Hi Spine Friends,
Today, instead of paying a $15 co-pay for my one month's supply of generic Oxycontin 20mg pills, I walked away empty handed. According the the pharmacist, the lawsuit of a couple of years ago was recently appealed and Oxycontin's makers won. No more generic will ever be made. Thus, I was told my cost was now over $450 per month! My insurance cost will eventually drop the brand name down to half off after I meet a deductible. :-(
Is my pharmacist correct? It's Saturday night and I now need to either pay $450 for these meds or wait until Monday and hope that I can talk someone into selling me the rest of their generic supply or some other idea. Thankfully, I have a few days of supply still.
She also told me that the formula for Oxycontin was changing and that would drive the cost up even more. The new formula is to stop drug addicts from snorting and smoking it - or whatever they do when they use it illegally.
I've not been on the forums in a while. I occasionally come on and read. Mostly, I don't feel any better, worse even. It hurts to type, so I avoid it. But tonight, I could use the input.
Thanks in advance.