My mother was recently prescribed this medication, but has been to two different grocery store pharmacies, Target, CVS, and an oncology center pharmacy and was told that they were not able to order it. They explained that they had to have some Government issued number in order to obtain the medication to dispense. As far as I was aware, it had been approved by the FDA and was no longer in trials, so this should not be the case. Did anyone else have any issues getting this medication?
She should talk to the doc that ordered it. If there is a dr prescribing it in the area there has to be a place to get it. The oncology center that my bf went to had its own pharmacy. If she is on medicare that throws a big monkey wrench into things. Part B pays for cancer treatment and sometimes they get funny about paying for things they think the oncologist should have supplied, With this its just possible that the chain drug stores aren't able to get a very expensive drug from their suppliers. Possibly a mom and pop pharmacy could help out. If all else fails, call the manufacturer, Norvartis. 1-800-277-2254
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