Update on my husband’s kidney medication, or lack of it.

No call back from the doctor’s office yesterday, so first thing this morning, I phoned again.  I was told they were working on it, and that I would get a call back by 3 p.m.  If I hadn’t received one, then to phone them back again.

I got a phone call around 12.40 p.m. to say that there are only the 2 medications, one too expensive, and the other one on backlog at all the pharmacies I tried.  The doctor had said to apply for a 30 day sample of the $1,106.09 one.  They had filled in part of it, but they needed our gross Income Tax amount for last year.

I asked if I could come down with the tax return, as I was going to boxing at 3 p.m., and this is just around the corner from there.  No, my husband had to come with me, as they needed his signature.

I drove down shortly after the phone call, and I told my husband the figure to enter on the form. He dated, and signed it, and we were done.  I asked if the manufacturer would continue with the medication after the 30 day supply.  She said ‘No’, and hopefully the other one will be in stock by then.  I have to control my husband’s potassium intake, which I have done for years, and hopefully one or other of these medications will arrive in the near future.

I will write a post when we get either one.  I know that we will qualify for the expensive one, as a year of the meds would take half of our yearly income.

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20 comments

  1. Sometimes pharmaceutical companies have drug discount programs, which doctors may not know about. Have you tried contacting the manufacturer directly? Good luck!

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  2. We wish you will get both the 30 day supply and the regular one. As someone indicated, sometimes manufacturers have discount programs. I am so frustrated to know that such important meds can be out of stock. I hope this is only temporary.

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