gee im glad I don't have to go thru the same amount of run around you guys do
for my patches I had to sign a contract with the drugs of dependence authority and my dr here is Australia and that was it .
I go to his rooms every 3 months and I get enough scripts for my patches to cover that time same with my break thru meds . he always asked how many bt meds I take a day but never have I had to bring them in or have them counted . ive never had to have a urine test at all. he asked how im coping as we are still playing with dosages on my norspan patches ;butrans" to you guys .
I suspect I will end up in a pain clinic soon but even that works different I think to the way it is over there as it is things like endone "oxycontin" he cant prescribe long term but if I go to a pain clinic and they work out a plan what ever they recommend for me he can then write up for me with there approval .
insurance has nothing to do with what they can or cant subscribe here if your on disability what ever you are prescribed a lot of it is covered and only cost you 5 dollars a script under medicare ..however myself I was on disability but when I met my partner she earned to much so I got kicked of the pension along with cheap meds as its means tested here. I can still get my meds but I have to pay full price for them im lucky we are in a situation where we can afford it . its interesting reading how our health system differ so much . don't worry ours have plenty of flaws in as well . say I need a hip replacement I could wait yrs for my turn to come up for it . but I have private health care I could see a surgeon on a Monday and have a new hip by Friday but you pay for the privilege I pay around 150 dollars a month for private health care .
reading some of the stories on here im glad I live down under