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Old 01-30-2008, 09:54 AM
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Default Seroflo= Generic Advair

What have you heard about this drug. I looked it up online and minus the delivery system it is identical to Advair and Docs are asking about it. Anyone have any further info on its availability in the US? This is really scary. Could be a serious threat to GSK.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:05 PM
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Look you are the same clown who posted this the other day. Seroflo is a generic form of Advair. I believe it is only in INDIA! Not the USA. It can not be sold legally in any country that adheres to patent laws.

You are not scaring anyone. No one really cares as you can see.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:32 AM
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Actually, it is scary because it can be purchased by individuals in the US and anyone who has access to a computer can get information about it-- Dumbass. For those of us selling Advair---it is important to have the facts so we can address concerns when it is brought up. If it hadnt been an issue, no one would have taken the time to post. To the original poster......it isnt available in the US yet and it would be important for Docs to tell their patients it is inadvisable to order ANYTHING out of the US due to lack of regulation of these generic products. Hope that helps you in your selling efforts. Ignore the idiots who only want to post negativity and not offer any real suggestions.
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:54 PM
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When and if a generic is approved in the US--GSK will have something else to take its place. You still have a good 3 years to sell advair before that happens. There is some rumor about a company in NC--but noone is worried about it at this point. As management says, keep selling whats in your bag now.
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:07 PM
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Look you are the same clown who posted this the other day. Seroflo is a generic form of Advair. I believe it is only in INDIA! Not the USA. It can not be sold legally in any country that adheres to patent laws.

You are not scaring anyone. No one really cares as you can see.
You are an idiot if you listen to this guy---IT IS available in the USA now, via liberty pharmacy and a couple of other distributors. I google it and found 3 that are shipping in the usa for 33.00 per unit.

Heres the info that I found for the poster who wanted some info. Hope this helps:
SEROFLO (Salmeterol/Fluticasone, Advair, Seretide)
Manufacturer: CIPLA manufactures SEROFLO (Salmeterol/Fluticasone, Advair, Seretide).
Uses: The uses of SEROFLO (Salmeterol/Fluticasone, Advair, Seretide) include:
A combination corticosteroid (fluticasone) and long-acting brochodilator (salmeterol) used to treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and trouble breathing caused by asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:48 AM
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Look you are the same clown who posted this the other day. Seroflo is a generic form of Advair. I believe it is only in INDIA! Not the USA. It can not be sold legally in any country that adheres to patent laws.

You are not scaring anyone. No one really cares as you can see.

You are a dumb ass if you believe that. You should get your facts together before you try to appear informative.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:02 AM
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You are an idiot if you listen to this guy---IT IS available in the USA now, via liberty pharmacy and a couple of other distributors. I google it and found 3 that are shipping in the usa for 33.00 per unit.

Heres the info that I found for the poster who wanted some info. Hope this helps:
SEROFLO (Salmeterol/Fluticasone, Advair, Seretide)
Manufacturer: CIPLA manufactures SEROFLO (Salmeterol/Fluticasone, Advair, Seretide).
Uses: The uses of SEROFLO (Salmeterol/Fluticasone, Advair, Seretide) include:
A combination corticosteroid (fluticasone) and long-acting brochodilator (salmeterol) used to treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and trouble breathing caused by asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.
Why not go home and cry to Mommy. If Liberty pharmacy is in the United States or Canada they will soon be sued out of business. If it is overseas US authorities have the power seize Seroflo if it crosses our border.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:46 PM
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You are an idiot if you listen to this guy---IT IS available in the USA now, via liberty pharmacy and a couple of other distributors. I google it and found 3 that are shipping in the usa for 33.00 per unit.

Heres the info that I found for the poster who wanted some info. Hope this helps:
SEROFLO (Salmeterol/Fluticasone, Advair, Seretide)
Manufacturer: CIPLA manufactures SEROFLO (Salmeterol/Fluticasone, Advair, Seretide).
Uses: The uses of SEROFLO (Salmeterol/Fluticasone, Advair, Seretide) include:
A combination corticosteroid (fluticasone) and long-acting brochodilator (salmeterol) used to treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and trouble breathing caused by asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.
And then you pay your money, only to realize it doesn't work for you. Further analysis will most likely reveal that is is lactose and baking soda , or some other non-pharmaceutical substance. SUCKA' !!!!!!

