Thursday, October 12, 2006
No Symlin Yet
I went to pick up my prescription from Kaiser today and was handed a bill for $658. Needless to say, I declined the prescription. I was really disappointed, because I was excited to give this a try. I guess Kaiser doesn't cover Symlin for some reason. The $658 would have purchased 6 vials of 5 mL each, which, from my rough estimation, would last me 3 months at the very minimum. So the cost of Symlin would be more or less on par with Humalog. Additionally, I would need less Humalog so that cost would be reduced. I am going to try and appeal this decision. If Kaiser wants to live up to their "Thive" campaign, one would think that they would be supportive of those patients who are really eager to take preventive measures.