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To: kevao; goodwithagun
So, are you going to feel as ridiculous as I am when you ask your physician for a prescription for Ibuprofen or Nyquil?

Oddly enough, there are some astute financial advisors who would tell you that it's actually a good idea to do this under some circumstances.

If you have high recurring medical costs and consistently approach or exceed the IRS threshold for deducting medical expenses on your tax return (I believe the threshold is now 7.5%), then there's nothing wrong with asking a physician to "prescription" for other health-related items that don't legally require a prescription for purchase (Tylenol or anti-dandruff shampoo are two that immediately come to mind). Having the prescription for THESE items allows you to add THEIR cost to your itemized medical expenses on your tax return!

32 posted on 10/14/2010 8:20:09 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Alberta's Child

We are quite fortunate to not be in that situation. Our doc is pretty conservative, so if/when we have an appointment he might just write out scripts for these basics anyway. It just sucks that this is happening.


34 posted on 10/14/2010 8:29:46 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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