Allergies are killing me this year :( I saw my PCP today and she said to take Rhinocort (on top of Allegra and Mucinex). I asked if there was a steroid in the nasal spray and she confirmed that there…Continue
"I was told by the Abbott rep I spoke to that only strips with an expiration date of August 2015 and later are acceptable. Can you make sure you get only the "good" expiration date strips from the pharmacy?"
"Just got off the phone with Abbott. Thanks for all of the warnings about what they were going to ask-- I sidestepped the whole script about getting the strips from Abbott as opposed to my pharmacy.
First, I called at 8:20 p.m. and was not on hold at…"
"Answered my own question. I just checked for "good lot" numbers and found that the strips I received are NOT acceptable. I am currently trying to balance my insulin dosage with ever-changing Prednisone doses, so this could not happen at a…"
"I just bought 800 strips this past week from my pharmacy. Should they be OK since this happened after the recall, or is Abbott still sending out bad strips to distribution centers and pharmacies? Does anyone know?"
"wow, I'm just hearing about this 3 weeks later! I got a letter from OmniPod and one from Abbott today by FedEx. I can't believe I'm only hearing of this now. Clearly I need to check in with TuDiabetes more regularly because…"
"Totally agree with you clare. What is weird though is that my supplier , Express Scripts a mail order pharmacy, finally has the recall on their website and they say they will not reimburse for recalled strips and going forward if I need more strips…"
"Wow, I feel like a new ignorant little puppy. I had no clue this thing was such a p.i.t.a for so many people. Forgive me, I just went on pod about a month ago, literally the day the recall happened is when I started so it's all so new to me. I…"
"OMG talk about cluster fcuk. Spoke with the initial rep at Abbott who said she could send me a Freedom meter and I could use the strips I have or I could send them back to Abbott to be replaced. I told her to transfer me to somebody who actually…"
"Perhaps at this point we need to start calling & pressuring INSULET for new PDM's with different meters in them. FDA approval would be needed, but the sooner they start on this the better.
Perhaps if they think they'll start losing…"
"The PDM will use the Verio strips from the investors call info that was reported last week. I'm sure that is at least a year or more away though. Now that people are saying that Abbott is making people send in the test strips after the first…"
"My insurance company though initially said "unless the meter is integrated with an insulin pump the strips will be covered at the much higher price". At the time I did not have the Pod so my doctor couldn't make my dependence and…"
"Funny Clare my insurance is the opposite, I had to fight to get the freestyle strips. They are out of network strips Blue-cross told me, But they will cover accucheck and any other one's no problem. I explained to my Doctor and he called and…"
"Initially when I had the control solution test failure of the PDM the Insulet folks sent me a new PDM. When both PDM's failed the control solution test I realized it was NOT the PDM it was the strips. I have lost pretty much all faith in Abbott…"
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