Seriously, most of this crap cannot be traced. The origin of manufacturing is totally unknown. Counterfeit pharmaceuticals that are routed through numerous countries to trying to make them more anonymous are proliferating.

If you want to risk it, then go for it, dude. But I'm not THAT big of a gambler.
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:49 PM
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And then you pay your money, only to realize it doesn't work for you. Further analysis will most likely reveal that is is lactose and baking soda , or some other non-pharmaceutical substance. SUCKA' !!!!!!

Seriously, most of this crap cannot be traced. The origin of manufacturing is totally unknown. Counterfeit pharmaceuticals that are routed through numerous countries to trying to make them more anonymous are proliferating.

If you want to risk it, then go for it, dude. But I'm not THAT big of a gambler.

Most informed people are gamblers either. Unfortunately, patients searching to save a buck or who have no insurance take those chances and end up suffering or worse, dying. Thanks to the op for posting though. At least we know its out there and we can respond accordingly if asked about it. I personally had never heard of it before, but did research it and found that it unfortunately does exist, and is available is the US.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:43 PM
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No big deal read this about the poison!


Three asthma inhalers with salmeterol or formoterol may cause 80 percent of U.S. asthma deaths annually, says a new study.

Because of the possible health risks, these products sold as GlaxoSmithKline's Serevent and Advair, and Novartis' Foradil should be recalled, said researchers at Cornell University and Stanford University.

"These asthma deaths are generally (occurring) in healthy young adults," said Stanford researcher Shelly Salpeter. "We estimate that approximately 4,000 of the 5,000 asthma deaths that occur in the U.S. each year are caused by these long-acting beta-agonists, and we urge that (they) be taken of the market."

The researchers conducted a statistical analysis of 19 published asthma trials involving 33,826 patients and found that people who used salmeterol-based asthma inhalers (Serevent and Advair) or inhalers containing formoterol (Foradil) were 3.5 times more likely to die from asthma.

The team also saw that these same patients were 2.5 times more likely to be hospitalized than asthma patients using a placebo inhaler.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:51 PM
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GO INTO YOU HOSPITAL PHARMACY AND ASK THEM ABOUT GENERIC ADVAIR. YOU WILL SEE HOSPITALS WILL BE ABLE TO GET IT THIS YEAR! GSK WILL CHALLENGE THIS BUT IN THE END LOSE JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER BIG PHARMA OF LATE THAT TRIED TO REAP PROFITS WITH DIFFERENT FORMULATIONS OF DRUGS AVAILABLE GENERIC......
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: Seroflo= Generic Advair

I just recieved 6 diskus from an internet site,
and I live in aka Ski Country, USA.
Kinda scared to take it after this blog.
What should I do???
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:04 PM
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I would just like to post that I do medical transcription and I just typed a report today where a doctor in the US is writing a prescription for Seroflo. It is the generic for Advair, and due to some people's insurance costs, people are seeking generic brands.

I personally say that if a doctor is prescribing it, then it must be safe.

Don't believe the hype!

Do your own research and don't listen to ignorant people who act like they know everything. Obviously, anyone with any wisdom wouldn't even post such negative, childish comments.

All in all, as a helpful note, Seroflo is becoming more popular and will probably be more readily available to find. Ask your doctor or pharmacist on additional information if you have any doubts.

I hope it works for you. Good luck!
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:28 AM
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Default Re: Seroflo= Generic Advair

My dr said the reason some asthma meds can cause death is that some people use the wrong inhaler when they have an asthma attack - you should only use ventolin then because it is quick acting. advair opens your airways over the long term, not quickly. So i think Advair is good at controlling asthma and I don't have problems when I use it twice a day. If I can save money on generic advair, then that's great. I did some research on Seroflo and Cipla and found that Cipla is a big Pharma company in India. They won't be selling a med that doesn't work, and you would know pretty soon if it wasn't right anyway, coz your airways wouldn't open. I think I will try Seroflo next time I need a repeat. Thx for the info..

