To the Editor:
Re “The Insulin Wars,” by Danielle Ofri (Sunday Review, Jan. 20):
My 3-year-old son received a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes 37 years ago. Doctors, nurses and friends reminded me to be patient, as a cure was surely coming. I hung onto that hope for a while, but later that seemed like a pipe dream. Dr. Ofri’s article reminds me why that cure may never come.
Diabetes is but one of many chronic illnesses. The discovery of insulin continues to be a godsend. Profiting from the suffering of others is not.
As a society, we would all benefit from legislation that prohibits the manipulation of medications that financially benefit the manufacturer without regard for the patient. My son said that he has kept track of his expenses for his diabetes over the last 15 years and that the amount is staggering even with insurance.
Along with Dr. Ofri, I, too, am at a loss as to how to proceed. Where do I direct my anger and disappointment? Perhaps this is a first step, and I will continue to take more steps to see if I can make a difference. If not me, who?
Patti DavisWestbrook, Conn.
To the Editor:
I am a nursing professor with more than 40 years of experience in New York. The struggle is real and extends beyond obtaining insulin to asthma medications and to many other medications for chronic diseases, including mine.
I am under the diligent care of a leading endocrinologist, with a team of nurses and competent administrative staff. I am covered by an employer-based insurance plan.
Even with the help of my physician and his team, and armed with my own doctorate and M.B.A. in health care administration, I find that navigating the maze to obtain the medication prescribed by my physician for my treatment plan (an injection every six months) has been nothing short of harrowing.
While assured that my medication was shipped, it is now two months past my required injection date. The insurance company is working with its pharmacy vendor, who has a specialty pharmacy, for my particular medication. While they sort it out, we wait.
Numerous phone calls from patient and physician resolve nothing. Medication adherence is an enormous problem in this country with many not properly treated for their illnesses. If it is difficult, time-consuming and frustrating, bordering on impossible, for me to get needed medication, with in-depth understanding of the importance of my treatment, with insurance and with expert clinical care, I shudder to think how others with fewer resources manage.
