[IP] medco health - hot insulin again argg
Once again, we received hot insulin. Today I was told that Medco Health
bases their packing and shipping of insulin on the temperature of the location
FROM where it's sent. They packed 9 bottles of Humalog in Columbus, Ohio , on
Wednesday, to go to south Florida by putting a frozen gel pack butt up against
the 9 bottles of Humalog that were in a thin ziplock baggy and stuck it in a
spongy foam envelope and shipped it TWO DAY AIR UPS. The hot insulin arrived
Friday in southeast Florida at 12:45 p.m.
1. Did the frozen gel pack freeze the insulin before it defrosted?
2. Who's brilliant plan was it to base the shipping decision on the location
from where it's shipped and give no consideration to the destination? Even
IF it was only 80 degrees in Columbus, Ohio, how hot is it inside those UPS
3. Can you imagine how hot it is inside unairconditioned dark brown UPS
trucks in South Florida where the outside temperature is 96 degrees at best?
IS THERE ANYONE HERE FROM MEDCO HEALTH who can change their SOP for shipping
insulin safely across the country?
Of course I'm now throwing away those 9 bottles of Humalog - but what a
waste! Hopefully they'll get it right next time...I've been down this road
over and over and over again with them. I'm very sorry that large companies
have switched to Medco Health with our loved ones' life sustaining prescription
Maybe the New York Times would like to do a little investigative
reporting...any reporters here? :-)
Very sincerely yours,
Ellen H. Ullman ;
Mom, Advocate for children who have diabetes and their parents, Friend,
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