My Doc wrote a prescription for Nabilone for my severe chronic pain. When I went to the Pharmacy to pick it up, the Pharrmacist said it was NOT available. Is this true?
21 Apr 2011
Hi- to answer your question, but first, a few questions. Nabilone is extremely expensive. Lucky I am able to receive 90 day supplies through mail-in company working with my insurance for a flat rate of $70- no matter dosage and pill count. I picked up a short supply at the local pharmacy in Grand Junction, Colorado, it is not a major city and no one had EVER heard of the drug. It is basically marijauna which is a trivial thing. Make it a class II substance charge (3) times the price and you make a huge amount of money. UNFORTUNATELY, unless your in one of the pro-marijauna states (which three times the cost It is hard to find a pharmacy that will order it, it costs SO MUCH, and is a scheduled II script attainable at Walgreens/CVS/Riteaid- the fill may take up to two weeks. They only receive one shipment of Class II substances in a week, Meaning I had missed the a threshold for the first week delivery and every pharmacy wanted to make me wait two weeks.
The reason they do this is due to extra paperwork needed to order the drug. I found a local pharmacy that with my insurance information would pre-order 86 pills, their one condition was that I buy 100 pills, so they couldn't hold onto the extra 14 pills- probably because they are local- and because of the cost of this drug. My physician easily modified it to comply as he is writing scripts for a quantity of 560 per 90 days. That is the recommended max dosage, (6mg per day). Try a local pharmacy, or pharmacy in a hospital that will do CII paperwork more often.
Hope that helps.
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