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Old 04-18-2008, 08:50 PM
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I have been using Cipla Rotohaler for four months now I buy it out of Canada. It ships from India. I get six months supply for 145.00. Was paying 196.00 for advair 250/50 at 60 inhaleations
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:49 PM
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I just recieved 6 diskus from an internet site,
and I live in aka Ski Country, USA.
Kinda scared to take it after this blog.
What should I do???
Hey. I have been purchasing Seretide from Australia; it says right on the label on the discus that it is from a company that is a subsidiary of Glaxo Smith Kline, so it is made by the exact same company as Advair. The two drugs used in Advair/Seretide have been around forever; the big deal with Advair/Seretide is the discus and that this delivery system works well for many people. If the discus you purchases says Seretide on it, it is Advair and there are no worries. The reason Advair hasn't gone generic in the US is that the greedy b____ds at GSK want to squeeze all the money they can out of all of us without health insurance and squeeze all they can out of the health insurance companies. Canada, Europe, Australia - civilized groups of people who actually believe that health care is a right and not a privilege - don't have this problem because people's health care is looked at as part of the commons, as basic as the police and fire departments. And yes, I have lived in Europe and the health care system worked great for me, before all the for-profit types on this blog get their hackles up.

I am purchasing Seroflo from now on and all the scary words on this website are obviously coming from people who sell this stuff and they are worried about their bottom line. They should go work for a non-profit that actually helps their fellow humans and does not profit off their maladies. I'm sure they'll jump on this but it really doesn't matter. I am an educated 42 year old woman who has been inside the medical system all my life, so people can yell and scream all they want about these "dangerous" overseas drugs that are produced by the same and similar companies the drugs in the US are - just with the huge profit margin taken out. GSK makes Seretide in Australia and other places and sells it cheaper in those places because the governments of those countries will not allow them to price gouge. The current US government welcomes price gouging in medicine, gasoline, etc. because it puts money in the pockets of the administration as well as in the pockets of their buddies. You don't have to be a genius to figure that out.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:07 AM
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I use advair. it does help, but at 135 per month... it is prohibitively expensive. (135 after insurance by the way...) And I have to agree, anything bought outside of US isnt trustworthy and possibly illegal. According to my pharmacist, its gonna be another 10 years for a generic version. The pharmacist told me to check out GLAXO's coupons for poor ppl ( I make under 20k/yr). Ive been using albuterol for 25 years too, and EPA changed the rules on me, what used to be a $28 drug went to $105 ($40 with insurance... used to be $10) I would gladly pay 1/3 of my income to get proper health care (like Switzerland or Canada) But hey!... without 9 figure salaries, who would want to help their fellow man?
Same thing goes for big OIL....
And, by the way, this ' War on Drugs' isnt working. The US imports more drugs worldwide than anybody else. For 'use' with our pharmacies (and drug manufacturers) ... Comments?
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:10 AM
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Hey. I have been purchasing Seretide from Australia; it says right on the label on the discus that it is from a company that is a subsidiary of Glaxo Smith Kline, so it is made by the exact same company as Advair. The two drugs used in Advair/Seretide have been around forever; the big deal with Advair/Seretide is the discus and that this delivery system works well for many people. If the discus you purchases says Seretide on it, it is Advair and there are no worries. The reason Advair hasn't gone generic in the US is that the greedy b____ds at GSK want to squeeze all the money they can out of all of us without health insurance and squeeze all they can out of the health insurance companies. Canada, Europe, Australia - civilized groups of people who actually believe that health care is a right and not a privilege - don't have this problem because people's health care is looked at as part of the commons, as basic as the police and fire departments. And yes, I have lived in Europe and the health care system worked great for me, before all the for-profit types on this blog get their hackles up.

