I have no ins. and can't afford name brand. what can I do to get them?
As of July of 09, the major shortages of generic oxycodone has been getting better. The largest mfr of the generic got in some serious trouble with the FDA\DEA over improper control of dosages. ie; some of the 15mg pills may have 12 mg or 18 mg etc. Search oxycodone shortage and look up the FDA shortage information. They have it pretty well documented as to what happened. The last time I checked 2 smaller companies had increased their production and in my area (SW US) at least the pharmacies are getting them again. Your best bet is to look up and read about it, then call various pharmacies and find out if they are still having trouble ordering or not. Let your doctor know about the shortage (provide them with weblink) so they can work with you on alternatives if necessary. Mine had to change my prescription to Morphine tablets for a few months
My pain Dr. gave me a savings card from Purdue Pharma (the company that manufacturers Oxycontin) which gives you $60 in savings per prescription. Then she wrote me my prescription for 2 weeks worth of meds at a time, so each time I go to Walgreens I present my card and get $60 off, which means I'm paying about $60 for a two week supply instead of the $120 I was paying. Check with your dr. about this, they also have a patient assistance program that you can apply for if you are low income without insurance. Hope this helps.
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