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Re: UPDATED: GlaxoSmithKline Recalling Ventolin Inhalers for Possible Package Leakage

Jen ·
@kieora Were you able to get everything worked out with GlaxoSmithKline?
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Re: UPDATED: GlaxoSmithKline Recalling Ventolin Inhalers for Possible Package Leakage

Jen ·
@5dr80 Were you able to get everything sorted out?
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Leona ·
I have suffered with asthma for 40 years now. I have used Ventolin for at least 35 years. I am no longer able to get ventolin as I am told by the pharmacy it is on "back order" I have tried proair and a generic ventolin called apotex. NEITHER of these work for me. At 50.00 a pop ( that is with insurance) it is very expensive to try these new inhalers only to find they don't work as well as Ventolin. GSK..... Please bring back Ventolin !!!!! This is not like it is an elective drug...... I...
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

deebee3 ·
Have you tried calling around to different pharmacies? Because of the recall it probably put the stock on back order. The same thing happened to my daughter's medication and I had to sit and call every pharmacy til I found one that happened to have some in stock. Good luck.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

deebee3 ·
The Proair doesn't work for me but works for my daughter. Everyone is different. Unfortunately the insurance companies will NOT approve the medicines that asthmatics need even though our life depends on them. Diabetics have the same problem. If the government wants to change anything, it's how asthmatics are treated by insurance companies!
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Carrottop50 ·
I can only use the Ventolin and the Ins. won't cover it now and gave me Pro Air and it doesn't work for me! Now I don't have an inhaler that works and I'm 66 with Asthma and Bronchitis and a heart condition. The Ins. doesn't care if you drop dead! My doctor did a prior authorization for the Ventolin and they denied because it's not on the formulary list anymore! My cousin said to contact the manufacturer. Does anyone know if that works? I can't afford over $56 for one inhaler since on...
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Allison ·
Hi Carrottop50, I'm sorry that is happening. Is your doctor willing to appeal the denial? You can try contacting the manufacturer also. There are resources in our blog post, What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines , that explain more.
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K8sMom2002 ·
Welcome, Carrottop50 ... I agree with Allison that the blog post What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines can give you some other ideas. Also, does your pharmacist or doctor recommend that you use a spacer with the newly prescribed inhaler? If so, I would try it before you give up on the inhaler. Several of our members have talked about how spacers really help to get the medication down into your lungs.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Jen ·
Hi carrotttop50, Welcome to AAFA support forums. Let us know if the resources below are helpful.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Je720768 ·
I'm severely allergic to peanuts and cannot use proair. Pro air is manufacture it on the line that has peanut contamination. Whereas ventilon isn't. I am on social security and I cannot afford that price. However maybe it's the part D drug plan you have. If you were to change up you might be able to get it covered. Or your doctor should be getting samples .my doc provides me with samples .
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Jen ·
Hi @Je720768 - Welcome to AAFA's asthma support community. I'm glad that your doctor is able to provide you with samples of the Ventolin. Stop by our support forums and tell us about your asthma triggers and how you manage to avoid them. I know that can be a challenge for many of our members.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Carrottop50 ·
I had to have my sister send me money to get the Ventolin inhaler that I need. I told my doctor off since he wouldn't do the appeal and said that I could pay for it! I'm getting a new doctor! My doctor I had for 14yrs. Would have done the appeal, but she stopped practicing to teach. So this guy took over and he's lazy and horrible and doesn't do anything! I have one refill left and will have to pay for it, unless the new doctor does the prior authorazation and does it right. On Apr 5, 2017...
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Kathy P ·
Hi @Carrottop50 , sorry to hear that your medicine is no longer covered and that the doctor is unwilling to help with an appeal. We have a couple of resources that might you: What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines Health Insurance 101 for People With Asthma and Allergies (Video and Resources) I'd also like to invite you to our asthma forums where you can connect with others for support.
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K8sMom2002 ·
Carrottop50, hugs on the frustrating experience you've had. I hope the links that Kathy P has shared will help.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Carrottop50 ·
Thanks for the hugs and the info.! On Apr 5, 2017 4:58 PM, "Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America" < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Jen ·
@Je720768 How is your asthma doing in the warmer weather?
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Jen ·
@Carrottop50 Were you able to find a way to get some help with the cost of your medication?
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Carrottop50 ·
I got a new doctor and he did the prior authorization correctly and It was still denied. They want to know why I can't use it.I left a message for my doctor to do the appeal and tell them it doesn't work for me.I'm still using the inhaler that my sister sent me the money for. I still have to use my inhaler in hot weather here in Az. It's 115 and tomorrow 117 and we've had dangerously hot weather. We already broke the record of 120 from 23 yrs.ago. I stayed in for 2 weeks because dangerous...
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

