I wanted to give a shout out for a pharmaceutical company – Prugen Pharmaceuticals. We all remember the horror of the Epi-pen scandal and I had a similar situation with one of my regular prescriptions. I have adult acne which I keep under control with using a Sulfur based treatment that my dermatologist prescribed. She prescribed the original, not generic, because my skin is also very sensitive and the carrier base was likely to be gentler.
I went to get my usual prescription, a few months ago, and the pharmacist told me that my co-pay (I do have insurance) would be $500. Good Lord! It is a Sulfur wash not a ground-breaking cancer drug. I refused to pay it and it went back on the shelf. When I told my dermatologist, she was appalled and checked her list of treatments with similar ingredients. She found this one “SulfaCleanse 8/4” made by Prugen Pharmaceuticals. She put my prescription through to Gen RX and I received a bottle by mail for ZERO dollars – yes $0. They send they would send them as I needed. Not insured patients pay $25 which is very reasonable.
I was a little leery given that my original prescription, Sumadan, worked very well but still smelled of Sulfur. What would this one be like? It was wonderful and smelled beautiful. For the first time in a while my skin is completely clear. I have no make-up on in the photo above and I am 56 years old. The light in the bathroom is yellow, so although I have a sallow undertone I am not quite Simpson yellow!
My dermatologist said that some of the smaller companies go under because of Big Pharma’s hold on the market. I noticed that Prugen had a wide range of products for skin issues. So, if you are struggling to keep your eczema or acne under control, you might want to have a look. I am delighted to have found them but they would be giving me free face wash whether I blogged about them or not.
My skin is beautifully soft at the moment because I am using Boots No. 7 facial oil which you can buy at Walgreens, Target or through this link at Ulta. I usually use organic coconut oil in my nether regions because I am going through the menopause but I tried this facial oil down there and it’s very comfortable. I know, I know, TMI but these are real medical issues.