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old remedy for skin rashes

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Flower girl Says:
 
I am looking for Plexolan also manufactured by Alvin Last,Inc.It is lanolin in a tube. Would like to know where to purchase this product. I've used it for years and my mother before me.

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Genie Says:
 
Let me save you some trouble. Poslam is not made anymore. If a doctor writes a prescription the pharmacy will order something named Poslam ointment. It comes in about a 6 oz jar and is tan colored. It is not the tar based drawing salve of old.

Therefore, you have 2 options: 1) find a compounding pharmacy and tell them you want tar based drawing salve like the old poslam formula or 2) make it yourself. There are all kinds of youtube videos with instructions on how you can make it at home.

Good luck

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HARRY Says:
 
FOUND SOME INFO . BACK IN 1993 A COMPANY NAMED LUCKY TIGER BOUGHT IT OUT .. THEY HAVE A OINMENT BUT IT IS YELLOW IN NATURE .. THIS IS THE CLOSEST TO POSLAM

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Leah Says:
 
Vince, I have no idea what CVS is talking about. I can, and do, compound the formula. To my knowledge, CVS is not a compounding pharmacy…..so I can see why they can not compound. My formula is not named the same as the original product….however it is based off of the original formula and it is awesome. I hate it that this site will not allow my contact info. I am the only pharmacy between Arvin, CA. and Santa Clarita, Ca. :)

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Vince Says:
 
Leah..I got the prescription from our doctor, however CVS said they were not allowed to fill it in the US ? What do you know about this ?
I'm going to have another doctor friend see if he can get it from his brother who is a doctor in Italy.

Vince

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HARRY Says:
 
ALVIN LAST IN YONKERS MADE IT .. ITHINK HE RETIRED .. HE IS 81

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Vince Says:
 
My comment is under DUKE just above yours. Yes, I'm interested in getting this ointment for me, my grandchildren and friends. I really believe that there isn't a better product on the market today. I did get a prescription from my doctor today
October 2nd they sent in into CVS, they said that they could not fill it in the US !!
What do you think we might be able to do??
Vince

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Ken Says:
 
I for one would be interested in the new Poslam if you were to start manufacturing it. Contact me at {edited for privacy} maybe that will fool the contact gatekeeper.

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Joanne Says:
 
The product we found is: MG217 Psoriasis - coal tar formula - multi-symptom ointment. We purchased it from Amazon. My mother says it is healing the same as poslum for her.

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MS Says:
 
Joanne, what product did you find? Glad to know something like it exists still.

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Joanne Says:
 
Thanks for the ingredients list. We found an ointment on amazon and it seems to be working almost as well as poslum. Yea!

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RPH Says:
 
It looks like there are issues getting messages to me regarding poslam ointment. my contact information is {edited for privacy}.


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Maggie Says:
 
Your contact info was blocked/edited for privacy. Can you supply the information again?

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RPH Says:
 
I can finally say that I have the formula available with a prescription. I have duplicated the original ingredients, in the original strengths. For now, I can only supply the product to California residents. If anyone is interested, you can contact me via {edited for privacy}. Ask for Leah.

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RPH Says:
 
I like the feedback, and in answer to the last question about why it needs a prescription....In California, simply the "act" of compounding (mixing two ingredients) together, even if the ingredients are otherwise OTC, it requires a prescription. If this formula/product had a large enough demand from the public then we might just get a "manufacturing license" for it. That would allow us to sell it to the public without a prescription. I will update this thread as the product becomes available. Thanks for the feedback

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Nikosmom Says:
 
Of *course* wld b willing to get script...but am curious abt needing one. It was OTC, wasn't it? *What* chemical wld req a script?!?

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Duke Says:
 
I do think that Poslam was a great ointment and I for one would get the prescription for our family and friends to use.
I had it made for me at an Oakland drug store some years ago. It is worth it !
I understand that things have changed, but it was over the counter throughout the 40's and 50's. My father always had it in our medicine chest. He used it for cold sores, he put it on in the morning and was clear in the afternoon. I used it for acne..it worked.

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Maggie Says:
 
Count me in

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RPH Says:
 
I am a pharmacist and own a compounding pharmacy. I am in the process of duplicating the formula. In California (where my pharmacy is located), all compounds requires a doctors prescription. I am curious, for those wanting Poslam... are you willing to get a prescription from your doctor in order to obtain the compound? Just curious because I want to make it but if it requires a prescription, I wonder if folks would be willing to go the "extra" step to get it. I love the challenge but do not want to order the chemicals and make the compound just for my own enjoyment :) any thoughts would be appreciated

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Nikosmom Says:
 
Formula, pls?

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