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 Posted: Sun Aug 26th, 2018 01:04 am
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Ran around and check prices on what I needed and BF was the same price as Farmacia Guadalajara which was the cheapest so it all depends on what your getting.

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gizzi: I agree with you. My big/expensive monthly item is a non-generic blood thinner. No generic available. Guadalajara was definitely cheaper on this and on other generic items.


I might add that when I commented to the manager at BF about their price increases over the last 30+ days, she graciously suggested Guadalajara. 

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Our meds increased there as well. I used an Anoro inhaler for lung damage along with it's sister product Arnuity made by Glaxo. The Walmart and Walgreen price in Tucson is approx. 419.00 US Dollars each. Glaxo also makes another sister product, Relvare, which contains the drug mixture of both Anoro and of Arnuity. It was 389.00 a month and went up to 629.00 a month at BF here. Did I mention that's pesos here?? Approx. 20 dollars increased to 30 dollars a month as opposed to in excess of 800.00 dollars a month in the US!! I will check prices at Guadalajara but I'm not yelling too loud. I was visiting with my doctor at Pima Heart in Tucson last week during a test and he was fully aware of the different prices of identical drugs from the same "Phizers" here and in the US. Many are 10 fold more expensive there. Guess the remedy is to invest in their stock, LOL, or buy their drugs here?? Ynot

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My doctor in the USA is emphatic. Mexican medications are just as good as their US counterparts !!! But even so, I do blood work twice a year and am able to verify the effectiveness of Mexican medications directly on my body.

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And that's as it should be. Blood tests don't lie if done correctly. These meds are Glaxo here and Glaxo there, so I am comparing apples to apples. Approx. 840.00 US Dollars per month there as opposed to 40. US Dollars per month here. As I said, Phizer is probably in your retirement fund. Ynot

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This is an update on a post about Farmacia BF in San Carlos that I started in August. The issue was significantly higher prices at BF than at Farmacia Guadalajara in Miramar. When I talked to the  BF manager, she told me to bring in my Guadalajara receipt and she would match the prices. Today I attempted to purchase a blood thinner at BF which was 200 pesos more at BF than at Guadalajara. I showed the manager my Guadalajara receipt from the previous month and she refused to honor her promise. On top of that, she was trying to push a much higher priced non-generic drug on me today instead of the generic variety. For me, I will avoid BF from now on. The large price difference on the blood thinner alone (about $us20) justifies a trip to Farmacia Guadalajara in Miramar. And now, I feel like the BF ethics are in question when they say nothing as they try to push a non-generic drug on me. My housekeeper  says that the prices in Guaymas are even lower. 

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BF is BS!! i had a problem last month! i asked if they had a 100 count of my 50mg medicine, instead of the normal 50 count. they gave me a box i paid a few days later when i went to open the box it was 50 count and 100 mg. the SOB's could have killed me!!
i went back and they could not refund my money but gave a credit. this month when i went in the credit it was only good for a week!
CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!!!!!!!!

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That really is BS, Frankie.
I am always very careful to check the count on the box and mg # when I buy meds.


But the store credit is total BS.  I hate being treated that way.  


The other thing you REALLY have to look out for is expired meds.  One must always look at the expiration date on the box.


Ballenamar, what is the name of the woman you perceive to be the manager?

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ballenamar wrote: My doctor in the USA is emphatic. Mexican medications are just as good as their US counterparts !!! But even so, I do blood work twice a year and am able to verify the effectiveness of Mexican medications directly on my body.

The most prominent doctor in San Carlos has been saying that generic medicines are from China and are not the same strength in many cases.


Who to believe????

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Hook: I'd be curious about who you think is the most "prominent" doctor in San Carlos. In my view, prominence depends on who you talk to. I have heard at least two Mexican doctors tell me to stay away from the pharmacy that only sells generics (I forget the name of the place) because the medications come from China. But, that comment did not apply to any other pharmacies. My American doctor strongly believes that most medications sold in Mexico are good. But, as I previously noted, my proof always comes from my blood test results every six months and not the comments of some doctor.

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I agree, prominence depends on who you talk to.

The vast majority of people I talk to go to this particular doctor. The original "most prominent" doctor in town seems to be more interested in cosmetic surgery now.

I guess it boils down to whether you talk to more people than me.

How could your American doctor know much about the medications we are sold in Mexico? He/she is in America, right?

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Hi Hook: He is a Mexican cardiologist who now practices in Tucson. And I repeat " my proof always comes from my blood test results every six months and not the comments of some doctor."

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Hook wrote: I agree, prominence depends on who you talk to.

The vast majority of people I talk to go to this particular doctor. The original "most prominent" doctor in town seems to be more interested in cosmetic surgery now.

I guess it boils down to whether you talk to more people than me.

How could your American doctor know much about the medications we are sold in Mexico? He/she is in America, right?


And who knows where the drugs are produced when you buy them in the states either.


Its all what the public, or their Insurance, will pay and the local stores and companies charge as much as they can. 

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Why do you think they call it Similares?  I learned the hard way, with an infection that did not do the job

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I started using Similares in 2000 and have always had good luck. One should to check the % of active ingredient on the back of the box, not just the weight of the pill.

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Bullshipper. For some years, I have avoided Farmacia Similares because my doctor said that their products were not always reliable. But as I stated earlier, I always rely on my blood test results to tell me whether a medication is working or not.

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ballenamar wrote: Bullshipper. For some years, I have avoided Farmacia Similares because my doctor said that their products were not always reliable. But as I stated earlier, I always rely on my blood test results to tell me whether a medication is working or not.

I understood your earlier post. Sounds like a logical approach for you.


Just stating my experience, and that I take a lot of different medications. I haven't seen a difference so far, except in price, and I do blood work 2-4 times a year.

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A Friend of mine ( Pharmacist ) who had his own Pharmacy in Tucson for many years is buying now his medications in Similaris. He said there is hardly any difference , but only the price. Was told also that most doctors got a cut from the Pharmacy on there prescribed drugs to you , but not in Simalaris, since there prices are already lower .I am personally only on one med and that comes from similaris . Works perfectly for what i need.

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Thanks happy camper. I will try them next month. Do they also have non-generic medications like Xarelto where there is no generic option?? Is Similares still in San Carlos ?? I have not taken the time to check but will do so now.

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ballenamar, Similaris is in San Carlos next to the restaurant Blackies. You can ask there if they have what you need. Not always you are able to get all meds in a generic, but they will tell you so. So fare i know, they have only generics e non others .

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