Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why "step therapy" can be harmful to a pain patient.... 

Another item sitting on my browser for a long time. It explains why it's a bad idea for insurance companies to require patients to try less effective medication prior to covering stronger medication they may have been initially prescribed:

Small measure of relief from constant pain

If I'd had effective pain treatment back when it first began 14 years ago, I doubt I'd be in such intractable agony now. These days, the best I can hope for is to stop it from getting any worse.

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