Posted 30 August 2000 - 01:58 PM
Thanks to all for your help and sorry to alarm you. The post by bhaize really scared me, so I contacted another pharmacist AND the comapny that makes Librax, ICN Phramaceuticals. Here is the response from ICN:Thank you for your internet inquiry. This product was purchased by ICN and theNDC number has changed. We do not intend to discontinue manufacturing thisproduct. The new NDC # is 00187-4100-10. Librax is in stock and available atthis time.Apparently the confusion with my doc and the pharmacy must have stemmed from the fact that Roche sold the rights to Librax to ICN not long ago. If the pharmacy tried to order from Roche, they would have been told Librax was discontinued. The reply I got from the pharmacist at drugstore.com also stated that both the name-brand and generic forms are made by ICN. Just for reference, for those of you with crummy prescription coverage, she quoted me the following prices from ICN: Librax, 60 capsules, $109.61; generic form, 60 caps, $10.96. Same drug, same company. In addition, several other companies make the generic (Rugby, Eon Labs, Qualitest, and Schein). I didn't mean to alarm anyone yesterday, but with my doc and pharmacist both telling me Librax was off the market, I was understandably VERY concerned. I figured if anyone would know about this, you guys would. By the way, my pharmacist is located IN A HOSPITAL! You would think they would have better info on these things. Anyway, thanks again. I think I'll celebrate now by taking my morning pill.