I saw your mention of Scopace on your latest pelagic announcement message. When I Googled “Scopace” I got a notice that Scopace was discontinued in April of 2011. What was the reason? And are you sure it’s OK to recommend?
Tim RuckleChico, CA
So I did my share of googling and found out what some fisherman, kayakers and boater had already been discussing in their online forums.
This is all I could find out about why it was pulled:
According to Craig Sherman, MD, who is the Medical Director at Hope Pharmaceutical, it has been discontinued due to a disruption in their supply. If you're concerned about it and want to encourage them to begin the process of replacing it, you should e-mail him at the company: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is extremely difficult, time consuming and expensive to secure a pharmaceutical grade supplier, so let them know it's worth their while.
I've been an advocate for Scopace for some time so I emailed Dr. Sherman right away and soon got an automated response:
Dear Mr. Wolfe:
Thank you for your message. We do not plan to resume the manufacture of Scopace at this time. As a result, I suggest that you ask your doctor about alternative treatments.
Craig Sherman, MD