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   Posted 10/23/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't believe some companies. They make a product then market that product heavily and then turn around and are unable to get the product to market in enough quantity to meet demand.

It is one thing if that product was something like the Snuggie but when it is a medication it is something else all together.

I just learned tonight that it is going to be mid November, at the earliest, before 50mg Nucynta tablets resume shipping to pharmacies, and given that this med is one of those non-preferred drugs on my insurance that has to be pre-approved, which will take a week or two more, it is going to be at pushing December before I get it (maybe) since the pharmacy won't go ahead and submit it to the insurance company until they have it in stock and can fill the script.

Before anyone asks or suggests I have already called every pharmacy in 30 miles of here and no one has it in stock.

Truly unbelievable.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 10/23/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to say that it makes me curious if there's more to the picture with this med. I know you've read all the issues with it in the other threads, but I wonder if some problem with production could be related to adverse reactions being reported? Course, it's hard to know that. Maybe check out the fda and see if any problems have been reported there. Just a thought.


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   Posted 10/24/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember when Palladone (Dilaudid ER) and some versions of fentanyl patches were pushed heavily and then suddenly "disappeared". By disappear, I mean that people who drank trace amounts of alcohol or took Palladone with another med were dying and the fentanyl patches were releasing huge amounts of the drug when hot and wet and people dying from that. As PAlady said, there was probably some sort of recall or change needed due to adverse reactions.

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   Posted 10/24/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it's more likely that they jumped in too fast and didn't have enough for the population...people want to try anything for pain relief and they might not have been ready for what they really needed....

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen                                                                   


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   Posted 10/24/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
The possibility that some issue with this medication has come to the attention of the maker has come to mind, but also knowing how business often does things it is also very likely they sent out the horses without loading the wagons too.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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