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Denver boy, 9, died after state-benefits error denied him asthma medication
Denver Post ^ | February 4, 2010 | Allison Sherry

Posted on 02/04/2010 2:35:27 PM PST by Second Amendment First

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To: Second Amendment First

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.


101 posted on 02/04/2010 5:26:28 PM PST by Mears
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To: machogirl

>> Something we seriously wrong on both ends.

No doubt.


102 posted on 02/04/2010 5:27:08 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: kimmie7
It’s that awful taste! lol, that’s to what I was referring.

That's one of those interesting differences between people -- to me it's basically tasteless, but mildly pleasant.

103 posted on 02/04/2010 5:34:53 PM PST by r9etb
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To: kimmie7

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.


104 posted on 02/04/2010 5:35:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Advair isn't a rescue medication...

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...

105 posted on 02/04/2010 5:39:29 PM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: Soothesayer

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.


106 posted on 02/04/2010 5:40:51 PM PST by Melas
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To: Second Amendment First

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.


107 posted on 02/04/2010 5:43:45 PM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve. Is our government our traitor?)
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To: Melas
She obviously couldn’t afford it.

Then she should have gotten off her a$$ and worked, but that would have been out of the question.
108 posted on 02/04/2010 5:44:31 PM PST by John D
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To: Soothesayer
Why didn’t she just buy it? This doesn’t make sense! The medication to save her son’s life was in a box a few feet in front of a wooden counter.

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.

Poor kid...

FWIW-

109 posted on 02/04/2010 5:44:36 PM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: TalonDJ

If I expressed my disgust at your comments, I would probably be banned.


110 posted on 02/04/2010 5:44:51 PM PST by Melas
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To: stylin_geek
I’ve gotten by with a Primatene rescue inhaler

Stop using that.......

I've seen too many folks die using that stuff........

Just go buy a Ventolin Inhaler

111 posted on 02/04/2010 5:51:38 PM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: kimmie7

PULMICORT has not been effective for anyone I know and Symbicort never feels quite right.


112 posted on 02/04/2010 5:55:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: AU72

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.


113 posted on 02/04/2010 5:57:21 PM PST by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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To: stylin_geek
If the kid had gone months without using Advair, it wouldn’t be instantly effective.

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.

FRegards,

114 posted on 02/04/2010 6:01:25 PM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: Born Conservative

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.


115 posted on 02/04/2010 6:01:44 PM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve. Is our government our traitor?)
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To: piytar
I can direct you to a couple web sites...that will give you free Advair with a scrip.

This lady didn't try hard enough, IMO.

116 posted on 02/04/2010 6:03:24 PM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: Crim
I suspect there is more to this story than we’ve been told....

the sad thing is that there probably isn't more to this story...

117 posted on 02/04/2010 6:08:36 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Vendome
Advair doesn't work the same has other hand helds.....

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.

118 posted on 02/04/2010 6:08:56 PM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: Vendome
Don't do it.....

It can be dangerous.......

119 posted on 02/04/2010 6:10:22 PM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: Vendome

Yes, Primatene is OTC. I don’t recommend it unless there’s nothing else available.


120 posted on 02/04/2010 6:10:47 PM PST by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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