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STROHECKERS UNABLE TO SHIP TO 4 STATES - Article written by Nick with follow-up information by Ronald Dulwick of Stroheckers
Watson wins approval for generic testosterone product - Preface by Nick with link to article information
STROHECKER'S UNABLE TO SHIP TO 4 STATES by Nick with follow-up information by Ronald Dulwick of Stroheckers
I discovered Strohecker's wasn't able to ship to Virginia on Feb 21, 2009. A friend who lives there called and left a voice mail message, telling me he could no longer get his T from Strohecker's.
At the same time, I received an email from a T-Male visitor from Tennessee, who informed me he was no longer able to get his compounded T from Strohecker's
I called and left a message for Ron at Strohecker's, Sunday Feb. 22, 2009, telling him what I had heard asking him to call me back with all information or email it to me.
On Monday, Feb 23, 2009, Ron called and told me he sent pertinent information to the email address I provided him in my message.
In it he wrote:
2855-A S.W. Patton Road, Portland OR, 97201
Tel: (503) 222-4822 Fax: (503) 222-4868
In 2006, unbeknownst to me (until I discovered Strohecker's wasn't able to ship to certain states on Feb 23, 2009), the FDA lifted the ban on generic mass produced testosterone, allowing Watson to regain production of generic testosterones.
I should have kept an eye out for this but, failed to do so. My apologies.
The good news is, you can now get generic testosterone at almost any pharmacy and most insurance will cover it, however, there will be exceptions.
Call around locally and ask for prices.
However, don't forget about Strohecker's. They've been good to us so, if you find generic T is too expensive, give them a call.
Products being made in generic form:
Testosterone Cypionate (in cotton seed oil)
Testosterone Enanthate (in sesame oil with an additive that allows this type to bond to a different molecule in the body)
Note: The Feds stopped Watson from producing a generic version of Andro-gel, this year so, only injectable testosterone is available in generic form.
In short, on September 10, 1998 the #1 maker of generic T, Steris Laboratories, Inc., a division of Schein Pharmaceutical, Inc, blew it for the generic T market. The FDA moved against them for not keeping accurate records on quality assurance of the products, which necessitated a ban being placed on all generic testosterone production. All stock was seized and the well went dry.
This caused an incredible problem for AIDs patients and Transmen.
I remember that time well.
A frantic search began to find an alternative to name brand testosterones, which were out of most of our price ranges.
This is when smaller pharmacies started producing compounded versions of the name brand testosterones, mainly Testosterone Cypionate. Stroheckers had always produced their version but production exploded when the ban began.
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