I hope this email finds you well.
Don't forget to register for Thursday night's web meeting with Dr. Rosalind Ramsey Godlman. If you can, please forward your questions to me ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Government Stimulus Package was passed and we received a guide (courtesy of the amazing Patricia Canessa, MA, MBA,PhD,): the Government Stimulus Guide. I thought it was helpful information .
We are getting fewer questions about obtaining refills for hydroxychloroquine or Plaquenil. I wanted to keep the information easily accessible for those who are still having trouble:
We have 2 primary suggestions:
- Start your refill process early. Your pharmacy may need to contact other pharmacies to complete your order.
- Don't take no for an answer. Ask the pharmacist to order drugs from another store, find another pharmacy chain that will fill the prescription, find out when the pharmacy gets another shipment in, etc. (see the example below).
Unfortunately there is not one pharmacy we can recommend that has the drug. Here's what we know about the major pharmacies to check:
- Walgreens is filling refills and individuals with new prescriptions can get only 14 days.
The feedback I'm getting is that pharmacies are prioritizing refills and turning new prescriptions away.
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Please contact us with your questions and concerns. We are here to give you the most up to date information.
Together we'll get through this. Together we make a difference.
Mary Dollear, President, Lupus Society of Illinois