On Dec 10, of last year, I had double bypass surgery and 2 mechanical valves installed… after recovering and getting the ok from my cardiologist, I went back to work in March 2013. All was well until May, and I got laid off, the insurance was gone, and I could not afford the sky high cobra payments, one of medications I take, is a generic for Lipitor, {atorvastatin 40mg} when I recently went to get it refilled, at a local, big name chain drug store {there is one on every corner } I was in shock, It was over a $100. {the generic} for a 30 day supply. The pharmacist it was because it is the latest, etc… I wasn’t listening, I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do, I called the doctors office, they sent me forms to send to Pfizer {the forms came back in 2 weeks from Pfizer saying “Unfortunately, we are unable to complete your enrollment and/or your medicine request at this time due to the reason{s} below… The medicine marked on the enclosed application is no longer available through Connection To Care…} I think I had about a week worth of medication left. I checked some other Big Name, box Stores and other places, etc., but my medication wasn’t on their list.

I was looking thru one of my older copies of Our State Magazine { May 2013} and on page 171 was a advertisement for “Marley Drug”, in it had my medication for way cheaper amount. That caught my eye, but honestly I was skeptical, I sent them an email, and they replied right back, saying, yes, we have your medication,in the mg’s specified… for this amount… I was floored, to say the least, I’m thinking holy smokes…

So I transferred that prescription, and I’m not sure if Dave called me, or somebody else, or did I speak to 2 different people at 2 different times, they explained to me why the other prices were so high, etc…

So here is the bottom line, the big name drug store wanted over $100.00 for a 30 day supply of 40 mg atorvastatin… Marley Drug, 90 day supply, of 40 mg atorvastatin, $35.00 plus $5.00 to mail it to Cary NC. I just transferred a second prescription to Marley Drug {Warfarin Sodium 4mg} {Coumadin} this morning.

I cannot say enough, how thankful, and helpful you all have been to me.


Greg Troche
Cary NC