My latest dilemma

After a very needed visit with my rheumatologist, he stated that because of my chronic sarcoidosis and fibromyalgia he wanted me to start a new drug called "Lyrica".  Everyone knows of this drug because of the advertisement on every television channel.  Its main focus is for treatment of fibromyalgia.  My doctor told me that this would not cure me, but it would help me with some of the pain.  I figure that my body has gotten used to the Vicodin because I rather not take it now because it doesn’t help.  Well, here is the dilemma.  When my husband took my perscription to the pharmacist he was told that Medicare would not cover it.  They advised me to take another drug and after it failed, they would then fill the perscription for Lyrica.  Have you ever heard of a thing?  They know nothing about me but what is  on paper.  Here is a doctor that has been taking care of me for years and knows that I only want to get better, but they rather risk my life because of money.  We truly know that my life means nothing to the government.  They rather people like me keel over so that they wouldn’t have to spend so much to keep me alive.
 
What are your thoughts on this?