HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » suppose pharma behaved mo...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:42 PM

suppose pharma behaved more like this...

My dealing with a corporation that developed a medical advice has been very positive.
I have a Vagal Nerve Stimulator. I have to have the battery replaced surgically. Originally, it was scheduled for late Nov.
So, I got a call from cyberonics (a woman who identified herself as a "case manager") to ask me some general questions. She asked when my surgery was, and when she discovered I wasn't happy with the date, she called the surgeon to see if they could get me in sooner.
They did. It's Oct 9.

Suppose drug companies had such a system? Jobs for unemployed social scientists. And, improved healthcare as people could report efficacy and side effects. In some cases, adjustments could be made without a dr. visit.

3 replies, 537 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply suppose pharma behaved more like this... (Original post)
loyalsister Sep 2012 OP
drm604 Sep 2012 #1
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #2
loyalsister Sep 2012 #3

Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:47 PM

1. Maybe I'm being overly cynical

but if they manage to change enough people's batteries nearly two months earlier, they make more money.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to drm604 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:46 PM

2. better than two months late....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to drm604 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:09 PM

3. Maybe so

But... it has lasted 7 years.
The surgeon puts it in and I see him once afterwards. The doctor who monitors my device checks it when I am there for my usual visits- every3-6 months.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread