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Shortage Oxycodone
This is freaking ridiculous!!! Last month it took 3 weeks to fill the RX and this month, it's going on another 3 weeks. Pretty soon I'm going to have multiple scripts that I won't be able to fill any of them! This is going to screw up my whole cycle. I'm suppose to be taking the oxy with methadone at the same time for my pain. Do you realize how much gas and time I've wasted in the past 3 weeks? I've gone to the same pharmacy every day, you mean to tell me that none of them has them for the past 3 weeks! I get bogus excuse every like, ohh we can't fill methadone with oxy, or you need to be in the same county as your doctor, you are out of your zip code, we can't fill that many pills, you have never filled at this location....blagh, blagh, blagh!!! Or they... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Oxycodone.
Thu, May 01 '14, 4:55 PM   87  Subscribe to thread 230063
Oxycodone Shortage
I was told by a pharmacist that the manufacture's are trying to alter the drug. The goal by the DEA or the manufacturer is to prevent the selling of the drug on the streets. ## The current difficulty in obtaining the medication actually has nothing to do with attempts to alter it. The reason is due to the fact that the DEA uses a special formula each year to set a manufacturing limit on all controlled substances. The formula is based on how many legitimate prescriptions were issued in the prior year, as well as as information from the FDA and the manufacturers. Normally, this gives a good picture of how much will be needed to fill prescriptions in each new year. However, as more doctors prescribe a medication, this can sometimes put a strain on the supply, which is also affect by th... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Oxycodone.
Sun, Mar 09 '14, 9:23 PM   26  Subscribe to thread 225479
Oxycodone shortage SCAM
Guys, i hate to tell you this but its all bulls***>>> after 3 weeks trying to fill my Oxy 30, 140, i finally got to speak to my Pharm Manager who Ive used for 12 years. He told me straight up, that all the calls and people have hurt their regular business, so they decided to stop ordering Oxy in any amout to avoid the crap I was floored as all of a sudden he filled my script on the spot not 30 secs before they were all telling me they didnt have any. He told me last that would be the last one filled as hes not ordering anymore. I discussed with him about just oredering for me, as I'm legit and trying to follow the rules by using only one doctor and one pharmacy. He said he"ll consider it just for me. What a bunch S***!!! This from a guy Ive known for 12 years. It is ... ...
Updated 17 days ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Aug 11 '14, 7:49 PM   101  Subscribe to thread 229312
2012 Oxycodone Shortage
I filled with CVS for three years and went in to fill my script and the pharmacist told me they have new rules, the doctor has to be within five miles of the pharmacy and you have to live within five miles of the pharmacy and refused to fill them. Then i went to walgreens and was told they didnt feel comfortable filling them at several stores and the others told me that they only had enough to fill there regular customers and were not taking on new people as i was a customer of theirs for at least three years until they were having trouble getting them ## I have been at the same pharmacy for 2 years and now they won't fill my prescription either, Everything is crazy right now, but we have to fight for the right to be pain free, I joined the Fight for Florida Pain Care network, you c... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Tue, Jan 29 '13, 11:06 PM   2  Subscribe to thread 233667
Oxycodone & other shortages
This all seems to have started around the same time Darvon was pulled from the shelves with nothing to replace it. (Darvon & Tramadol combined was finding some success in providing relief for fybromyalgia) I gave up on trying to get Walgreens to fill prescriptions for Oxycodone/Oxycontin. After trying Walmart, several Publix, CVS & most of the Walgreens in my area, I am trying the Morphine based product MS Contin instead. I had an allergic reaction to the generic brand and am now on day 2 of the manufactor's and am experiencing similar problems. The conversion formula from Oxycodone to Morphine isn't reliable either. Meanwhile, the local Walgreens are now out of Adderall going on 2 weeks, because the company that makes it (Corapharma & Barr make the two generics) app... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Wed, Mar 27 '13, 8:03 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 238131
