CVS Caremark: My daughter deserves an alternative to opioid pills.
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I've reached out to as many executives as possible to resolve this issue but it's larger than just my daughter. If my child at 18, yes I have power or attorney is being given opiates, opiates and more opiates and alternatives are being denied by CVS Caremark how many others is this happening to on a nationwide scale?
Janon can't help she has had to endure 38 surgeries. Janon can't help she has chronic lung disease and needs oxygen to fly to medical providers out of state or when she simply cannot breathe. Janon cannot help she needs a ventilator at night. Janon cannot help she is a VACTERL and VEPTR patient. These are facts.
Her pain doctor who has followed her for two years prescribed a topical pain cream, insurance will cover the pills but not the cream. He prescribed to reduce the amount of pills she has to take. 14 pills in total a day. Not all opiates but 5 prescriptions are schedule three.
It makes no sense to pump her with opiates and cover them without blinking an eye but not cover a cream that may be useful and can possibly lessen the amount of pills she has to take.
As a VEPTR patient there are lung issues. Significant ones, she has chronic lung disease and if you go off of numbers is in lung failure on the left but let's give her more opiates and depress her breathing more. That makes sense. No it doesn't it sounds as idiotic as the actions are.
Now we are seeing renal issues due to all these medications when that's never been an issue as far as renal function.
As a parent it to me seems denying a simple cream that can help her is being complicit in keeping her on opiates and addicted to them. It's putting her life in danger as if her life doesn't matter. It matters to me. I love her dearly. I've seen her at her worst and now have to watch this when it's not necessary.
Absolutely not, I will fight. I will win this fight and anyone who is experiencing insurance denials that keep you or your child on opiates please share your story.
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