Every time I get a prior auth I want to scream! These take my staff away from actually helping me with practicing medicine. Then we spend countless hours on doing these and half the time we get them covered the patient's co-pay is too high for them to afford. I always start with the cheapest medications first and only go to new ones when these have failed. This is just a stalling tactic for insurance to keep from paying for a more expensive medication.

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