I have the gene that makes my cholesterol go extremely high and diet or exercise won’t help. I cannot take statins. I have tried it all. The only medicine that I can take is Repatha. I have been trying since this last October to get my Repatha refill…I am still in the waiting process; my cholesterol is now high again from the waiting game because of this prior authorization. These prior authorizations are putting people at high unnecessary health risks. Please help to put a stop to this method.

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