Thanks Jaybay! I know this will help a lot of members here that use the patch:)
Is your pharmacy a chain store? I am really having a sticking problem with the 100 deg heat we are having.
I have found that specific CVS stores sell the 3M brand of transparent dressings in boxes of 10 for under $10. For me though, I have found that those don't have as much "staying power" and the Invacare brand of transparent dressings have a much stronger adhesive without an irritation to the skin. It was way too expensive for me to continue to buy individual transparent dressings at the medical supply store (at about 70 cents a dressing, and I change my patch every 2 days), so I found a few websites online that sell a box of 100 for less than 50 bucks. That cut the price down drastically and it only takes some good searching from google to find these medical supply discounters. I have used two companies that were very great to do business with.
I've seen the Nexcare tape at Walgreens, CVS and the larger grocery stores like Kroger and the Texas chain of HEB grocery stores. I personally like the tape better because it doesn't take much to go around the edges of the patch. Hope it works as well for other folks as it does for me!