Alexander DeLuca, M.D.
Read This Before Emailing Me Regarding
Campral Availability in the U.S.!
Original message - 8/21/2004:
Therefore, if you Email me asking me to tell you
where you can find Campral in the U.S., or find a doctor to prescribe it, or
demand I explain why you are having such difficulty with your physician or
pharmacist, I will not answer you. Please consider the following as
my personal response to all such questions, now and forever.
No, I do not have any information about the availability or marketing or distribution of acamprosate (Campral) in the U.S. Know that you are in good company -- many people are asking the same question you are. :-)
Have you considered contacting the company that markets the medication in the U.S., Forest Labs: [www.frx.com/]?
You can also try the American Society of Addiction Medicine at: [www.asam.org/]. They may have late information, and they have a physician locator allowing one to find a certified addiction medicine specialist in one's area; someone like that might be helpful too.
Sorry I can't help more. Thank you so much for your kind words Re: my website. I am very pleased that you are finding it helpful.
I have been informed,
by an old friend who now works at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
(CSAT) section of the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), that acamprosate
(Campral) should be on pharmacy shelves "sometime in January." [END]