I take Humira for ulcerative colitis. Last year I had to get prior authorization to continue taking it. It took SIX WEEKS of back and forth with the health plan and my provider. I had to get my employer involved. The health plan out-sourced the specialty drugs and pointed fingers between them and the company as to who was demanding the documentation. It took me about 3 months to get back on track with my remission.

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