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my united healthcare (medigap) has removed flovent from formulary.
it’s 1 of the top prescription drugs out there, esp for seniors. treats asthma and copd. it’s been targeted for price controls. i’m assuming they’re doing this to get ahead of that, tho i’m not sure how this helps them.
w/o ins, it’s up to $270. had to pay out of pocket a few yrs ago, and it was $250. the actual drug, fluticisone is what’s in flonase nasal spray, which u can get, otc, as a generic for $20, for a larger volume. obviously just gouging. they approved another brand that i assume is the same.

they were fine w trelegy. dont know what the retail is, but it was a $50 co-pay, as opposed to $20 for most name brand. generics r $10, sometimes free, even.

i hope what they give me works. i assume there’s a good rx or some such w a decent price.
but jebus. how do u boot 1 of the most prescribed drugs in america?

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Re: my united healthcare (medigap) has removed flovent from formulary.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2024, 08:27:27 AM »
Have primitives not figured out that gov’t run healthcare and the related supplemental insurance rations both care and medications? Have they figured out that if we had single-payer/universal healthcare that it would be rationed even more heavily than it is now?

I would have to say they haven’t.

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Re: my united healthcare (medigap) has removed flovent from formulary.
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2024, 10:17:17 AM »
What mopsie is ignorant of or withheld from her post:

Flovent asthma inhalers pulled from shelves and replaced with generic Jan. 1

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2024/01/02/flovent-inhaler-discontinued-generic-replacements-available/72057813007/

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One of the most widely-used asthma and breathing treatments for over 20 years is being taken off the shelves in 2024, potentially leaving patients, healthcare providers and insurers scrambling.

Pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced that as of Jan. 1 it would no longer produce the asthma inhaler Flovent, one of the most popular preventive and maintenance treatments for asthma and pediatric asthma for decades.

The company will instead produce authorized generic versions of the inhalers, which it said will look and work the same but will simply not be branded with the Flovent name.

While GSK said the decision was made to offer a "potentially lower cost alternative" to patients who rely on the medication ...

I found this using the super-sophisticated search phrase, "flovent generic". If GSK will be re-badging generics then generics are available on the market. Did DU-folk do the minute of "research" to point this out to mopsie or did they go full-anti-corporation? Or both?

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Re: my united healthcare (medigap) has removed flovent from formulary.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2024, 12:23:19 PM »
Just put on another mask...that will cure everything.
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Re: my united healthcare (medigap) has removed flovent from formulary.
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2024, 07:10:02 PM »
Just put on another mask...that will cure everything.

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Re: my united healthcare (medigap) has removed flovent from formulary.
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2024, 08:31:03 PM »
Just put on another mask...that will cure everything.
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