oxycodone shortage in texas
anyone know what to do? PHARMACY ALWAYS OUT' OR SHORT', but whrn they have some its less and i have to take what they have and suffer rest of the time, checked all over same problem every where i go, HELP' on disability and cant afford the name brand ## I find it very alarming that a lot of the pharmacies love to price gouge ....I went from paying about $125 to over $1,000 for my prescription in a matter of two yrs. every month the pharmacies would go up $0.50 to a dollar! This month it went from $8 to $10 each pill ...this should be illegal! It's as if they are legal drug dealers. It is so unfair ## ok yess they defiantly shouldnt do that its like they are dealing them to the customers lol :) ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Feb 25 '13, 8:52 AM   2  Subscribe to thread 208247
2011 30 mg Oxycodone Shortage
I am a 51 y/o who lives in Florida, suffering from chronic back pain, and have been prescribed to take up to six 30mg oxycodone tablets a day for over two years by my Pain Management doctor. However, when I went to fill my prescription almost 4 weeks ago, my pharmacy told me their distributor had stopped shipping oxycodone to Florida pharmacies. Since then, I have personally visited about 100 pharmacies but have been unable to find them in stock anywhere. As a former paralegal, I attempted to research the situation, but could only confirm that the DEA has yearly quot on all controlled substances (for oxy's is 98 million grams in 2011). From I gather from the Internet, it appears that the ENTIRE state of FLORIDA is not getting any shipments of oxycodone 30 mg. from distributors, but ... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Oxycodone.
Fri, Jun 20 '14, 11:26 PM   351  Subscribe to thread 224763
Florida oxycodone 30 mg shortage
Have any of you tried to order from mail order pharmacies. I have Aetna insurance, and they have an rx by mail program. I just didnt want to wast time mailing off a prescription if they were out of the drugs as well. Thanks ## Call and ask them. ## I have Aetna Insurance as well and I tried the mail order. Do not wast your time, they filled all my orders except for Roxicodone. They really jerked me around, it was the pharmacy did would not fill the order. Good Luck. Let me know of you are succesful. ## When sending your scripts into your Insurances Mail order pharmacy - 1st Call them and ask if they are in stock 2ndly ASK for their PHYSICAL address to send in narcotic scripts not the PO Box. 3rd when sending in your scripts either pay the 5.95 for express mail or AT LEAST pay the 2.00 f... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Wed, Jul 17 '13, 9:52 PM   13  Subscribe to thread 232008
Oxycodone Shortage In Florida 2012
Can a pharmacist just be quite and fill the script the doctor ordered for his patient.They lie to us and then fill freds script for the same thing and smile while they do it.We are tax paying citizens in pain and the DEA has made a real mess of everything. Real patients cant even get their meds. ipetitions.com/petition/Oxycodone-shortage-myth-created-by-the-DEA ## The whole country seems to be in a sort of bind in so far as normal patients being depicted as addicts and many who are unable to get their scripts filled no matter who they are or what they do. I think petitions such as this one do significantly help; but the real question is, are they even going to do something about these complaints even with all the petitions floating around the net? We should hope so, but knowing our gove... ...
Updated 21 days ago in Oxycodone.
Thu, Aug 07 '14, 6:37 PM   56  Subscribe to thread 232085
Oxycodone 30mg Shortage In Florida
This is a nightmare!! I suffer from multiple auto-immune diseases such as Connective Tissue Disease, R.A, Livedo, Raynauds, & traces of Lupus. All of which cause EXCRUTIATING PAIN!! On top of all of those, my body attacks itself 24/7!! Over the years the doctors have tried a ridiculous amount of different pain medications. I called it the 'medication game', & it was anything but fun!! Either there was minimal to no relief with them, or they made me feel awful! They tried everything from Percocet 10mgs, Endocet, Methadone 45mgs per day, oxycontin, Hydromorphine 4mgs tablets & 8 mg tablets, & all medicatons are/were accompanied by Ibproufen 800 mgs capsules. During one hospital visit they even had me on a conjunction of Dilauded 8mgs PLUS oxycontin 20 mgs, every 3 ... ...
