Skip to comments.Denver boy, 9, died after state-benefits error denied him asthma medication
Posted on 02/04/2010 2:35:27 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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I would have sold everything I could if I had to get medicine for a child.
This woman is an absolute disgrace.
And what about the dad? Oh well.
>> Something we seriously wrong on both ends.
That's one of those interesting differences between people -- to me it's basically tasteless, but mildly pleasant.
Learn Spanish and travel.
Mexican Riviera is fun and lots to do.
Come back stocked up and if a friend will help, they should get a prescrption.
It's a maintenance drug.
Sounds like to me...this kid was too sick to just be on Advair alone. This lady drug her feet...She could have got an Advair disc somewhere, somehow.
Something stinks here...
She obviously couldn’t afford it. People with money have this unreasonable belief that everyone has a reserve they can tap into. A lot don’t.
advair costs hundreds of dollars a script.
Out of pocket
However I am surprised that the doc did not immediately put the kid on prednisone generic. That should have been more affordable.
I cannotwait for the end of perscription insurance. That is what is driving the cost of meds up.
Just adding the Advair to this kids drug regime doesn't sound like it was the answer. Besides it appears he did get back on it for a couple weeks or so.
He was a lot sicker than that.......Mom should have known.
If I expressed my disgust at your comments, I would probably be banned.
Stop using that.......
I've seen too many folks die using that stuff........
Just go buy a Ventolin Inhaler
PULMICORT has not been effective for anyone I know and Symbicort never feels quite right.
She took him there twice apparently, the second time they gave her some samples but it would seem his condition had deteriorated so much it didn’t help to go back on the meds. I have to wonder if his condition wasn’t something other than asthma. What I don’t understand is why she didn’t take him to the health services. every city has one with doctors and everything. This is a sad case of people expecting the gov to fix things for them, like the people in N.O. waiting for someone to take care of them instead of finding a way out themselves.
Advair is a steroid fluticasone and a bronchodilator salmeterol mix....most can expect benefits 30 minutes after use....some might take a week.
You are correct...it's not a rescue inhaler.
We don't have the full story here....I'd wager.
I am going to say something that may or may not be the case but should be considered.
Not everyone is bright enough to advocate for themselves in the increasingly complex systems the leftists have developed.
The Bell Curve talks about how this would become increasingly problematic.
This lady didn't try hard enough, IMO.
the sad thing is that there probably isn't more to this story...
It's a unit dose powder which is delivered by the patient's inhalation.
That said...you make a decent point about other MDI's that use a delivery gas.
It can be dangerous.......
Yes, Primatene is OTC. I don’t recommend it unless there’s nothing else available.
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