Cuomo’s Hydroxychloroquine Executive Order is crap

Cuomo’s Hydroxychloroquine Executive Order is crap

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?!

I couldn’t believe what he was telling me.  So after I got off the phone with him and cussed up a storm, I did a little research on what Slime Ball Cuomo decreed.

Either I misheard him, or my pharmacist was only partly correct.  Cuomo’s executive order does limit Hydroxychloroquine to those with a COVID-19 diagnosis.  But he is permitting those of us with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus to get a prescription as well – with one great big caveat.

The asshole has limited us to a 14-day supply with no refills.

Because a fourteen day supply will totally treat a long-term, incurable disease like Lupus!

What a terrific plan, you incompetent clown.

Now you see why I call Andrew Cuomo a slime ball?

I was near tears when I spoke to my pharmacist.  I kept telling him, “I’m not mad at you!  If I sound angry, it isn’t because I’m angry with you.”

Because I’m not mad at my pharmacist.  I’m mad at that monstrous idiot Andrew Cuomo.

And from the sounds of it, I’m thinking my pharmacist isn’t particularly happy with him either.

Fact is, I can’t go weeks without Plaquenil.  Good grief, due to a series of unfortunate events this past winter, I went four days without it, and by the fourth day, I could barely walk.  I was in constant agonizing pain.

If I am unable to refill my prescription for weeks … good heavens, I don’t even want to think about it.  And a fourteen day supply with no refills isn’t going to do a damn thing but delay the agony by fourteen days.

I’m so angry right now, if Cuomo does have a nipple ring, I’d like to rip it out with a pair of pliers.

Update:

Success (ish)! The nurse in my rheumatologist’s office got back to me. She found a pharmacy not two miles from my house that has some in stock. She is sending a prescription to them right away. I just called the pharmacy to give them all my info and they’ll be calling me once the scrip is filled.

Now, I imagine it will only be a 14-day supply since that’s what the Prescription Nazi has commanded. But hopefully by the time I get through it, my regular pharmacy will have gotten their order in and can fill a prescription for me as well.

Update 2:

I picked up my prescription, and it was a full 30-day supply! I don’t know if pharmacies just haven’t implemented the Prescription Nazi’s edict yet or if they’re just telling him to blow it out his pie-hole. Either way, I am set for the month. Thank heaven!

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14 thoughts on “Cuomo’s Hydroxychloroquine Executive Order is crap

  • April 2, 2020 at 2:01 pm
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    Sorry to here that. There’s got to be a mistake. No sane person would deny necessary medicine to people who must have it to live normally. Yet I think Cuomo has become obsessed with the power

  • April 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm
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    I wish there was something I could do. I don’t know what he was thinking when he did this

  • April 2, 2020 at 2:26 pm
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    I’m so mad, I could rip off Cuomo’s nipple studs for you….. with a hammer or garden sheers….whatever is handy.

    • April 2, 2020 at 2:37 pm
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      Hell, even if he doesn’t have a nipple piercing, I’ll just target the damn nipple with a Black and Decker course-grain sander.

      • April 2, 2020 at 8:55 pm
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        That is too good for the creep. Cancel his library card.

  • April 2, 2020 at 3:50 pm
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    And they call Chris “Fredo”? Sounds like they’re both up for the moniker.

  • April 2, 2020 at 4:49 pm
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    And you somehow managed to channel your (completely righteous & justified) rage into creating not one but two great photoshops.

    You have my admiration & sympathy. If I was a NY resident I would be on the phone to my state rep right now giving them an earful on you behalf.

    What a twerp!

  • April 2, 2020 at 4:59 pm
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    Maybe they should give you something harmless like Oxycodone.
    /sarc
    Ouch! The difference between genius and stupidity is that there are limits to genius.
    Good luck.

  • April 2, 2020 at 6:47 pm
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    sorry dianny, but they consider anyone with a long term incurable disease expendable,,,,,,,can you go the canadian route, or is this so bad you just may have to move,,,,I am so sorry and am praying for you, but if any of us tried to practice pharmacy or medicine without a license we would be in jail…you may have to start chugging tonic water all day, one bottle fever tree is 20-40mg quinine

  • April 2, 2020 at 7:05 pm
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    Have your pharmacist call down here to a local CVS in Myrtle Beach, SC. No issues here. I’ll pick it up and send it to you. Bet it would work.

  • April 3, 2020 at 9:27 pm
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    I don’t know why we can’t buy directly from the manufacturer. Prescription or not.

  • April 3, 2020 at 9:51 pm
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    @Meli, Meli, Meli — If you don’t know why we can’t buy directly from the manufacturer, then you don’t understand the two basic purposes of govt regulation: fill the diamond encrusted solid gold rice bowls of the well-connected crony campaign donors, and do everything possible to dig trenches in the path of any potential business competitors, and then fling poop at them.

    Just kidding. I’m frequently guilty of answering a good rhetorical question as though it were a real question. (-;

  • April 4, 2020 at 7:55 pm
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    I’m so glad this one had a happy(-ish) ending for now for you.

    I’d like to think there will be a broad rebellion against these insane tyrannical Governors, but their power madness derives from the folks who vote them in, the type who think, “government is corrupt, so let’s give it more power”

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