Updated 21 days ago in Oxycodone.
Thu, Aug 07 '14, 6:27 PM   39  Subscribe to thread 225667
A Shortage Of Oxycodone In The U.S. why?
I've been taking oxys 30mgs for years, for a reason maby someone can tell me? Everyone is having a heoard time: finding them in stock,IV went 2+ weeksevery day sbefore i found any 2 months in a row.im in las vegas,NV,Im reading, about this allover!!!! ## It seems as though most people are asking whether or not to put blame on the FDA for such a wide array of drug shortages. There's an article on this by CNN linked below: cnn.com/2012/07/25/health/fda-drug-shortages/index.html Strangely enough though, according to the FDA's webpage there is no current shortage of Oxycodone at all: fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/drugshortages/ucm050792.htm#O You might be able to find additional information on previous Oxycodone shortages at The American Society of Health System Pharmacists Webpage. ... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Oxycodone.
Fri, Dec 20 '13, 1:29 PM   4  Subscribe to thread 240361
Oxycodone shortage Jacksonville FL
I'm hoping this link works, it not please go to DEA/Florida/2012 in your search. The reason we are having such a hard time with getting scripts filled is that once again, one of the Walgreen's Dist Centers is back under investigation for overselling and 6 of the major Walgreens Pharms are also. I spoke to my pharmacist the other day and most of the Walgreen's in Jax FL are backing off of the orders for awhile due to this new investigation by DEA, drivers are being stalked and harassed, Pharmacy personal are also being threatened. It is a very sad situation for the people who really need this medication. And it is not only the oxy's, it is all pain med's. They are just not being supplied properly period. consumerist.com/2012/04/dea-searches-six-florida-walgreens-pharm... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Wed, May 22 '13, 8:05 AM   7  Subscribe to thread 231228
30 Mg Oxycodone Shortage In Johnstown Pa
Can't find a pharmacy to fill my script for 175 oxycodone 30's. Anyone have any suggestions where to try? ## have you found anywhere yet?? ## Got it filled at Johnstown Pharmacy on walnut st downtown. Took me a week of searching. Hope next time is a bit easier ## send them down here to me in va plentiful around here. m's a's v's k9s 224s whatever ## This may continue to occur until into the new year. There are shortages most years during the last few months and there is really nothing that can be done about them. There are mandatory yearly manufacturing limits based on the demand for any given controlled substance in the prior year. Each manufacturer is given a certain allotment that they are allowed to produce that year and, once they have hit that amount, manufactu... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Oxycodone.
Sun, Feb 16 '14, 1:59 PM   19  Subscribe to thread 237865
2011 Oxycodone 30mg Shortage In Florida
back in the 80's Scotty's ,hardware store hicked up prices for ply wood and state of Fl,step in closed them down.Now there's an shortage med crisis,that people need and the state act like us injured human's have done something wrong.WE# just want our MEDS!! .don't let a few Bad APPLES ruin it for people who need it! really need to live a normal life!!!!!! ## I am very sorry that you are having trouble getting your prescription filled, however, this site does not manufacture any medications, nor is it affiliated with any pharmacies, it is an information only website. Have you tried talking to your doctor to see if there is some alternative medication you can use? ## I remember scotty's hardware, my dad mentioned buying stock in home depot back then lol. We have th... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Oxycodone.
