always have been on the watson brand generic FENT 100mcg patch since late 06 (of course after many months of other drug therapies, and the patch just worked for me), after many unexplained fracturing of my L1 and L2 verts kept happening for zero reason. now with a diagnosis of DDD, and all that entails (also i was a semi-pro skateboarder in the 80s-90's and skated vert so my back always took the brunt of my bails and falling).. not sure how much that plays in, but im sure enough.
so during mid sept '08, i go to re-up my new script, and i had to get some extra as i was going to the east coast to help out my dad and mom since she was going thru radiation for breast cancer. i SEARCHED for watson brand at EVERY WALGREENS in the bay area to no avail. literally, they were all out and just had brand name and mylan (CRAP CRAP CRAP!)... i purchase the mylan, as the brand name is too much money! (no insurance for me. i have to pay cash.)
mind you, i had no idea the ABSOLUTE HELL i was about to experience. suffice to say, it finally got solved from a nice doctor 3 weeks later (that's as much i could handle before i became batshiat crazy from the WDs), that talked to my PCP doctor in cali, and that doctor actually had his office staff find a local m+p pharm with sandoz, and they charged me what i would pay at Walgreens (after the hell i was in, this was HEAVEN!)
so this long story comes down to one thing, one thing only... why are watson fent patches off the market? i knew the 25mcg had a recall, but they had zero problems with any other sizes.
i called the FDA about this, and to report he mylan patches which i then sent in evidence to the FDA consumer drug watch site about the MYLAN patches being CRAP, and said these generics are not the same as the other 'gel' filled generics.
i also called watson and they said their product is on the market as normal.
it's strange as every major store i called, and many m+p pharms said they had no/zero watson brand, and everyone was running on the sandoz/brand name. (no one likes the mylan; wonder why?)
anyone have any idea what is going on? i'm due for my monthly refill on monday and would love to get watson generic, if indeed they are out there, then spending all my xmas money on brand name (which is what i'm thinking im going to have to do)