posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 07:04 PM
Well, I have a script for TriLuma and brought it down to one of the local Walgreens (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).
They called me later in the afternoon to say they would have to back order it, but may be able to get some from one of their stores in Milwaukee
Well, no luck. I got a call two days later and was told they weren't able to find it in any of the Walgreens in driving distance, and more bad news:
They won't be able to back order, as when they input it into their system they do not show an estimated date for the back order. So, they cannot
give any expected date for back order and no signs of restocking.
They said they would contact my doctor to see if he can recommend an alternative. I never received a call back, so went online to see if it was
filled, and it was. It was filled for some generic hydroquinone cream. So, this makes me wonder if it's brand name products that we are seeing
BTW, the generic they filled it for was not a generic for TriLuma (what I was told), but something similar. So, I have to settle for a different
prescription. I'm not a pharmacist and I know very little about chemistry, but I do know that certain formulations are different, even when they are
the same chemicals and even when they are generic reproductions.
So, this isn't an insurance issue (like insurance only paying for certain drugs), this is a manufacturing issue.
I totally believe this is being controlled by the FDA and similar government agencies. The reason? They are limiting drugs to ween people and
doctors off them, get everyone onto the cheaper alternatives. This is to get ready for the full government take over of medical insurance.
So, in the end, it won't matter if you have the money nor if your doctor believes you should have one over the other. You will be prescribed what
the administration believes is best for you, which is always the cheapest available.