Norco Shortage In Michigan

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painfully annoyed Says:
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Is anyone else having problems finding a pharmacy to fill their scripts of Norco? I have been taking them for a few years now for my chronic pain. I always go to the same pharmacy chain, and its always the same doctor who writes my scripts, but since the new law change no one seems to have them in stock. Some pharmacists told me it was a manufacturer back order. We are told not to go without our meds, but yet how is that possible if we can't get them? Anyone knows of a pharmacy that has Norco 10/325 in the metro Detroit area?

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annoyed as well Says:
 
Dear Painfully Annoyed, Yes, this appears to be a huge problem at the moment. I have called every pharmacy in my insurance plan and everyone says the same thing. Your not alone, I was told it is a repackaging issue with the manufacturers due to the new laws. Consumers are not going to be told what is going on and we are left up to our own resources and our withdrawals. They sure are going to see the ER's fill up as people get sick!

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Brokkenman Says:
 
I have been taking Hydrocodone products for 12 years since I had a 2 layer fusion in my back l-4 l-5 l-5 s-1. Of course in typical fashion, with my luck I ran out the day before change took effect. I had 2 refills left but was told I needed paper script, which I obtained, and have been unable to fill for 18 days and counting. Of course like everyone else I have tried multiple Pharmacy's , with no luck and am left in pain. They knew the change was coming so who dropped the ball. Patients are not supposed to be effected negatively, by the new laws, only those whom abuse. Oh and does anyone else feel like me. I was a legal patient for years, but now I am looked upon as a drug seeking addict !! ?? One created by the DEA whom took me off of 7.5- 750 hydrocodone, for the safety of my kidney and liver, and put me on 10/ 3.25 NORCO which has less Tylenol but more of the addicting compound hydrocodone, good job fellas !!!

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Also annoyed Says:
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Yep, just found this out today. I'm four weeks post op two lumbar discectomy and just tried to fill my norco prescription not knowing there was any issue. After calling Walgreens, CVS, meijer...no luck. They referred me to the hospital pharmacies, but apparently they'll only fill them if they're being order from discharge prescription. I'm definitely in pain and feel exactly like you do "annoyed"! I'm not an addict trying to get pain meds, I'm just trying to get post-op relief...and no one seems to know when it will be back in stock.

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ihascheesburger Says:
 
Not like they are in pain so what do they care. I broke my wrist and its painful, ran out of what the ER prescribed. Go to the Doctor get a script for Norcos and nobody has them, one said maybe Monday or try the hospital. Hospital didn't have them either.

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Upset702 Says:
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Yes I'm having the same issue, I live in Las Vegas nv I've been suffering with fibromyalgia forever, my hydrocodone 10/325 are all that seem to ease my pain! I don't understand why the FDA would do such a thing as to classify hydrocodone as a schedule 2 drug, that's in the same category as Oxy , Percocet and morphine, it makes no sense whatsoever ! People like myself that are in serious pain are being mistreated ! If the FDA is truly concerned about societies well being , they need to ban cigarettes , due to causing cancer ! That's the real issue in America , not pain management!

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Seppo Says:
 
Same boat here in Birmingham, Alabama. CVS and Walgreens are unable to fill them. My friend's son was told by Walgreens that it could be a very long wait time.

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Also annoyed Says:
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I ended up finding the 10/325 Norco at the Big Kmart pharmacy in Monroe. If anyone is looking for that, they still have some there.

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ROB Says:
 
I can not believe that there is a shortage in metro Detroit of norco.I have been taking this medication for years,now I can't find a pharmacy that have them in stock?When you ask why,they all give you a different story?So what's the real story?This is nothing short of barbaric and inhumane!When a person is in serve pain,you can not function.I think we should flood the FDA with as many emails as possible!These i****s have not one bit of empathy,they are not the ones suffering,so they just don't care!Even the pharmacists seem to have a s*** eating grin on their face when they tell you they can't fill your RX!I have called almost every pharmacy in the metro Detroit area and no one has them?How can a pharmacy not have such a widely prescribed medication? They can't even tell you when they will have them??Everyone that can't get their meds should file a legal suit against the FDA and the pharmacies for putting us through this barbaric and inhumane treatment!Those that rely on these medications know they can't function without them!When you look into the use of these meds they tell you NOT to stop using them at once!So why is this what is happening?I can not walk without taking them due to both of knees are bad.I say we flood the FDA with emails demanding them to do something about this shortage!And do it now!

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ROB Says:
 
yes everyone is having the same problem!I can't understand how this can be happening!It is nothing short of barbaric and inhumane!Everyone that is being harmed by this should sue the maker the FDA and the pharmacies that are out of stock of such a widely used pain medications.If enough people flood them with your concerns something might be done!How could they not have seen this coming is beyond me

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annoyed as well Says:
 
Hey Folks, I called the FDA and they actually called me back and informed me there is no shortage they are aware of, the only problem is the manufacturers are relabeling the product and have not been able to ship the product. Its a manufacturer problem, not the FDA. So you might want to start calling the mfr of your Norco and finding out when they are going to start shipping the product.

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Ranger520 Says:
 
We need some contact numbers in order to launch some complaints. Anyone willing to share?

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annoyed as well Says:
 
All we need to do is look on your last RX and see the mfrs name and look them up on the internet to get the factory numbers and bombard them with calls.

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ROB Says:
 
I called the FDA here in Detroit and I also called the FDA website listing number that number is 855-543-3784 they told me they did not know about it? So call that number and tell them you can not find anywhere to fill your RX.. I also called and left a message at the Detroit office that number is 313-393-8189. If enough us call we might get something done.I am so fed up with these people putting me such a prolonged time in pain.So call and tell them to get off their butts

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lookinforwardtowednesday Says:
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I called the pharmacy in monroe at the kmart and tgey are out too.. but my sons pharmacy in taylor on goddard rd between telegraph and beexh daily will have theirs in on wednesday.. :)

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Bigs rig Says:
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I called there. They didn't seem to think they were getting any in?

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Elaina Says:
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It's because of the class of drug change. It's now a narcotic (class 2 I think) and the drug makers have to make less of it. At least that's what a pharmacy explained to me.

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Fired up in Florida Says:
 
It is the same thing here in Northeast Florida. I think they are all lying ! Any suggestions ????????

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back pain Says:
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Which one in taylor

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jimmy Says:
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Cvs in melvindale are going to white norcos

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Condor Says:
 
Yes I can't find Norco 10/325 either ! I've been to 7 pharmacy's a hospital pharmacy's. I called the FDA office in Detroit and the lady said its a manufacturing problem. Since the change from class 3 to class 2, the drug companies have to change everything !

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