I have had a horrible experience trying to find a pharmacy that will concoct a local pain med prescribed by my podiatrist that might reduce the systemic pain med I have to take. The pharmacies I've tried charge a fortune (eg $240 per month) that I can't afford and take weeks to process the order. Plus, Medicare refuses to pay for compounded meds. Specific suggestions would be appreciated!
Talking with my Pain Management Specialist he claims that he has a 65% success rate with the compounded drug creams, but they don't work for everybody and many of them turn out the worst quality products I have ever seen.
There is a sudden rush to place people on creams, braces, and TENS Units, for the time being many insurances are picking them up, but many are just running scams as long as they can get away with it. The Quality Control for some of these facilities are a joke, and so is their product.
Look for an older Formulary that has been around for a long time.
I work for a little independent pharmacy in Utah. We have a lot of suppliers we use for compounding and we have a few agreements with doctors from other states because of our low cost. I would love to see if we could help you on cost. generally if there is a way to bill the medication to Medicare Part D we will find a way. If not we try to make the cost reasonable. Let me know if your interested and I can give you my email and more information.
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