30 Jul '11, 10am
BIG BROTHER STRIKES AGAIN!! New medical FICO score sparks controversy, questions
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:31 am Insane! Intrusive! It is triggered purely by pharmaceutical profit motives. Here is one way it will be applied. I am old, and take two prescriptions. One of them is for a high-cost statin that the manufacturer will not release from patent so a cheaper generic can be made in the U.S. (The generic is available in New Zealand and Canada at half the cost.) The cost of many tablets does NOT increase in proportion to increases in dosage. With my physician's cooperation, I participate in the practice of "pill splitting". He prescribes a double dose tablet, and I split the pills. Therefore, instead of ordering the original (3-month) prescription once plus three (3 month) refills a year, I order only the original prescription and one refill. Already the pharmaceutical benefits management company sends me cute little messages when I do not order refil...