Reply To: WARNING – A new generic Methylphenidate Er tab hit the market in December 2016

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The problem may be with the pharmacy, by law the pharmacy is supposed to be required to contact the doctor to ask specifically if the doc gives permission for a non AB rated (non equivalent) medication to be dispensed. Pharmacy’s often do NOT do this even though it required by law. Also some pharmacies have the medication listed wrong on their computers, I called one that said that a generic was AB rated in their computer but that generic is actually not equivalent. So check if the pharmacy has documentation that they called the doctor, ask the doctor if the pharmacy actually did call (since the pharmacies are probably lying since they are not doing this) and check whether they have the medication correctly listed as AB rated or BX rated. If the pharmacy made a mistake and dispensed a non AB rated med without approval you may have a lawsuit against the pharmacy.