I refuse to be a party to it as long as I have any alternative at all. Period. I don't CARE if they are "free" to me. It's merely a tactic to recapture market share, given the other crap about their pricing scheme. Just because they CAN do this to medicare, medicaid, and insurers who haven't closed the loop here, doesn't mean that they should do it.
No conscience. Ergo, none of my business.
I think that when I thought of Auvi-q.... at least the first go round, it seemed like it was about listening and thinking about what people living with FA's needed. The people who designed it also knew what it was like to need one. There was this sense that it was by people like us, for people like us.
This pricing garbage really just pulls the curtain back. Sure, you get what would actually be better .... except that you basically have to turn a blind eye to the repugnancy of the pricing scheme.
It feels even more disappointing to feel like somehow they've managed to find a way to look substantially more sleazy than Mylan.
I think I also didn't figure the price wouldn't be sort of high because of the whole recall and need to reboot... you figure that would likely be figured in to things.... trying to recoup money for a variety of things, including restarting and trying to turn a profit. But, it is just too much.
Honestly, we were so looking forward to getting all the boys set up with the auvi-q's.... but now, that is out the window.