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IamGimli

join:2004-02-28
Canada
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reply to I_H8_Spam

Re: Abusable Oxycontin Pulled - Redux

If they REALLY want to prevent abuse then the pressure should be on Purdue Pharma to renounce their patents on OxyNeo instead of legislating their monopoly on that market beyond the original patent.

This is nothing but an attempt by big pharma to restrict the market beyond what is allowed in Canada using emotional arguments.


corster
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join:2002-02-23
Gatineau, QC
said by IamGimli:

If they REALLY want to prevent abuse then the pressure should be on Purdue Pharma to renounce their patents on OxyNeo instead of legislating their monopoly on that market beyond the original patent.

This is nothing but an attempt by big pharma to restrict the market beyond what is allowed in Canada using emotional arguments.

Agree 100%.

Doctors can still prescribe OxyNeo rather than Generic OxyContin, and Pharmacies likely won't even stock the new generics (special order only) to deal with the holdup threat.


I_H8_Spam

join:2004-03-10
St Catharines, ON
said by corster:

Agree 100%.

Doctors can still prescribe OxyNeo rather than Generic OxyContin, and Pharmacies likely won't even stock the new generics (special order only) to deal with the holdup threat.

Special order is simply a keystroke on the inventory computer, all you need is the narcotic dispensing privilege contained in the OCAP license, the only requirement is your pharmacy manager (narcotic manager) is in good standing with the college.

There is far more in a pharmacy lockbox then just oxycontin, and there is a holdup threat regardless.

Morphine, Deremol, Hydromorph, Perc's, ect ect.

If a DR write the RX the pharmacy will fill it, why would they want the business going elsewhere? it's a high competition business, built around a relationship of familiarity.
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corster
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join:2002-02-23
Gatineau, QC
I can't speak for elsewhere, but the major chains like Rexall in Ottawa stopped stocking OxyContin at store level a couple years ago, even before it was pulled from the shelves by Purdue.

They kept it warehoused off-site - the day or two delay in filling the prescriptions helped them weed out fraudulent ones, and not having it in inventory stops people from holding you up for it.


nitzguy
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join:2002-07-11
Sudbury, ON
said by corster:

I can't speak for elsewhere, but the major chains like Rexall in Ottawa stopped stocking OxyContin at store level a couple years ago, even before it was pulled from the shelves by Purdue.

They kept it warehoused off-site - the day or two delay in filling the prescriptions helped them weed out fraudulent ones, and not having it in inventory stops people from holding you up for it.

Same here in Sudbury, but it was all of the pharmacies...there were some pretty brazen and high profile hold-ups so they went to this system.....

It really cut down on the amount of pharmacies being robbed, they didn't even care about the money, they went for the drugs....take away that supply and well, they go back to easy sources of money, which a pharmacy is not one of because they deal with typically electronic billing for drugs so probably don't have a substantial amount of cash in the till.....

I don't know what the solution is on this one...but that's why OxyNeo was fulfilled in the first place because the patent was running out on OxyContin...

Anywho, that's big business...what are you going to do.


FiReSTaRT
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join:2010-02-26
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reply to corster
said by corster:

I can't speak for elsewhere, but the major chains like Rexall in Ottawa stopped stocking OxyContin at store level a couple years ago, even before it was pulled from the shelves by Purdue.

They kept it warehoused off-site - the day or two delay in filling the prescriptions helped them weed out fraudulent ones, and not having it in inventory stops people from holding you up for it.

I'm glad I didn't go to them when I was involved in a car accident a few years back. Day or two lol In any case I had pisspoor service from Rexall pharmacists in general and the opposite from Shopper's. Guess who gets my business now. (in all honesty, not a lot of business, thank God, but I'll become a fogey eventually )
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