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16 hours ago, vetquest said:

Well guys, I have some good news like broncovet.  I went to my VA doc for my once a year physical and asked him about a special medication.  The VA sent me to a doctor on the outside who approved the medication, I am still waiting for the decision the VA but just that they did this is an improvement over what we normally get.


Just curious ,  this VA Dr could not tell you about his special medication? and the VA Referred you to outside Dr..to explain this medication to you?and  prescribe it?

or the VA don't have this ''special medication''?and they out-sourced you to a private Dr  to be able to get this  special medication?

 or maybe I. not understanding this?

I know some times the VA don't have a certain medication that the Veteran may need and get out side source referral.

it seem my VA don't like to use outside referrals grrrr  or  Maybe this  new Mission Act in effect June 6th 2019 is helping out?


I had a outside referral a few years ago for a colonoscopy  because they (VA ) was booked up 3 months in advance and my PCP put in for an outside source  and they called me set it up...which was fine by me  I got it done within a week.

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This special medication is AMOVIG.  It works by blocking the calcitonin gene peptide receptor. It has been approved by the FDA last year.  It is expensive.  

I learned about this medication from my civilian doctor.  I am being prescribed by my civilian doctor but if the VA picks up the tab that would be great.  But it is not on the formulary.  I believe they sent me to an outside neurologist because they shut down the neurology department for my hospital.

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Just my opinion here  but  some  veterans are just blessed with the right Dr's at the right time, most VA Dr's would not do what your Dr did.

Its Good you got the Idea from Jim Strickland he is a great guy.

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