K8sMom2002 ·
@Carrottop50 , that's scary and frustrating. Kathy P mentioned this blog post below, so you may have already checked it out. But if you haven't, definitely read up on What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines .
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Kathy P ·
@Carrottop50 That's really frustrating. I've run into issues where the insurance still denied coverage on a med even after the doc submitted the proper documentation. I'm currently fighting to get a nose spray covered. The one I want (had samples) works better than the others I've tried. Have you contacted the insurance company to ask if there is further documentation they need? What is the appeals process? Is there a patient advocate you can speak with? Has the doc considered trying the...
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

green881 ·
I want Beconase or Qnasl for my nose. I used Beconase CFC on and off from about 1975-2005 and it was always miracle. They discontinued it! Now they exclude it. It's a new trend I was reading that started about a year ago. You have to appeal for medical necessity, anyone done this successfully for INS (inhaled nasal steroids?) There is a lot of research saying untreated allergic rhinitis increases chance of hospital visit for asthma significantly.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Carrottop50 ·
I finally got my inhaler after my new doctor did the appeal!! It took alot of months and I kept calling and finally got results! On Aug 18, 2017 8:57 AM, "Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America" < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Kathy P ·
So glad you got your inhaler @Carrottop50 !
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Carrottop50 ·
Thanks! I've never had it take 6 months or more and was very stressful, but I thank God that I finally got it since I need it everytime I go outside! I'll keep praying that all of you get the results you need! On Aug 19, 2017 6:18 AM, "Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America" < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

K8sMom2002 ·
Woohoo! I'm so glad you got the medication that you needed! Way to go on sticking with it until you got what you needed!
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UPDATED: GlaxoSmithKline Recalling Ventolin Inhalers for Possible Package Leakage

AAFA Community Services ·
Note: As of May 16, 2017, GlaxoSmithKline expanded their recall. Additional lot numbers have been added below. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) issued a voluntary Class II recall on April 4, 2017 for three lots of Ventolin® HFA 200D Inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers as a precautionary measure. It is not a consumer recall.
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GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

AAFA Community Services ·
Some canisters may not contain sufficient propellant to deliver the labeled claim of 200 actuations through the end of shelf life.
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GSK to Offer Generic Version of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Inhaler

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is sharing this press release from GlaxoSmithKline to bring you the latest research news quickly. [PRESS RELEASE] GSK announces availability of Authorized Generic Albuterol Sulfate Inhaler for treatment or prevention of bronchospasm Effective, January 15, 2019, GSK announced the availability of an authorized generic (AG) of Ventolin HFA (albuterol sulfate) inhalation aerosol. The AG will be manufactured by GSK and distributed by Prasco LLC. The...
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Re: GSK to Offer Generic Version of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Inhaler

SteelyGrey ·
Trust me, GSK is not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts as they don't have hearts. Just another greedy pharmaceutical company bilking the american public. They are probably losing market share to TEVA Pharmaceutical who is based out of Jerusalem, Israel. TEVA got FDA approval for a bunch of generic drugs back in early 2018.and makes a both a commercial and generic version of an albuterol inhaler that is available now in the USA. I lost my job and insurance back in Dec 2017 and...
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Re: GSK to Offer Generic Version of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Inhaler

SteelyGrey ·
I just did a quick lookup using goodrx.com for the Generic of ProAir® HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol and it costs about $26 with their coupon at Walmart, Publix and CVS. Last time I bought a Ventolin without insurance it was $70 so the TEVA version is about 1/3 the price of Ventolin Same lookup for the highest dose of the Generic of AirDuo RespiClick and it comes up between $52-$60 using the goodrx coupon as well. Last Advair Diskus I bought without insurance was $236 with a...
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Re: GSK to Offer Generic Version of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Inhaler

will it have a counter? there is an issue with having hundreds of students with asthma in our school system and no counter in the back of the rescue inhaler.....do we guess if there is enough medication left? the inhalers go back and forth with the students in the high school so you don't know how many times they are being used, they can be out of medication or close to running out and we won't know until there is a problem.....with the younger ones, the parent usually brings in the inhaler...
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K8sMom2002 ·
That's a good question Georgianna! I'm not sure of the answer, but I am hopeful someone will be able to answer that for us sooner rather than later!
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K8sMom2002 ·
Georgianna, the full prescribing information leaflet that GSK linked to in the press release above says this: However, I will note that this looks like they have linked to the brand name Ventolin HFA prescribing leaflet. Since they say that the medication is the same and has the same instructions for use as the Ventolin HFA, I'm assuming that it will be the same with a counter.
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Re: GSK to Offer Generic Version of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Inhaler

K8sMom2002 ·
Georgianna, I wanted to follow up with this info. AAFA got confirmation from GSK that there is indeed a counter on the generic device.
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