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Old 07-02-20, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Anyone who's smart took the whole week off.
Velo Vol labors on.

I'm also running low on Vimovo, my emergency drug. I called the pharmacy to get the first refill in a number of months. The representative tells me there's now a genetic (ATTN: datlas). That's interesting. She says she had to check my insurance to see if it was covered (after the call it occurred to me that they might not even have my insurance info, but whatever). Anyway, she said they needed to call my doctor's office. OK.

Four days later and I've heard nothing. I message the nurse to see if I can get Vimovo, or other. No answer.

We need to shut everything down until we can figure out what's going on.
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Old 07-02-20, 03:59 PM
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I saw that. Empty nesting deferred. Maybe spring semester.
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What about the following week?

I'm officially on vacation, don't have to go in again for 10 whole days
I think I haven't used one vacation day yet. Need to fix that I suppose.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I think I haven't used one vacation day yet. Need to fix that I suppose.
I finally got my 3rd week this year. Probably going to use it all, too.

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My dad just called because he couldn't figure out how to turn on the computer after getting it back from the shop. He had correctly flipped the butterfly switch on the back but had then forgotten to press the actual power button on the front.
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Old 07-02-20, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
What about the following week?

I'm officially on vacation, don't have to go in again for 10 whole days
you bastige! no holidays for me.
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Ok I found the RTL510 for $135 and ordered it.

Did I get a good buy??
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Ok I found the RTL510 for $135 and ordered it.

Did I get a good buy??
Approved!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Velo Vol labors on.

I'm also running low on Vimovo, my emergency drug. I called the pharmacy to get the first refill in a number of months. The representative tells me there's now a genetic (ATTN: datlas). That's interesting. She says she had to check my insurance to see if it was covered (after the call it occurred to me that they might not even have my insurance info, but whatever). Anyway, she said they needed to call my doctor's office. OK.

Four days later and I've heard nothing. I message the nurse to see if I can get Vimovo, or other. No answer.

We need to shut everything down until we can figure out what's going on.
Vimovo is an effing ripoff. It’s two older drugs that are dirt cheap, combined into one pill and they charge big bucks for it.

Sad!
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In more positive news I saw the sun for the first time in over a week. Made the -2 commute much more pleasant, although it took most of the ride for feeling to return to my fingers.
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Old 07-02-20, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
My dad just called because he couldn't figure out how to turn on the computer after getting it back from the shop. He had correctly flipped the butterfly switch on the back but had then forgotten to press the actual power button on the front.
Technology is hard.
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Old 07-02-20, 04:31 PM
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"The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of generic Vimovo is around $564.20, 76% off the average retail price of $2,398.34."

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Vimovo is an effing ripoff. It’s two older drugs that are dirt cheap, combined into one pill and they charge big bucks for it.
Is it literally just an NSAID with an acid blocker? It says it's delay released. Not sure how that works.
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Old 07-02-20, 04:33 PM
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Technology is hard.
I literally think he thinks he needs an excuse to call. He doesn't, of course, but that's the only time he does. And usually with questions he really knows the answer to...
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Old 07-02-20, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
"The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of generic Vimovo is around $564.20, 76% off the average retail price of $2,398.34."


Is it literally just an NSAID with an acid blocker? It says it's delay released. Not sure how that works.
Yes. The delayed release is not clinically significant.

Some other greedy pharma company came out with an extended release prednisone that costs a fortune. Also a royal ripoff.

edit: Rayos 5mg daily costs $3000 per month.
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I don’t want to be too harsh on my fellow physicians, but if someone writes a script for a drug that is priced at $3000/month when an essentially identical medicine is $10/month, that’s pretty messed up.
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I don’t want to be too harsh on my fellow physicians, but if someone writes a script for a drug that is priced at $3000/month when an essentially identical medicine is $10/month, that’s pretty messed up.
You're one of the good ones.
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Yes. The delayed release is not clinically significant.

Some other greedy pharma company came out with an extended release prednisone that costs a fortune. Also a royal ripoff.

edit: Rayos 5mg daily costs $3000 per month.
And they obviously have the ****ty studies proving efficacy. Clopidogrel is better than aspirin too, right?
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Old 07-02-20, 05:33 PM
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And they obviously have the ****ty studies proving efficacy. Clopidogrel is better than aspirin too, right?
Worse. Their studies show effective for RA compared to placebo. Does not take rocket science to show that prednisone is superior to placebo, whether regular or XR.

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I had to try one.

It’s not awful.
I was briefly tempted by this magical elixir today, but ended up passing.

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I was briefly tempted by this magical elixir today, but ended up passing.

You need either more or less of it, clearly.
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Thunderstorms with light rain and significantly lower temperature. Chilly.

In other news, I think I will continue road cycling but make the move to secondary roads. Until the aggression appears there as well. Not nearly as pleasant, road surface wise.
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Meant to ask you about this. How'd you get that little treat?

Mx needed an eval flight done, and with my supreme flying skills I was the obvious choice.......

I was in the right place at the right time. One of our aircraft needed the radar altimeter replaced, once the new one was in there they needed to test it out, make sure it was working right. It’s integrated into a lot of our systems as well as telling us extactly how high we are AGL. So I got to shoot some low approaches and fly low level around harrisburg to make sure it was working properly. I didn’t get to buzz the tower though, ironically the pattern was full.
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Tomorrow I’ll pass the first 1000 miles on the cervelo. Anything I should think about doing maintenance wise?
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My dad just called because he couldn't figure out how to turn on the computer after getting it back from the shop. He had correctly flipped the butterfly switch on the back but had then forgotten to press the actual power button on the front.
my mom calls text messages “ email”, and face time “tv”. If it makes you feel better.
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On a happy I note, I found my bar end where my bike struck the ground. Went back in okay, so dodge that bullet for now.
I know everyone one of you was deeply deeply concerned.
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