Patriot Retort: I mentioned in my post “And suddenly nobody knows how prescriptions work” that I take 400 mg of Hydroxychloroquine every day to treat my Lupus. My rheumatologist prescribed it for me four years ago when my Lupus diagnosis was finally confirmed.
Yesterday, with just two days of meds remaining, I phoned in refills for both Hydroxychloroquine and my immunosuppressant. I have five refills on each scrip. And this morning before I left to go pick them up, my gut told me “call ahead, Dianny.” I never call ahead. But, since history has taught me never ignore my gut, I called ahead.
Good thing I did. Because my refill for Plaquenil was not available.
The pharmacist told me that the pharmacy has been unable to get a reorder of their supply of Hydroxychloroquine for two weeks now. Pharmacies can’t get it. Period.
He said every day they put in an order; and every day their order doesn’t come.
Then he told me more bad news.
Governor Cuomo issued an executive order limiting prescriptions of Hydroxychloroquine to those with a COVID-19 diagnosis.
Excuse my French, but are you fucking kidding me?!