Jeffrey Fitzwilliam

Pittsburgh, PA

“I had been taking prescribed Vicodin for five years due to chronic knee, back, neck and hip pain. I decided to go through the withdrawal and was successful. My PCP prescribed Celebrex for my pain. The exact same insurance policy that honored a Rx of 90 Vicodin every two weeks would NOT approve the Celebrex without a formal request from my PCP and, once that was done, preceded to charge me TWICE my co-pay. Seems odd to me that in the “War on Opioids” alternative medicine is made harder, and more expensive to get. Also, I have an allergy to bee stings. Since the EpiPen skyrocketed I have had to live in fear of being stung. Two EpiPens cost me $50.00 five years ago. Now ONE was quoted by my insurance to cost $350.00. THIS MUST STOP.”

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