Venting: Oxycodone Shortage!
There is a nationwide oxycodone shortage. NO ONE has any. To make matters worse, everyone is telling a different story. One pharmacy blamed the FDA and their "guidelines" as to how much of the med can be made. Another blamed a recall. One told my dh that there was a "problem with a precursor" to the drug. News articles are also confusing. Most blame the FDA, but some seem to doubt there's even a shortage at all. The FDA itself denied it until a few days ago. Their website now acknowledges the shortage, but no one seems to know when it will end.
I knew none of this, until this weekend. I tried to get my RX filled. No dice. One pharmacist told me point blank to get an RX for something else...no one knows when this will end.
Hey, great idea! At least it's something. So I start calling my doctor this morning. He isn't in. I am told to speak to the prescription coordinator (a useless person, as I know from long experience with him). His voice mail is full. I call again and again. The voice mail remains full, and the receptionists are at a loss as to how to help me.
I decide to try again after lunch, as sometimes the Prescription Dick will clear his messages then.
Not once of the half-dozen times that I spoke to a receptionist, did any of them tell me that THE MOTHER FUCKING OFFICE WAS CLOSING AT 1PM FOR THE HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WTF? It's President's Day, people. Since when did doctor's offices close for THAT? These assholes were open all day New Year's, but President's Day? Nope, gotta take off for THAT!
I'm going down there in the morning and I am not leaving without a prescription for SOMETHING. If they give me a hassle about my pain management contract and no substitutions and whatnot, I will kindly point out that I would take the meds IF ANYONE HAD THE FUCKING THINGS.
It's either that, or admit me, because I can't do this another night. The later it gets, the worse it gets. I am scared shitless right about now, and all I have is some nasty morphine cough syrup left over from the last time I had pneumonia.
I hate the FDA today. How hard could it be to unclench and let them make some more pills??????