I've been on oxycontin for many years due to chronic pain. When i had health insurance through my job my insurance would pay for my prescription. And now 100% disabled i receive soc. sec. And am now receiving medicare. But now that there is no longer generic oxycontin insurance dont want to pay for it. As it is very expensive. But in that last 2 months i have been hearing that generic are supposed to be available again as of this month April 2013. Can anyone tell me if they have.heard anything to this or know if its true. I know my wallet would really be much better if they did come back with a generic again. Thank you for help in this.
All I know is that the patent that Purdue Pharmaceuticals had is now no longer viable as of April, just as you have found out.
You could call your pharmacist to get concrete info about this, as there seems to be no true evidence that Purdue or any other Pharma company will be making a generic. Yet, I suspect that all pharma companies will jump for the opportunity to manufacture OxyContin under a different name.
This site has so many chronic pain patients, me included, and we support one another, share ideas on how to better our pain, etc.
You may want to stay with us mamag45.
Best wishes to you and hang in there for more answers! You should get many answers on this subject, as many people are taking OxyContin.
I need some educating on this topic. When Oxycontin first became available, I was paying my own way, so rather than pay $15-20 for 80mg. ER tablets, I had my Dr. give me generic oxycodone 10mg. 2 four times daily. If I recall correctly, the cost was about $5. Why would a cash patient want the Purdue product at such a cost? Is the palliative effect measurably better?
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