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  • 44goingon75, I too live in NJ and wow, what you said makes sense. Since about November or so last year (2016), I have had a very difficult time filling my Oxycontin 20mg 2x a day prescription. Was told that the manufacturer who made the generic was backlogged etc etc and only name brand was available.

    So I ended up having to pay full price for brand and then eventually got my insurance to do a "formulary tier exception" where I could get the brand for $50 copay. I was then told that the manufacturer for generic is no longer going to make it.

    I have tried Hysingla ER which did not work for me and currently (as of yesterday) am on Opana ER 10mg 2x a day. I do not like Opana so far but am trying to give it a few days.

    I'm hating the way pharmacies are treating chronic pain patients as if we are criminals. I had a local pharmacy refuse to fill my med because I had went to rite-aid first, huh?!!! I wrote reviews of this pharmacy in 7 different places. I cannot believe the rudeness and audacity that this pharmacy owner thinks he could treat me.
  • This has gotten so bad for any "REAL" opiate pain patient.  My doctor is now taking me off ALL of my pain meds over a year long process.  Luckily I was able to get off the Oxycontin 20mg three times a day.  And I paid almost $400 my last month..I was pissed off at the pharmacy industry and have been treated so rudely at times..I have to give credit to one though who took  the time to call 8 places where I found only a partial script. Then I talked to my Doc and I went to 2x  20 mg with and increase in 5mg oxycodone break through meds .  Now I am at a total of five 5mg a day totaling 25mg and on a bad day 30mg..  I am fearful that I will not be able to function less than 20 mg/day..I've been with the same doc for 20 years and he has been wonderful in helping me the best possible way..I don't think any new doc will fill an oxycodone script for chronic pain which is a damn failure in the system because for some of us it has been the last resort in pain mgmt.  
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