I am purchasing Seroflo from now on and all the scary words on this website are obviously coming from people who sell this stuff and they are worried about their bottom line. They should go work for a non-profit that actually helps their fellow humans and does not profit off their maladies. I'm sure they'll jump on this but it really doesn't matter. I am an educated 42 year old woman who has been inside the medical system all my life, so people can yell and scream all they want about these "dangerous" overseas drugs that are produced by the same and similar companies the drugs in the US are - just with the huge profit margin taken out. GSK makes Seretide in Australia and other places and sells it cheaper in those places because the governments of those countries will not allow them to price gouge. The current US government welcomes price gouging in medicine, gasoline, etc. because it puts money in the pockets of the administration as well as in the pockets of their buddies. You don't have to be a genius to figure that out.
I agree that Australia is a civilized country, British settlers were able to exterminate most of those pesky aborigines to help make a superior country.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:10 PM
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Look you are the same clown who posted this the other day. Seroflo is a generic form of Advair. I believe it is only in INDIA! Not the USA. It can not be sold legally in any country that adheres to patent laws.

You are not scaring anyone. No one really cares as you can see.
Is that you Nancy Peckerwrecker, surfacing again... or is it your sick ass partner, Mary Ann Reamjob...thought the Feds shut both of you liars up after Garniers limited departure....he will be back with his hook nose in jail, and using the bidet for everything, and I mean everything... hahhaha losers.
Hope you are right there with him - you should be.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:15 PM
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I agree that Australia is a civilized country, British settlers were able to exterminate most of those pesky aborigines to help make a superior country.

Off topic and you know it; by your standards the US isn't civilized either and honestly, I think it's a debatable issue. The point is, and you know it, is that by civilized I meant governments that provide protections for their people, Aboriginal or Invader, to get low cost or free medicines that keep them alive. I am now off the Seretide/Advair and on the Indian Ciplo RotaInhaler and it works even BETTER as a delivery system than the Diskus. Same medicines in the same quantities for a fraction of the price ($30 for 60 doses compared to $180 for 60 doses) and it gets in my lungs better. The inhalors are FREE, cleanable, and recyclable. So, back on topic.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:19 PM
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I have been using Cipla Rotohaler for four months now I buy it out of Canada. It ships from India. I get six months supply for 145.00. Was paying 196.00 for advair 250/50 at 60 inhaleations
Yep. Ciplo Rotohaler is working great for me, too. $15.00 for one month supply. Works better than Advair diskus for me.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:23 PM
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Actually, it is scary because it can be purchased by individuals in the US and anyone who has access to a computer can get information about it-- Dumbass. For those of us selling Advair---it is important to have the facts so we can address concerns when it is brought up. If it hadnt been an issue, no one would have taken the time to post. To the original poster......it isnt available in the US yet and it would be important for Docs to tell their patients it is inadvisable to order ANYTHING out of the US due to lack of regulation of these generic products. Hope that helps you in your selling efforts. Ignore the idiots who only want to post negativity and not offer any real suggestions.
Inadvisable to order Ciplo Rotohaler? The docs better open their eyes since we patients are taking our health into our own hands. I am using Ciplo Rotohater and loving it - without the help of Big Pharma - I don't give one bit about your busines - I need to actually breath to live and without health insurance, I can't spend $180 a month; I get Ciplo Rotohaler for $15 a month, no problems. I don't know how anyone working for Big Pharma can actually live with themselves knowing people are choosing between food and medicine and you are all worried about GSK? Pathetic.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:41 AM
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Inadvisable to order Ciplo Rotohaler? The docs better open their eyes since we patients are taking our health into our own hands. I am using Ciplo Rotohater and loving it - without the help of Big Pharma - I don't give one bit about your busines - I need to actually breath to live and without health insurance, I can't spend $180 a month; I get Ciplo Rotohaler for $15 a month, no problems. I don't know how anyone working for Big Pharma can actually live with themselves knowing people are choosing between food and medicine and you are all worried about GSK? Pathetic.

