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    Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    But that insurance didnít ensure Smith would get the drugs she needed when facing CVS Specialty Pharmacy Ė the pharmacy their insurance required them to use. Cancer drugs prescribed by Smithís oncologist were denied because they didnít follow the standard protocol sequence of medications that Smithís pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Caremark, had in their guidelines.
    That means pharmacy benefit managers have the authority to trump a doctorís medical judgment without seeing patients or knowing their full medical history, and without accountability for the consequences of what happens to sick people.
    "Pharmacy benefit managers," not doctors, get to decide on which drugs a patient can have. While they decide, and appeals are made, cancer patients get sicker and sicker.

    Cancer drugs are very expensive, into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. That's one part of the problem. The other part is managing care for the benefit of the pharmacy, rather than the benefit of the patient.


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    Re: Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    Anti-American drivel.

    This is what “freedom” is all about and speaking against it is nothing but communist propaganda.

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    Re: Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    Death Panel that is what that is
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    Re: Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance


    "Pharmacy benefit managers," not doctors, get to decide on which drugs a patient can have. While they decide, and appeals are made, cancer patients get sicker and sicker.

    Cancer drugs are very expensive, into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. That's one part of the problem. The other part is managing care for the benefit of the pharmacy, rather than the benefit of the patient.
    Argument for universal health care.
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    Re: Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    This is why we need Bernie. It's also why we should literally eat John Delaney.
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    Re: Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Anti-American drivel.

    This is what “freedom” is all about and speaking against it is nothing but communist propaganda.
    Freedom is about letting people die from cancer while a representative of the pharmaceutical company decides whether or not to treat them?

    That's freedom to you?


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    Re: Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Freedom is about letting people die from cancer while a representative of the pharmaceutical company decides whether or not to treat them?

    That's freedom to you?
    Of course.

    I mean what’s freedom if massive corporations can’t screw over cancer patients?

    What, you wanna be like Venezuela?

    Demanding an affordable and better healthcare system such as those that work in every other industrialized nation and more reasonable drug prices is nothing but anti-American and communist propaganda.

    Hail the aristocracy!

    (Try reading it again mate).

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    Re: Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Of course.

    I mean what’s freedom if massive corporations can’t screw over cancer patients?

    What, you wanna be like Venezuela?

    Demanding an affordable and better healthcare system such as those that work in every other industrialized nation and more reasonable drug prices is nothing but anti-American and communist propaganda.

    Hail the aristocracy!

    (Try reading it again mate).
    Sometimes, reality is so absurd that satire is difficult to detect.


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    Re: Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Sometimes, reality is so absurd that satire is difficult to detect.
    The Trump Era.

    Reality stranger than fiction.

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    Re: Cancer patients are being denied drugs, even with doctor prescriptions and good insurance

    Seeing not 1 but 2 loved ones suffer through the effects of cancer drugs and die anyway, I'm not so sure the OP is a bad thing...years and years of research and this is all we got to treat cancer? if I came down with it tomorrow, I would take my chances without subjecting my body to the added poisons of cancer treatments...
    "Let no man deceive you with empty words, for because of such things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience." Ephesians 5:6

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