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Its going to be a very slow change. Italy has been around for a long time. America is new.Don't get me wrong, but we have a lot to accomplish in this country.It is going to take a while.
I love you, but you are blinding yourself. Healthcare systems around the world did not exist as serious public organisation before the mid 20th century.Its going to be a very slow change. Italy has been around for a long time. America is new.Don't get me wrong, but we have a lot to accomplish in this country.It is going to take a while.
Yes, our health system last not from Roman Empire's times... in Italy there are politic men like our president Silvio Berlusconi that look to american health system ... well, I do not know if it is because he is one of the richest men in Italy... I do know, i tried to be ironic...I love you, but you are blinding yourself. Healthcare systems around the world did not exist as serious public organisation before the mid 20th century.
Canada is not much older than the USA, Salem is almost as old as Quebec city, and do have a much better health care system.
Other newer countries like Finland do have a yet much more complete social coverage. So after more than 300 years, a modern country should be able to better care for its people than France use to do until very recently. Finding a worst example is no excuse. ;-)
But hey who am I to talk I just happen to have lived in a few countries.
I don't think there is a generic for methsuximide.. it's too new.. I think i would try a so new drug only if my epilepsy could not be controlled by old drugs..I am on a new drug that has only been out for about 3 years and the paper work says only to take the brand name methsuximide.
Methsuximide is the generic name, theI don't think there is a generic for methsuximide.. it's too new.. I think i would try a so new drug only if my epilepsy could not be controlled by old drugs..
Katie Morgan and her mom Janet spend a lot of quailty time together. The 28-year-old cannot wait to finally get her own driver's license. Diagnosed with epilespy when she was eight, her seizures have been the major road block to getting one.
Kathleen Morgan said, "You're a teenager, you're 16 and all your friends are getting your licenses and you're not, it's very disappointing."
In 2007, she had been seizure free for 14 months.
K. Morgan said, "I had the manual, I was studying and I was just so ready to take the test."
But about six months ago, the seizures came back.
K. Morgan said, "Yeah I was frustrated."
Frustrated, after realizing she received a refill of the generic form of Zonegran that was from a different manufacturer than the one she had been taking. Mom, Janet who is a nurse in the neurology department at Albany Med, pinpointed the problem quickly.
Janet Morgan said, "It was when the change went from one generic to another generic."
Most drugs out there have multiple generic substitutes, that are often much cheaper and just as effective as the brand name. In fact New York law requires the substitution to be made. Neurologist Dr. Michael Gruenthal says it's a lot different when you're talking about drugs that deal with epilepsy or other neurological conditions.
Dr. Gruenthal said, "In each pill there are so-called non-medicinal ingredients as well."
Which he says can change the way the body absorbs each type of pill even though it's the same drug. In the case of Katie, a switch from one generic to another was the wrong move. This year, what's called the Patient Protection Act, was introduced in the state legislature.
Dr. Gruenthal said, "It would allow physicians in combination with their patients to decide on a case by case basis. Is this going to be safe for me or not."
Currently the only way doctors can ensure their patients get a specific brand medication is to write DAW or dispense as written on the bottom of the prescription but there's no way for the doctor to specify a certain type of generic drug.
Dr. Gruenthal said, "There's no way to control which generic, which version of a generic they're going to get."
The legislation never passed. but Katie and her mom continue to fight.
J. Morgan said, "It's still, people are unaware of what the effects epilepsy does to a person."
Katie's back on the right form of Zonegran, and has been seizure free for six months.
K. Morgan said, "It's so nice to wake up and not to have had a seizure during the night and be rested and not have had one during the day and continue on to the next day."
The best part is after one year of no seizures, she can get a driver's license.
K. Morgan said, "I'm halfway, halfway there, again."
Bingo! You said it!The epilepsy foundation states that if you are already taking a brand name epilepsy drug stay on it. I am so mad because my seizures are changing and the just changed me to a generic brand.It is Keppra. It better all be brand or they can keep it. I have had epilepsy way to long to take any chances any more.