That is a great way to thank the company who DEVELOPED the product that has changed your life. Lets hope that the company that makes the ciplo will fund the research and develop the product that helps save the life of a close loved one that you can not do without. Do you buy bootleg copies of movies and microsoft software? Do you smoke? Do you drink?
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:37 AM
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That is a great way to thank the company who DEVELOPED the product that has changed your life. Lets hope that the company that makes the ciplo will fund the research and develop the product that helps save the life of a close loved one that you can not do without. Do you buy bootleg copies of movies and microsoft software? Do you smoke? Do you drink?
Lets not get defensive here. I am a GSK employee and understand the importance of R&D etc but there is also a reality here which was stated by the previous post and will continue to be a problem as the baby boomers age- and that is cost of medications. This person ,like many, have to choose between rent or food and thier medications. Not everyone has behaviours that contribute to their poor health. My mother who takes very few medications yet needs to take some and is on a fixed income struggles with this very issue. Thankfully she has children that can help. lets work to help find solutions to this very important and real situation. I value what use to be the core value of Pharma and that was to provide innovated medicines, however i do resent the high salaried executives who continue to keep thier high pay/bonus/stock options etc.. while making some very poor decisions driving this company into the ground and then blame the workers (sales people) for their inability to be effective sale people. The result is drive the sales people out with pressure tatics or selectivly choose the reps who haven't succomb to the pressure and fire them. I don't have the answers but I am surely not for big management of GSK or any other big pharma. Get them and thier big salaries out of the way and get back to progress. I would love to see JP give back a little of what he has taken from this company. Wouldnt that be bold and humble to say since my people are only getting 1-3% raises I will by pass mine. My how Noble!!!! How much does the man need!!!!!!!!!! Saving lives?????? Right! Put your money where your mouth is!! I digressed sorry!
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:29 PM
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Lets not get defensive here. I am a GSK employee and understand the importance of R&D etc but there is also a reality here which was stated by the previous post and will continue to be a problem as the baby boomers age- and that is cost of medications. This person ,like many, have to choose between rent or food and thier medications. Not everyone has behaviours that contribute to their poor health. My mother who takes very few medications yet needs to take some and is on a fixed income struggles with this very issue. Thankfully she has children that can help. lets work to help find solutions to this very important and real situation. I value what use to be the core value of Pharma and that was to provide innovated medicines, however i do resent the high salaried executives who continue to keep thier high pay/bonus/stock options etc.. while making some very poor decisions driving this company into the ground and then blame the workers (sales people) for their inability to be effective sale people. The result is drive the sales people out with pressure tatics or selectivly choose the reps who haven't succomb to the pressure and fire them. I don't have the answers but I am surely not for big management of GSK or any other big pharma. Get them and thier big salaries out of the way and get back to progress. I would love to see JP give back a little of what he has taken from this company. Wouldnt that be bold and humble to say since my people are only getting 1-3% raises I will by pass mine. My how Noble!!!! How much does the man need!!!!!!!!!! Saving lives?????? Right! Put your money where your mouth is!! I digressed sorry!
TRY MEDICARE PART D! TRY THE PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. ASK FOR SAMPLES. ASK FOR $4 GENERICS. The cost issue solutions are endless. List her meds and watch how many posts there are on how to save her money. Also move to Canada where your socialistic mentality is welcome.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:57 PM
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TRY MEDICARE PART D! TRY THE PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. ASK FOR SAMPLES. ASK FOR $4 GENERICS. The cost issue solutions are endless. List her meds and watch how many posts there are on how to save her money. Also move to Canada where your socialistic mentality is welcome.
Are you really in tune with medicare part D? Have you worked that system? I bet not! It is a step in the right direction but it has many flaws and that didn't come from Pharma. As for PAP- I've been doing this job 22 years do not tell me about PAP! They help a small few;but thats it! Really you are not in touch. Until you work on the other side-by the way I have family workers (2) who are social workers and deal with this stuff daily - you are only reciting the company line. I do thank GSK for putting a step forward towards a solution but I still do not agree with the high salaries of the executives. If that makes me a socialist than so be it. I am taking a guess that you are young and are from the ME generation and can't relate to the future crisis in medcine today. You only know what you know. Volunteer with the elderly and then get a look of YOUR future. If we don't work together to find bettter solutions and stop the all about me attitude then we will continue to be moving backwards. But what else would one expect from a GSK parrot such as yourself!
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:32 PM
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Are you really in tune with medicare part D? Have you worked that system? I bet not! It is a step in the right direction but it has many flaws and that didn't come from Pharma. As for PAP- I've been doing this job 22 years do not tell me about PAP! They help a small few;but thats it! Really you are not in touch. Until you work on the other side-by the way I have family workers (2) who are social workers and deal with this stuff daily - you are only reciting the company line. I do thank GSK for putting a step forward towards a solution but I still do not agree with the high salaries of the executives. If that makes me a socialist than so be it. I am taking a guess that you are young and are from the ME generation and can't relate to the future crisis in medcine today. You only know what you know. Volunteer with the elderly and then get a look of YOUR future. If we don't work together to find bettter solutions and stop the all about me attitude then we will continue to be moving backwards. But what else would one expect from a GSK parrot such as yourself!
List your Mom's drugs and her cost. Part D works people just want everything to be free.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:19 PM
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List your Mom's drugs and her cost. Part D works people just want everything to be free.

