Reply To: Concerta in 2018

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lindahoustonlaw
Participant

CVS DISPENSING ACTAVIS ONLY TO PATIENTS WITH MEDICAID

My daughter began taking Concerta Brand last October and in December we went to a different pharmacy and we were able to get the authorized generic by Actavis (which is bio-identical and has the same delivery system as Brand Concerta by Janseen). During open season, I signed up for a $300.00 policy for my daughter (alone) so that the Actavis would be covered). It is the delivery system that made Concerta/Actavis work so well for my daughter, who is in high school and has homework late into the evening.

Well when went to get my first prescription of the new year. I was told (and have it in writing) that CVS would only authorize the Trigen brand and that CVS was reserving the authorized generic – same as Brand Concerta for individuals with Medicaid.

This does not even seem legal. What has been others experience with CVS and Actavis
Does anyone know which pharmacy I can get Actavis Brand for my daughter.