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Try to figure out how you might have gotten on the pharmacy telemarketer call list. You could have gotten on the list randomly, but you may be able to track it back to the source. Try to remember if you signed up for any pharmacy-related offers, entered your telephone number on any pharmacy websites or receive a pharmacy e-newsletter. You may also want to contact the pharmacy where you last purchased medication to make sure they don't have a system in place where they give out your information to drug companies.
Listen to the call, when the pharmacy telemarketer calls you. Listen to what is being said, instead of just hanging up. If it's an automated message, listen to see if it tells you what organization or company is behind the call. If it's a live person, stop the pitch and
simply ask how your name might have gotten onto the list. There have been complaints in recent years of a company selling drugs from overseas under the name "Global Pharmacy." Even though their calls are not coming from the United States, anything that reaches customers in the United States falls under the Federal Trade Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule, which means they still must take you off of their list if asked.
Contact the pharmaceutical company or organization that's behind the call, and ask to be removed from the call list. Explain that you're not interested, and you no longer want to be notified of offers or discounts. Many times, this is enough to make the calls stop.
Register on the National Do Not Call Registry to make sure the pharmacy telemarketers stop calling you. You can get on the list by calling 888-382-1222 or by visiting DoNotCall.gov.