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Omeprazole - It's a miracle drug for us who take it for Chronic heartburn/acid!
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    Boston, Massachusetts
    Joined: Nov 2011
    Posts: 1
Post Date: 11/23/2011 3:45:48 PM
Last year, my 2011 Part D Prescription Provider (RxAmerica) decided to limit the coverage of Omeprazole Cap (20mg) to only 90 Capsules per year! I have NO idea what was behind this decision other than utter stupidity/ignorance or simply trimming their bottom-line costs. What they failed to understand were two important things: (1) some patients take Omeprazole for otherwise UNCONTROLLABLE and CHRONIC heart-burn (acid) and rely on it daily, as well as constant insurance coverage, and have been taking it for decades. BTW: This is unlike a patient who needs to take Omeprazole/Prilosec on a temporary basis. (2) It would be cost prohibitive for patients on low and fixed incomes to now pay for their yearly dosage of omemprazole! I don’t know what happened – perhaps an outcry from patients and/or doctor’s office alike, but my new 2012 Part D Prescription Provider (CVS Caremark Value) will cover 60 capsules per month for the complete year! Thank you to the decisions makers at CVS Caremark Value who understand the difference between occasional heartburn treatment and CHRONIC conditions requiring constant use and thus the reasonable decision to cover it for them!
    Joined: Jan 2012
    Posts: 1
Post Date: 1/31/2012 4:27:36 PM
I love Omeprazole. Works well for me.


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