I have YET to find someone at Club Med willing to talk to me about the matter, however. I have made at least one phone call or email a day regarding a request to MEET IN PERSON with a representative to go over the last Tysabri bill and, wouldn't you know it? I JUST KEEP GETTING BOUNCED AROUND FROM PHONE TREE/EMAIL/DEPARTMENT TO DEPARTMENT! I've grown impatient and disgusted with the entire matter.
More importantly, I cannot find ANYONE who can or will tell me what the projected cost of my NEXT TYSABRI INFUSION will be on Friday. WTF?!? This is pathetic...and perhaps I'VE become (a)pathetic, too.
In my most recent rant about the cost of my Tysabri infusions (click the link in the first sentence of this post to read the ramblings of a mad woman), I totalled what would be the "projected" yearly cost of receiving the infusion 13 times a year at the most RECENT cost my insurance was billed...almost $200,000.00.
Frankly, I have come to the conclusion I am simply not WORTH this cost to the tax payers of my county (who PAY my insurance costs because I am a government employee) and I cannot morally JUSTIFY continuing this medication...and kick me if you must but, I'm not so sure ANY OF US are worth the outrageous cost of RECEIVING the medication. It is NOT the TYSABRI that is outrageously priced, so I can't even blame a drug company for this one...no, it's the HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM that is at fault here.
Yes, you read this here on CHEESE. It is not the pharmaceutical company to blame. There, I said it again. It is not the fault of the FDA. Let me add that, too. Nope...it is the fault of the "CLUB MEDS" across America that are driving the cost of this medication out of the realm of feasible and justifiable cost of delivery.
Am I WORTH $197,414.10 a year? Nope, probably not...