Sat, Jun 30 '12, 3:20 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 229370
2012 Oxycodone 30mg Shortage In Florida
My spouse, who is in severe, chronic pain, has been a customer of Walgreens for many years. We live in Pinellas County, Florida. Everyday this week we have driven from Walgreen's to Walgreen's trying to fill his prescription for Roxicodone 30mg, to no avail. I cannot get any help from his regular pharmacy. I know that it's dangerous for them to tell a total stranger which store has them in stock, but I don't understand since they know him, why they can't call around or give us any assistance. I am at a total loss as to what to do & would appreciate any information that you could provide. It is so hard to see him in so much pain. Thank you. ## I had the same thing happen to me. Went to the same Walgreens for over a year. The pharmcist knows I have metal rods in my... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Jul 07 '14, 2:36 PM   1042  Subscribe to thread 229262
Why Such A Shortage Of Oxycodone In The Us
I've been taking oxys 30mgs for years, for a reason maby someone can tell me? Everyone is having a heoard time: finding them in stock,IV went 2+ weeksevery day sbefore i found any 2 months in a row.im in las vegas,NV,Im reading, about this allover!!!! ## Sadly, it has really become a regular occurrence for shortages to happen during the last few months of the year and there are several contributing factors, so to explain.... All controlled substance drugs have mandatory manufacturing limits, the yearly allowable amounts are based on the prior years prescriptions and projected outlook for prescriptions in the new year. This is done to help lower the chances of theft and diversion, because with a restricted supply, every manufacturer and pharmacy is forced to keep a closer eye and muc... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Dec 24 '12, 10:35 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 240359
oxycodone shortage in Canadian pharmacies
Canada has had most of the oxymoron on back order for several months now. Our scripts get filled but they replaced them with what I consider second rate medicine. Lately I have been fortunate to receive my script with what I have been prescribed ..... But in Canada very few medical plans will cover any kind of opiate in the oxy family. ## Hello, Andolian! How are you? I am very sorry about the problems that you're having. What type of issues did you have with the ones you consider second rate? This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Sharing the specific details would be very informative. Thank you! ## I'm a victim of the Oxy shortage in Canada. I'v... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Oxycodone.
Tue, Jun 03 '14, 2:41 AM   2  Subscribe to thread 265502
Oxycodone Patients Petition Myth Shortage
Voice your opinion with your signatures if you ever tried to fill your oxycodone script, only to be told by your hometown pharmacy, "sorry we dont have them and can't tell you when we will get them": ipetitions.com/petition/Oxycodone-shortage-myth-created-by-the-DEA ...
Updated 2 years ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Jun 18 '12, 11:56 AM   0 
Is There A Shortage Oxycodone At The Pharmacy
Does anyone know where I can get my Rx filled? All of the pharmacies that I have gone to all say they don't carry it anymore, b/c of overabuse and shortage. What is the truth and when and where can I get my Rx filled in the 11691 or 11516 zip code? :(( ## I couldnt get mine filled either ..finally they filled it with an orange capsule instead of the little white pill and said it was the same... I dont think it is.. it takes longer to work and not as well..also makes me feel sick sometimes. Im goig to ask my doctor for something else for the pain..it's not the same. ## Oxycodone is a very potent narcotic and over the years, its rates of abuse, theft and diversion have been on a steady rise. Unfortunately, this has caused many pharmacies to stop keeping it in stock, because if the... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Oxycodone.
Tue, May 01 '12, 3:23 AM   3  Subscribe to thread 215282
Oxycodone Fl
I do agree with some of you now i dont agree with the lady that gets 800 damn the is no need for that she her doctor is a crack dealer on the side probly but yes there is probly a shortage but it say when you fill out the paper work cant stop cold turky or and there are like 20 symptms its wrong and the do discriminate they need to fix this s*** man i have 3 children and a construction job and i am about to lose both to be honest if i knew now then i would have never gotten on them ## Maybe you should go to Narcotics Anonymous...for your kids sake ## @Cory, Did you end up cold turkey-ing Oxycodone? You definitely want to do your research before starting or stopping such a potent narcotic drug of this nature. I apologize if that sounds blunt based on your situation, but you really can... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Oxycodone.
Thu, May 31 '12, 10:40 AM   4  Subscribe to thread 223514

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