I wrote a post about a prescription my husband’s nephrologist wanted him to take at a cost of $1,106.09 for a 30 day supply. I still didn’t have an answer when writing that one.
Since then the nephrologist wrote a prescription for a generic drug that would bring down his potassium levels. I put it into Walgreen’s drugstore. It was on back order. I have been phoning them every other day. Still no joy.
So Friday I contacted the nephrologist’s office. I was told to phone other pharmacies and see if they had it, and then it could be transferred. So I tried C.V.S. and Wal-Mart just to name a couple, and they are all waiting on it for their patients.
The receptionist said that the doctor wouldn’t be in until Tuesday, and if I had a problem to call back. Looks like I will be starting from scratch again tomorrow.
The problem is my husband’s kidneys can’t process the potassium, so it is left in the kidneys, doing even more damage.
If I could get passed the receptionist, and speak to the doctor he may be able to apply for help, with the brand new medication. Who are we? Just the little guys trying to do the best we can for our health.