I'm confused. After years with one insurance company, we've
switched companys for next year. I was looking at there preferred drug list. I don't see Peg-Intron, only ribavirin/interferon a-b. The web site
was updated 11/02/01.
It is my understanding that Pegasys was FDA approved along with
ribavirin? I do know that Schering is trying to be cagey and are
saying they want users of pegasys to register with them (which I am
understanding is unlawful).
Why would they not have pegasys on this list? The only thing I can
figure from this is they know its ineffective and people will not
use something that causes these side effects and does not work. They
save money because people don't use it. But can say they do offer this
I have a tough time figuring out how an insurer gets away with not
offering a drug that is FDA approved. If there is competition with
other drugs being available, I can figure.
I intend to call the insurance company but I realize that may not
get me anywhere. This is why I am asking you about this. This information
may help others who want to do Pegasys.
Thanks for your thoughtful input