I have spent hours and hours getting prior authorizations. Many patients just give up. Sometimes patients have to suffer and show they tried a lesser med and failed before the med originally recommended is covered. So meanwhile the patient suffers the symptoms while they are forced to do their trial of cheaper med. Terrible care and really disgusting that a physician has no say over his patients.

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