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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:45 PM

20. So little, so late

Steve, this will not even cover the increased monthly cost for drugs.

Insurance companies get a kick back, in cash, from drug manufacturers. What drugs are approved and at what copay are influenced by more than just attempts to reduce costs or what is the most effective based on outcomes.

My RX plan is trying to use copay barriers to force patients to use generics, even those drugs new to the market with no record other than clinical trials. In my case, my income is above the so-called state poverty level, so my only option is to apply for assistance from the manufacturer. GSK (Glaxo Smith Kline) may or may not approve my application. For those without my background working for Eli Lilly, and able to manage the mounds of paperwork it is probably more difficult.

Why don't we have patient advocates?

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