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Re: [IP] premium prescription rate for insulin ??



My HMO would pay 2nd tier for vials with a brand name and 3rd tier for my
humalog cartridges because they are a convenience and not necessity.
Go figure!
Joanne
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] premium prescription rate for insulin ??


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> > i have a friend in Virginia.
> > she pays whats called a "premium rate" for insulin....
> >
> > there seem to be 3 rates, generic, normal, and premium
> >
> > should this be so ??
> Well.... it shouldn't be, but it is.
>
> generic ... regular insulin purchased by the pharmacy in bulk
> normal ... brand name insulin in the formulary of the pharmacy plan
> premium ... anything not in the formulary of the pharmacy plan
>    (usually all the good stuff)
>
> Michael
> email @ redacted
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