July 23, 2013
An update for our veterans,
We’re very happy to share the news that TRICARE has placed a message on their phone announcing they’ll continue to cover compounds for at least ninety more days. All of us here at Transdermal were very glad to hear that our veterans and their families will continue to receive our novel and effective pain medication.
For those of you that took the time and made the effort to contact your representatives and voice your opinion over this hasty decision – we’d like to thank you. Our team has worked very hard to reverse a ruling that we felt was capricious and ill-conceived. We teamed with industry leaders and trade groups to resolve this issue. In addition, Transdermal’s ownership flew to Washington D.C. to personally speak with members of Congress on our veteran’s behalf. We’re very happy that everyone’s efforts have resulted in a small extension to this deadline. Our goal is to make this extension permanent.
Our medications are safe, extremely effective and avoid the problems associated with treating pain through traditional, oral medications. We’re excited to be on the leading edge of the treatment of chronic, debilitative pain while avoiding the complications of opioid and narcotic use, drug interactions or side-effects of NSAIDs such as GI toxicity and bleeding. We’re also thrilled to be able to help treat pain through the use of a custom-compounded, topical medication so you don’t have to “take another pill.”
We encourage you to call toll-free 1-877-581-5444 and refill your prescription if needed. We’ll ship the prescription to you via USPS Priority Mail and we’ll pay the shipping. In addition, we encourage you to call TRICARE as well as your Congressman and Senator to let them know that, while you’re happy with this short extension, you encourage them to permanently remove any obstruction to this novel and effective way of treating your chronic pain. Rest assured, we’ll continue working hard to convince those with the power that our veterans and their families, after all they’ve sacrificed, should have this safe and effective medication – permanently.
Again, from all of us here at Transdermal, thank you for everything you and your family have done to make this nation the greatest on earth. Your sacrifice and dedication to our protection and freedom has not gone unnoticed, or unappreciated, by any of us here. We’re honored you’ve chosen us as a part of your caregiving team. We pledge to continue working hard to earn and retain your respect and to serve those who have served us with such devotion and commitment.
The Team at Transdermal Therapeutics