Told it was a "marketing decision." Used daily Gelnique gel in the past, but abandoned once Oxytrol 4-day patch became OTC. Unlike Gelnique, this patch costs 1/2 as much for the same duration, doesn't have to dry (with 3 blobs of gel, it takes forever), doesn't have to be applied daily, and doesn't have to be applied at the same time of day. There's no "con" to the patch except it competed with Gelnique, whose parent company bought out the OTC division that made the patch! If Gelnique is that hard up, why not make it in a 4-day patch? Can I get it from Canada?
I want this answer too. With Obamacare, the patch will cost me $700+ through the pharmacist with Anthem. There are no other options in the $4-10 range except pills and I do not want to take pills. I have been using this patch for almost a decade now and was thrilled to be able to get it over the counter for $35. In the past, I had insurance that paid for it, now that I am a small business owner, I am being sabotaged. Why is this?
Merck sold out to Bayer and Bayer decided Oxytrol wouldn't boost their bottom line. It's all about the profits and nothing to do with people's health!
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