WE ASK: What’s Your Experience With “PackMy RX”?

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National Summer Camp Medication Distribution Company Is Based In Broward County. Is Pricing Appropriate?

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

UPDATE: Owner Diane Gromberg, very unhappy with BocaNewsNow.com’s reporting, says that their $60 mandatory registration fee permits them to provide ”pill packs” and a medication list to camps to make administration easier for nurses. She did not, however, answer why $5 worth of medication from Amazon becomes $102 with the registration fee from her company. We continue to follow.

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — BocaNewsNow.com wants your feedback — both good and bad — concerning a Broward County Company known as ”Pack My RX.”

PackMyRX has entered into agreements with overnight camps in several states. Promoted as a way to make prescription medication management easier for camps and parents, the company is also supposed to be the “go to” source for over-the-counter medication like allergy pills. But that’s where the company’s pricing seems to cross into very questionable territory.

For instance, Zyrtec — or its generic equivalent Cetirizine — is roughly $12 for for 90 days worth of medication from Target. But PackMyRx — which some camps claim parents are required to use — is charging $22 for 30 days plus a $60 processing and registration fee. That brings the total to $104 for $12 worth of over the counter medication.

For prescription medication, Pack My RX wants parents to sign their prescription benefits over to the company’s medication fulfillment company, “Direct Meds of Florida.” Direct Meds says that it is licensed to fill prescriptions in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Pack My Rx promotes its “Pill Pack” processing, which makes life easier for camp infirmaries. A camper’s name is printed on the pill pack with the time the medication is supposed to be administered. But is that worth a $60 mandatory service fee? Amazon Pharmacy and CVS both offer pill packs at no additional charge. In fact, using our example, Amazon pharmacy offers Cetirizine — in a Pill Pack — for under $5 for 30 days, or $15 for 90 days. Again, Pack My RX is charging $104.

We’ve reached out to the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration for clarity on pricing and processing allowances under Florida Statute. We’ll update when we hear back.

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