Oxycodone being discontinued?
I've been taking Oxycodone 80mg, 4 tabs daily for over 5 years and it has worked exceptionally well for me. I recently attempted to switch over to Methadone 10mg/day but side effects made me feel like I wanted to jump off the highest bridge I could find. I'm on Medicare with a supplemental policy through AARP and have paid only $7.00 per month for this generic form of Oxycontin. Now I understand that the manufacturers of generic Oxycodone intend to cease making this medication. Oxycontin will cost me over $600.00 per month. How can a drug manufacturer (the one making Oxycontin) force another manufacturer to stop making the generic form of the only pain reliever that works for me without causing me to consider suicide? :W This is just one more incidence of how far our drug companies have been allowed to go to control our lives and needs. Our only hope of controlling the health system in this country is to elect an administration which will make it a priority to fix this broken system. If you care about your present and future health as well as the health system your children will inherit, please cast your vote this November for ABC and XYZ
Edited by Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health Administrator 09/09/08 to remove political candidates names