medication shortages causing havoc
Greetings, I am new to this site and hope I will find others who are in the same boat.
In Jan. of this year it suddenly became very difficult to fill prescriptions for certain narcotics such as oxycontin and oxycodone, vicodin and morphine. This is happening in AZ, Cali,Mass, and ind. patients are being told they can not refill and the just have to try everyday to see if the pharmacy has the meds. This is crazy. The reasons are varied and every store has a different version of the whys.Bottom line is that the DEA has interjected into health care.
I am collecting data for an article on this problem.If you have suddenly been unable to fill or refill please let me know. if so what meds, what state, and any other info you might want to share.
I will be posting a reading list in my Google blog and will be happy to share the data so far.