WRONG!!!
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:42 PM
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Three cheers for Wal-Mart. And now they've started selling 3 months of those generics for $10. Wow! For my other meds that aren't generic I use the prescription discount card that I found at www.rxdrugcard.com. Low membership fee. Drug prices posted to check before you join.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:02 PM
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What have you heard about this drug. I looked it up online and minus the delivery system it is identical to Advair and Docs are asking about it. Anyone have any further info on its availability in the US? This is really scary. Could be a serious threat to GSK.
I have using Seroflo for three years with no adverse effects. Its generally available from Freedom and Healthy Choice Pharmacys. Bottom line, I could not afford the GSK version. Before, I was using the Advair Diskus product (at $90 a month) and actually had a bad reaction from it. That dry powder in the Diskus is not for everyone.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:19 AM
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I have using Seroflo for three years with no adverse effects. Its generally available from Freedom and Healthy Choice Pharmacys. Bottom line, I could not afford the GSK version. Before, I was using the Advair Diskus product (at $90 a month) and actually had a bad reaction from it. That dry powder in the Diskus is not for everyone.
Thank you Mr. Jilted Symbicor rep
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:27 AM
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I recently changed my medical insurance, and RX. When I had to order my ADVAIR I was SHOCKED at the price, I just cant afford $300 every 2 months.
so I went on line contaced Northwest Pharmacies, they had the generice
SEROFLO, which I had not heard of but the price was RIGHT! at $44 a pop!
I actually like it better than the ADVAIR it was giving me muscle cramps!
So I am very happy with the SEROFLO! My Dr. approved the prescription )
half moon bay ca
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:30 PM
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You didn't change your insurance you must have lost it. That really sucks that AstraZeneca does not cover your prescription meds. You really should have a gigantic supply of that Symbicort stuff. See if you can get your doc to sign for that and give you a supply.


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Old 08-16-2008, 05:22 AM
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I live in Australia and think its insane how much Americans pay for medicine. Here Seretide (which is EXACTLY the same as Advair) costs about $30 a month. Ventolin or any reliver, costs $10 per inhaler which can be bought over the counter. If you get a script for your reliever, you get 2 inhalers for $10. If you're willing to change your meds, Symbicort here (also $30) is indicated for preventer and reliever use. So you can essentially gets both therapies in one and potentially save more $$. Our drug safety committee is even tougher than the FDA so if you want to buy your meds online and want to be assured of their safety and authenticity, may be worth looking at some of the online Aussie pharmacies.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:45 AM
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you dont live in Australia. Prove it. Where do you live? Your area code? local newspaper
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:55 PM
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TRY MEDICARE PART D! TRY THE PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. ASK FOR SAMPLES. ASK FOR $4 GENERICS. The cost issue solutions are endless. List her meds and watch how many posts there are on how to save her money. Also move to Canada where your socialistic mentality is welcome.

