Rising insulin costs impact Stockton family

Rising insulin costs impact Stockton family

January 15, 2020 0 By Jose Scott


POLICY AND PATIENTS ARE CALLING IT DANGEROUS>>SHE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT.>>KARI CASEY SAYS THE INSULIN PRICE HIKE IS HURTING MORE THAN HER POCKETBOOK HER FOUR-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER HAS TYPE ONE DIABETES AND NEEDS INSULIN TO LIVE. SHE NOW ONLY GETS A 28 DAYS SUPPLY INSTEAD OF A FIVE MONTH’S ALLIES WAS USED TO.>>WE DON’T HAVE ANY BACKUP AND IT’S SOMETHING SHE NEEDS EVERY DAY.>>KARI SAYS WHEN SHE WENT TO RITE AID TO FILL HER DAUGHTER’S PRESCRIPTION SHE WAS SHOCKED. INSTEAD OF GETTING A SEALED BOX LIKE THIS WITH 5 INSULIN PENS INSIDE, SHE WAS GIVEN A BAGGIE WITH ONLY ONE PEN. CLICKS IT WAS IN A ZIPLOC BAG –>>IT WAS IN A ZIPLOC BAG WITH HER PRESCRIPTION TAPED TO THE TOP. CLICKS WITH WHAT –>>SHE WAS TOLD SHE HAD TO PAY THE SAME CO-PAY FOR THE ONE PEN AND 5 PENS. SHE WAS TOLD RITE AID’S PARENT COMPANY CHANGED ITS POLICY. A RITE AID PHARMACIST TOLD KCRA3 THAT THE DECISION IS WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND RITE AID CORPORTE DIRCTED PHARMCISTS TO ONLY GIVE THE SUPPLY AMOUNT THAT THE INSURANCE ALLOWED OTHERWISE