Not only can you get free samples from your doctor, there are all sorts of coupons floating around everywhere. Some of the coupons are so good we didn't even submit a claim to the health insurer. And there is also a patient assistance program that Glaxo advertises heavily. Not to mention that if you want to order from Canada you can get it for less than half price.
But, with that said, my husband uses it and it works perfectly. He was never able to keep his asthma under control until Advair (any exercise would start him wheezing). Now he can do martial arts, bike, and hike with no distress.
Our insurer has raised the copay substantially on the stuff, but even if they struck it from the covered drugs we would find a way to get it by hook or crook.
This woman just sat around waiting for the government to do something. As soon as she did go to the doctor he gave her free samples, but she had waited too long.
Government dependency = death.
Wonder if there was some other reason she did not want to be a squeaky wheel.
The other thing I forgot about Advair is that it is not a “rescue inhaler.” For Advair to work, it requires a daily regimen.
If the kid had gone months without using Advair, it wouldn’t be instantly effective.
I’ve gotten by with a Primatene rescue inhaler. It’s rather nasty, but, it’s better than nothing.
Even at $175/mo., most parents can find it in their budget, if their child needs medication that badly. Plus, if the kid was in that much distress, time to head to the emergency room.
“This woman just sat around waiting for the government to do something.”
Yup, just as she’s been taught she was entitled to do by the govt run schools, the media, our culture, and now these lawyers.
Socialism kills, first the spirit and eventually the bodies. Death is the inevitable result. Lots of death. The sadest thing? Socialism is often self-inflicted suicide-by-government...
One thing I want to point out, when you buy prescrips from Canada, you are cheating the company that developed and brought the drug to market. Because Canada forces drug companies to sell their products in Canada at lower costs (to reduce Canada’s public health expenditures), the companies lose money in Canada and have to recover the money on US sales.