This is absurd. Health care companies are looking at the bottom dollar... period. I have gone through a few different providers, all of which have a lifetime exclusion on athsma. If an athsma prescription is even written during a routine doctor visit, these so called "health CARE" companies try to get me to pay for the appointment. Even if I were to end up in the ER due to athsma attack I would have to pay for ALL costs out of pocket. What a bunch of BS! What am I paying the insurance companies for?!?

I've tried various assistance programs to offset costs, but still end up paying as much on medication as I do in insurance coverage. There is a major problem with the way things are being ran.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:58 AM
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you dont live in Australia. Prove it. Where do you live? Your area code? local newspaper
Are you serious!? I live in Melbourne, my area code is 3152, and the local paper is the Knox Leader. Do you believe me now??

I know Australia is a little out of the way, seemingly isolated on the edge of the pacific. But we do have the internet and a reasonable (though not perfect) health-care system...
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:02 PM
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wrong that area code just changed numb nuts
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:25 AM
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wrong that area code just changed numb nuts
You clearly don't know what you're talking about... seeing as you're not Austalian, because you're asking for my area code rather than my postcode, how would you know if my local postcode changed anyway? In fact I have never heard of a postcode changing...

Why is it so hard to believe that I live in Australia??
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:14 AM
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What is your income tax rate? What does the average home cost? What is the average yearly income? What does gasoline cost?

Lets compare the great USA to the great Australia.

Why are you on here?
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:53 PM
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What is your income tax rate? What does the average home cost? What is the average yearly income? What does gasoline cost?

Lets compare the great USA to the great Australia.

Why are you on here?

I don't quite understand why you're being so antagonistic. I'm sorry if I offended you by saying that medicine in Australia is cheaper that in the USA. If it makes you feel better, not much else here is cheaper! And I'm here for the same reasons other people are here. I find some of the forums interesting... plus there isn't a site like this based in Oz.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:45 PM
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I have been using Cipla Rotohaler for four months now I buy it out of Canada. It ships from India. I get six months supply for 145.00. Was paying 196.00 for advair 250/50 at 60 inhaleations
I use the Cipla seroflo rotocaps/rotoinhaler, too. It works great for me!
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:47 AM
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I use the Cipla seroflo rotocaps/rotoinhaler, too. It works great for me!
I have emphysema and was taking Advair 250/50, but recently switched to Seroflo 250/50, and can say that the only difference I have noticed is that the inhaler seems to be easier to use. Meaning that it is not as difficult to inhale through. The price is about 1/4 the cost that I was paying for Advair 250/50. I don't know where you have ordered from, but a six months supply of Seroflo costs me about $350.00 versus Advair which is about $1250.00 . My doctor also approved the prescription, as most pharmacies won't deliver this drug without one. I also take Spiriva, and the two drugs combined, meaning Advair and Spiriva, caused me to reach the Medicare "doughnut hole" in six months. That is with the best part D insurance you can get.

To the Australian that has posted, I offer my apologies for the rudeness of the individual that replied to your posts. The majority of Americans are not morons! I sincerely hope that our new President will help alleviate some of the high cost of our medical care . A good start would be to put a cap on the amount Pharmaceutical companies are allowed to charge for drugs. Most cost only pennies to manufacture.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:40 PM
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I have emphysema and was taking Advair 250/50, but recently switched to Seroflo 250/50, and can say that the only difference I have noticed is that the inhaler seems to be easier to use. Meaning that it is not as difficult to inhale through. The price is about 1/4 the cost that I was paying for Advair 250/50. I don't know where you have ordered from, but a six months supply of Seroflo costs me about $350.00 versus Advair which is about $1250.00 . My doctor also approved the prescription, as most pharmacies won't deliver this drug without one. I also take Spiriva, and the two drugs combined, meaning Advair and Spiriva, caused me to reach the Medicare "doughnut hole" in six months. That is with the best part D insurance you can get.

To the Australian that has posted, I offer my apologies for the rudeness of the individual that replied to your posts. The majority of Americans are not morons! I sincerely hope that our new President will help alleviate some of the high cost of our medical care . A good start would be to put a cap on the amount Pharmaceutical companies are allowed to charge for drugs. Most cost only pennies to manufacture.

