Has anyone ordered their insulin from a mail-order pharmacy?
I just did for the first time, and it arrived today in the regular mail, in a regular box, wrapped only in bubble wrap, with a sticker on the outside of the box saying that it was perishable and to keep it from extreme temperatures. I just ordered it yesterday, so didn't expect it so soon (today) and it sat and cooked in the hot mail box for who knows how long, since I didn't know it was there!
This is 3 months worth of insulin (3 vials). The bubble wrap the boxes of Lantus were wrapped in were warm to the touch. I didn't unwrap them to check the temp inside...just put them in the fridge to cool them as much as possible.
Is this how everyone's arrives, and is it okay that it hasn't been refrigerated the entire time before being openned? Why wouldn't the pharmacy state that it needs to be refrigerated at all times? Or not offer it through mail-order if they are not going to do it right?