And Dr.’s have samples. My children were given a sample of Advair. Something we seriously wrong on both ends.
Another dead child on (Saint) Obama’s watch.
This may be the reason we don’t go around claiming to be the black Jesus with the Denver Post watching.
As a parent that was also my first thought...there is nothing that would stop me from getting medicine my kid needed....including flat out theft.
I wouldnt have put up with it for 4 days much less four months....
I suspect there is more to this story than we’ve been told....
She got samples. Just not in time. My two had to take Advair along with a nebulizer when the inhaler wasn’t doing enough.
The story doesn’t tell enough to determine just how many ways this child was failed by adults. Not being able to get a human on the phone but once...she should have gone in person.
>> Something we seriously wrong on both ends.
That is what I didn't get either.
Back when I didn't have health insurance my doctor gave me an entire bag of samples. Why didn't she call his doctor and ask for help?
I really feel sorry for this situation, but you are right there is more wrong here that the stupid state.
I would have been in the state office and the doctors office every day until I had the medication in hand. And if that did not work, I would have contacted the Action News, my legislators, the governor, etc. etc.
The primary care doctor should have had samples, and he should have told the woman how to get them directly from the company through the direct medical assistance program.
Low income people can get medicine directly from the company for $10 for a 3-month supply. Our local FQHC even fills out the data and sends in the application for them.
My dad’s primary care physician prescribed advair for him, but his pulmonologist said to stop taking it, because over the long run, it would make his situation worse.
It remains to be seen what all the factors are in this case, but it is so sad - I feel so sorry for this woman.