I understand you wanting the government to control pricing on meds. But what if the government starts controlling everything. Why doesn't the government make car manufactuers only charge what it costs....or any product. If this would be the case then how can any company make profits to develop new products or keep people employed. This is so short sighted of the american people. No company would want to do business in america (i.e. have plants and manufacturing facilities) if they are going to be told how much to charge and what our profit margins would be. They would just up and move their plants to other countries...then the american people would be up in arms for shipping jobs overseas. It's a no win situation for us. If you want companies to pay americans the wages they are expecting to receive then the cost of the product is going to be reflected in the price you pay.
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I understand you wanting the government to control pricing on meds. But what if the government starts controlling everything. Why doesn't the government make car manufactuers only charge what it costs....or any product. If this would be the case then how can any company make profits to develop new products or keep people employed. This is so short sighted of the american people. No company would want to do business in america (i.e. have plants and manufacturing facilities) if they are going to be told how much to charge and what our profit margins would be. They would just up and move their plants to other countries...then the american people would be up in arms for shipping jobs overseas. It's a no win situation for us. If you want companies to pay americans the wages they are expecting to receive then the cost of the product is going to be reflected in the price you pay.
I am not a frequent visitor on this site, but I just wanted to question some assumptions and give my own story. I am currently living in the midwest united states and my wife has asthma and has had it for her entire life. She has seen specialists and done any test that you can fathom. She also has been on nearly every asthma medicine on the market and Advair 250/50 is the only one that has made her feel not like death and be able to function. Without it she literally cannot walk any distance and forget about stairs. I see this every month or two, as without fail she will run out of Advair and not have enough money (I believe it is between $150-$200) to fill the prescription she has been taking in a limited manner to attempt to conserve.

As suggested by some previous comments, my search has brought me here on the discussion of Seroflo not out of wanting to save money or being cheap, but rather out of necessity. The thought of ordering a non-FDA approved product manufactured half a world away handled by some middleman is not my idea of a rational decision, but the price is so high on the combination of two medications that have existed for years that I am seriously considering it. It is at this point that the previous post's logic completely unravels.

The pharmaceutical industry is nothing like the automobile industry. The demand of the market dictates what prices should be and there are alternatives to transportation. If an individual cannot afford a car she or he can take a bus, walk, ride a bike, or even wait an buy a used vehicle. In the case of Advair, there is no alternative. Either pay the fee or die. This is the same logic for regulating the prices on utilities.

In the end we probably won't order Seroflo, I am an empirical guy and I need to some data to convince me that the diskus I order will contain the active ingredients and function in the same manner, but it is absurd that I have to consider such drastic action to ensure that my wife can breathe.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:43 PM
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There are alternative meds. If Advair is important to your wife; you will prioritize it. She has the option to save for Advair or spend on other things. If you don't like the price try the alternative. I guarantee she'd be alot worst off!
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:38 PM
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Why all the flaming? I came here looking for some info and feedback on seroflo and I have to wade through all the "you clown, you idiot, you dumbass".
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:33 PM
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There are alternative meds. If Advair is important to your wife; you will prioritize it. She has the option to save for Advair or spend on other things. If you don't like the price try the alternative. I guarantee she'd be alot worst off!
What is wrong with you? I, too, have been rationing my Advair doses to save on this more-precious-than-gold commodity. I made the choice to "prioritize" other things like food and utilities over Advair.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:01 PM
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I've used Advair 100/50 but now use Seroflo rotocaps. They cost a lot less and work well. I think they are overpriced (even though a lot less than Advair) though as most of the cost in the Rx has got to be the dispenser. These are little pills with a small amount of powder in them.
I don't subscribe to the "get as much as you can out of your customers" way of doing business but think price should be based on cost and profit margin. Because we have asthma and need a Rx to breath right is no reason for extremely high costs. R&D should be taken into account but spread over the life of the drug patient. Oh if this was a perfect world...but it's not.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:09 PM
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Yep. Ciplo Rotohaler is working great for me, too. $15.00 for one month supply. Works better than Advair diskus for me.
Where can you get Seroflo Rotocaps at that price please?
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