was still cheaper than having the work done in BC, and turned it into a mini vacation, win win.

The dentist in BC told him he has never seen such good work.

My step mom has been going to Tijuana for dental care for 30+ years now.

You couldn’t pay me to go to Tijuana...never mind go for medical treatment.
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You couldn’t pay me to go to Tijuana...never mind go for medical treatment.
A few miles south of Laredo, "secondary customs" boarded the bus and started extorting money (or portions of goods) from the passengers. Quite a few of them had given me and Diane Fortin (who I'd met in the bus depot in Laredo) valuables and presents they were carrying home, to hold, knowing we'd probably be exempt. She was sitting on someone's tape recorder. I cued up my big Honeywell flash and started shooting a burst of pictures (the boss with a wad of cash in one hand and his .45 in the other!) and shouted "Jour-nah-list-ay por Holiday Magazine!" They folded like it was kryptonite and ran off the bus, and everyone cheered. While reclaiming his watch, the man in the seat behind gave me the card of his brother the dentist in Mexico City, saying if I wanted any gold teeth he'd put the word in and get it done for me dirt cheap as a reward.
I was 20 and wasn't going to die anytime soon.
I just remembered the brothers name; Eduardo.

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The root canal models she showed me get topped by a sealant filling of some sort, not crowns. I've gone this far with my own teeth, and hope to cash out the same way.
I had mine sealed/filled but a couple they recommended crowns. Of course "they would say that, wouldn't they" but research suggested with those particular teeth the crown was worth it. Who was I to disagree with them

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You couldn’t pay me to go to Tijuana...never mind go for medical treatment.



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My half hour exam and x-rays at the root canal specialist was $250, and the estimate to do 2 molars in December is $2,820. I'm going to make double sure the health plan from work covers it. Without that insurance, I'd have to have one or both pulled, and lose about a third of my chewing capability.
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