Yesterday’s editorial on some drugs being removed from insurance coverage and replaced with more expensive pills, brought some quick reaction from users and pharmacists.
There were others like Linda, whom I told you about whose medication is now too expensive for them.
They’ll be going back to their doctor to see if there is a less expensive generic that might work, and there may well be.
Then, I heard from two separate pharmacists, and their comments made me wonder if all doctors and all drugstores are properly informing their clients.
Both told me that if the doctor wrote a note saying only this pill will work for this person that such a note would override the higher cost for the original pill and they would still be covered at the original price.
One pharmacist told me that 50% of the pills he provides are lifestyle meds and that some people could get off them just by changing how they choose to live.
Fifty per cent!
Let me know what you think about that.