So our difficult child got out of inpatient, was put on stratterra because we've tried stimulant medications and we don't like the side effects nevermind they increase his aggression. Our difficult child is covered by medicaid, well after discharge upon taking the prescription to the pharmacy we find out that in our state stratterra is on the medicaid non prefferred list so they have to have a case made for why it should be accepted by the doctor. Over the last three days we have paid $12 a pill waiting for the authorization for medicaid. Tonight we go to the pharm to get a pill for tomorrow or hoping to find its been authorized and we can get the whole script only to be told by the pharmacy that the doctor instead of making a case for stratterra decided to change the script to Concerta and we will have to go pick up the new prescription to have it filled. WHAT?! 1. our difficult child has taken concerta in the past it didn't work 2. the doctor changed the prescription WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING us as parents (wtf?) 3. It is now 8pm and we have no access to any medication for his ADHD and can't as reasonable parents even dream of sending him to school in the morning without medication. 4. I call the hospital where he was a patient desperate and angry only to be told I'll have to call the doctors clinic in the morning 5. did i mention the clinic is in another town 15 miles away and after spending $12 per pill for the past few days we have no money to put gas in our empty tank? Ugh.