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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:42 PM

A Woman With Lupus Said Her Health Care Provider Is Stopping Her Chloroquine Prescription And Thanke

Source: BuzzFeed

A 45-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) said she received an online message from her health care provider stating it will no longer refill her vital hydroxychloroquine prescriptions because that drug is being used to treat the "critically ill with COVID-19," the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The letter thanked her for her "sacrifice."

Dale, who lives in the Los Angeles area and asked to only be identified by her first name, told BuzzFeed News she "started crying" upon receiving the message from her doctor's office on Tuesday. She had previously called Kaiser Permanente, a major health care network based in Oakland, about why her prescription was being denied.

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Despite thin evidence for the drug’s effectiveness against coronavirus infections, shortages of chloroquine have erupted since Trump called it a “game changer” at a White House news conference late last week. The drug, a derivative of an antimalarial drug, has been added to the regimen for treating COVID-19 infections in China and South Korea and is being tested in clinical trials in the US.

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Read more: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/kaiser-permanente-lupus-chloroquine



Seriously, there are some evil fucks in the world.

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Reply A Woman With Lupus Said Her Health Care Provider Is Stopping Her Chloroquine Prescription And Thanke (Original post)
kag Mar 26 OP
Rorey Mar 26 #1
CaptYossarian Mar 26 #2
cstanleytech Mar 26 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 26 #3
iluvtennis Mar 26 #4
Initech Mar 26 #5
Jacoby365 Mar 26 #6
cstanleytech Mar 26 #7
Thekaspervote Mar 26 #9
Marrah_Goodman Mar 26 #10
csziggy Mar 26 #14
kag Mar 26 #16
Warpy Mar 27 #17
ancianita Mar 26 #11
Joinfortmill Mar 26 #12
Warpy Mar 26 #13
moonscape Mar 26 #15

Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:54 PM

1. One of my biggest fears about this thing

What's that called? Collateral damage?

People will suffer and/or die from things that have nothing to do with COVID-19 because of the treatment of COVID-19.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:54 PM

2. This negative publicity should turn their decision around.

Their competitors may want to use Bloomberg-type ads.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:47 PM

8. Well I know for me its put them on a list of insurance companies to NEVER consider.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:55 PM

3. Enough docs prescribe for family & friends that there is official notice & condemnation in places.nt

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:14 PM

4. This is just WRONG. These greedy criminals will pay for this. nt

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:22 PM

5. Didn't Fauci debunk this nonsense a couple of days ago?

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:35 PM

6. Didn't Trump say he purchased millions of these pills

from Bayer for Covid-19 treatment?

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:46 PM

7. I was considering going with Kaiser Permanente back in October of last year and glad I did not

and because of this article I will never do go with them and I will recommend people avoid them if they value their own life and health.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:00 PM

9. FYI: for everyone- you can safely and legally order drugs from Canada

Have done it myself many many times. Lots of times it’s produced by the same manufacturer

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:07 PM

10. I thought this drug was shown not to be effective for covid-19 as first they thought.

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:45 PM

14. There was a very small study which did not show any effectiveness

But it only had thirty people in the study so too small to be conclusive.

The only indication it might help is purely anecdotal. There have been no large scale clinical trials completed yet, if any have been started - there has not been time.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:51 PM

16. What has been proven several times...

is that taking the wrong dose or the wrong "kind" of drug can be immediately lethal. Besides that, I have read the same as you...that there has been no proof either for or against efficacy.

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:38 AM

17. I don't know who "they" were, but it was pure anecdata

Look it up online and you find articles packed with weasel words, which is never a good sign.

In addition, that family of drugs has some pretty significant side effects and people have already died from taking them.

Putin's Pet Porker needs to shut his gob. He is not a doctor, he is a dumbass who watches Pox News and believes what he sees.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:14 PM

11. More proof that corporate health care is as much death panels as triage.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:21 PM

12. She should get a lawyer NOW

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:32 PM

13. They might be having trouble getting an adequate supply

after Putin's Pet Pig opened his stupid mouth and India (the largest maker of the generic) shut down export. Either this lady will need another DMARD or she'll have to go on temporary higher dose Prednisone, which is miserable stuff.

Plaquenil and other quinine based drugs are going to have to be doled out on a case by case basis, to people who have no other recourse.

Thanks a lot, Porky.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:34 PM

15. There are days when I hate everybody n/t

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