How to Afford Oxycodone ER medication, insurance says No it is not Generic

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WHEELSRUNNER
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I sure could use some advice when it comes to affordability for Oxi ER medication. It works for the intense back pain, however, the cost is huge. Any ideas on how to afford would help.

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Been there . . . Couldnt do that.

I came up against the same wall Wheels and try as I might  with both Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield supplemental policies I was denied coverage. They said it was not under it's formulary. I finally had my Dr. Write me an Rx for 30 mg Oxycodone IR To match the dosage strength of the Oxy ER. While this is sort of a hassle it really helps my cancer pain. Best of luck . . . Quincy

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You can try to get PA from

You can try to get PA from your Dr.

Last month my pharmacy (insurance) couldn't fill my oxyCONTIN and I had to rely on my oxyCODONE (IR) for several days as I waited on my Drs office getting PA. It did work, and after only 2 and 1/2 days my prescrition was ready.

Good luck!

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Prior Authorization. . . PA

For some reason, probably due to the fact that my wife is a CP rather than a cancer patient like myself, Humana would not accept her doctors PA fot the $655 per month OxyContin but did accept my cancer centers PA for Fentora @ $12,450 per month. Go figure.

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Your Dr can also provide you

Your Dr can also provide you with a oxycontin prescription discount card..I just recently was prescribed zohydro 20mg twice a day along with a measly oxycodone 20mg #90 n oxycontin 40mg #60 which BARELY helps..I'm still in search for a Dr to give me the oxyir 30s like I used to get but u unfortunately never know what those whacked out drs r going to give u when u get there n you've already discharged from ur previous pain dr!!!!!!! I hate even referring to them as pain drs all they r is glorified drug dealers with God complexes!!!!!!!! they don't care about the patients all they care about is the money and that's it!!!!!!!!

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HiyaPains My Name . . .

Same here, friend. I'm glad that I don't have to deal with PMDs like my wife does, we've been through 5 of them in 4 years. Either their licenses were suspended for trying to help their patients by Rxing the proper amount of opiated for their individual pain levels or they were too afraid of the DEA and the Pharmaceutical med board to Rx anything besides Tramadol or Nucynta. These are both worthless and way too expensive in my book. 

I have cancer pain so they let me ask for the strength I need. One thing about this laissez faire attitude is that you learn   Real quick that no amount of opiate is gonna get rid of all the pain. Best of luck . . . Q

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to quincy

that whole DEA *#?&&$** they give u is all an excuse to try n get u to take those USELESS  procedures so they can bill the ???$* outta ur insurance!!!! they know if they have a patient who truly has pain and its medically documented like u have MRI's X-Ray's EMG's Nerve Conduction tests surgery reports and u take the drug tests n pass em they have no worries the DEA cant touch em as long as the patient is legitamitely injured!!!! im sick of bein Rx'd the low mg &*&? while ppl r coming in wit their toddlers complaining they have post birth back pain and r gettn oxyir 30s #180 oxycontin 60mg #90 comin in without a care in the world the drs dont bother them at all!!!!!!!!! worst part is theyre not even halfway outa the office n theyre already calling ppl saying hey i got it how many do u want ill give u it 4 17$ each if u get the whole script....i told the dr about the patients who i heard saying that n he didnt do or say &*&?!!!!!!!!! i just wnt a good pain dr whos gnna give me what i desperately need 2 manage my pain n improve my quality of life.......

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I've been watching your

I've been watching your posts, painismyname. I have to ask, what exactly is it that YOU would prescribe YOURSELF to make all your pain go away? Regardless of how many drugs you think you need, you seem to always think the only thing that will do you any good is a Dr who has "loose" prescribing habits. 

You asked for a good pain management dr in your area, and I told you all you need to know: go to google, type in "your city & pain management", and go from there. You seem to hate the idea that therapy could help, or that any drugs other than opiates will ease your pain.

Tough love here, but buck up. You will never be pain free, regardless of the amount of meds you receive. Chronic pain patients know that, and we don't all come on here and complain that dr's are idiots. Dr's know what they are doing. By the way, where I live, buprenorphine is gaining more and more acceptance as a first line opioid medication, because it works. 

 

Memo to other users on the forums- please do not PM anyone the names of Dr's who are less than reputable. 

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painismyname

 Exactly gtrplayer. If you notice the end of the posters name you see 

bang (ban g).

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Thanks Goat

That post just managed to stir me up, having gone with no sleep and reading what sounded like another one of those "My Dr won't give me XYZ, but I'm in pain and know what works blah blah blah."

Glad you came down with the hammer. I've not been on much at all snice my dog passed. Been 2 months now and I'm still missing him more and more each day. God I'd give anything to have him back with me. I just feel like a shell of myself. I loved that dog more than I loved most people. Sorry man, I'm ranting. As you can see by the time stamp, I'm still not abe to sleep because I am missing having my buddy right next to me.

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sorry to hear about your friend

 I have a few fish as pets. They are the only pet I am willing to provide for. My sleep is way off as well....being shorted on FTD again---take care bro