Besides the real stress of being under treatment for any illness, there is no excuse for the added obstacles to obtaining medications, let alone the intrusion in the professional-patient relationship. The system is horribly broken.
Adrienne Wald High Falls, N.Y.B:
【舒】【雪】【霏】【对】【着】【她】【努】【了】【努】【嘴】，“【我】【去】【看】【书】【了】，【你】【早】【点】【休】【息】【吧】。” 【说】【完】【舒】【雪】【霏】【回】【了】【房】【继】【续】【啃】【她】【的】【投】【资】【资】【料】，【虽】【然】【字】【面】【意】【思】【她】【都】【看】【明】【白】【了】。 【但】【是】【真】【让】【她】【去】【投】【资】【心】【理】【还】【是】【没】【底】，【她】【又】【没】【钱】……【出】【钱】【的】【还】【不】【算】【应】【风】【凌】。 【真】【万】【一】【要】【是】【亏】【本】【了】，【那】【她】【可】【觉】【得】【没】【脸】【见】【人】【了】。 “【还】【是】【等】【应】【风】【凌】【回】【来】，【再】【问】【问】【他】【吧】。”【舒】【雪】【霏】【放】
【尽】【管】【知】【道】【这】【三】【个】【字】【是】【楚】【墨】【宸】【最】【不】【愿】【意】【听】【到】【的】，【冷】【羽】【笙】【终】【究】【还】【是】【说】【了】【出】【来】。 【见】【此】，【楚】【墨】【宸】【便】【是】【一】【阵】【叹】【息】，【心】【中】【不】【禁】【有】【些】【担】【心】【冷】【羽】【笙】【会】【跟】【着】【他】【一】【起】【出】【征】，【毕】【竟】【冷】【羽】【笙】【的】【性】【格】【他】【还】【是】【有】【所】【了】【解】【的】。 【如】【此】【想】【着】【为】【了】【以】【防】【万】【一】，【楚】【墨】【宸】【不】【禁】【的】【说】【道】，“【羽】【笙】，【陪】【我】【去】【吃】【一】【盏】【茶】【吧】！【随】【后】【我】【便】【需】【要】【准】【兵】【力】【了】。” 【闻】【言】，【冷】
【于】【是】，【喻】【笙】【开】【了】【杜】【瑾】【和】【的】【车】，【带】【着】【布】【尼】【尔】【回】【自】【己】【公】【寓】【了】，【留】【那】【俩】***【在】【酒】【店】【自】【生】【自】【灭】。 【回】【公】【寓】【前】，【喻】【笙】【还】【带】【着】【布】【尼】【尔】【去】【超】【市】【里】【逛】【了】【一】【圈】，【买】【了】【布】【尼】【尔】【需】【要】【的】【睡】【衣】【和】【洗】【漱】【用】【品】，【又】【买】【了】【些】【吃】【的】【才】【回】【去】。 【第】【一】【次】【来】【到】【喻】【笙】【的】【公】【寓】，【布】【尼】【尔】【显】【然】【十】【分】【激】【动】，【又】【带】【着】【点】【拘】【谨】。 【喻】【笙】【见】【他】【眼】【睛】【提】【溜】【提】【溜】【地】【转】【着】，【明】【明】香港百分百中特2018年“【主】【人】，【放】【心】【吧】，【影】【儿】【以】【后】【的】【海】【中】【之】【参】【供】【应】，【全】【都】【包】【在】【我】【身】【上】【了】。” 【小】【紫】【把】【胸】【口】【拍】【得】【砰】【砰】【直】【响】。 【江】【楚】【则】【是】【暗】【自】【一】【笑】。 【丫】【的】，【总】【算】【甩】【掉】【了】【一】【个】【麻】【烦】【包】【袱】，【以】【后】【有】【小】【紫】【想】【办】【法】【给】【影】【儿】【弄】【海】【中】【之】【参】，【自】【己】【也】【能】【轻】【松】【点】【了】。 【哈】【哈】【哈】…… 【甩】【掉】【包】【袱】【的】【感】【觉】，【真】【舒】【服】。 “【你】【叫】【八】【戒】？【这】【名】【字】【还】【瞒】【好】【听】【的】。”
【包】【不】【书】【对】【于】【计】【划】【有】【些】【犹】【豫】，【让】【大】【黑】【密】【切】【观】【察】。【有】【人】【要】【质】【疑】【了】，【天】【魔】【难】【道】【不】【能】【跨】【越】【空】【间】，【一】【下】【子】【突】【袭】【过】【去】？ 【可】【以】【啊】！ 【这】【就】【跨】【越】【过】【去】【被】【人】【包】【围】【了】【呢】，【还】【有】【跨】【越】【空】【间】【存】【在】【很】【多】【未】【知】【的】【因】【素】，【而】【天】【魔】【组】【成】【战】【队】，【只】【要】【初】【速】【起】【来】【了】，【后】【续】【就】【不】【管】【了】，【直】【接】【朝】【一】【个】【方】【向】【直】【接】【运】【动】【就】【是】【了】。 【根】【本】【不】【需】【要】【消】【耗】【什】【么】【力】【量】，【没】【有】
【一】【前】【一】【后】，【黑】【龙】【会】【以】【二】【圣】【对】【决】【光】【明】【堡】【三】【圣】，【一】【出】【手】【就】【是】【绝】【杀】。 【宁】【雄】【吉】【冒】【四】【野】【雷】【德】【蒙】【库】【克】【一】【个】【圣】【者】【三】【阶】【两】【个】【四】【阶】，【三】【个】【圣】【者】【即】【便】【是】【在】【宁】【王】【城】【也】【是】【举】【足】【轻】【重】【的】【力】【量】，【所】【以】【志】【得】【意】【满】【的】【宁】【雄】【压】【根】【就】【没】【把】【龙】【堡】【和】【铁】【堡】【当】【一】【回】【事】。 【今】【日】【突】【然】【遭】【到】【攻】【击】，【宁】【雄】【顿】【时】【傻】【了】，【来】【不】【及】【多】【想】，【他】【便】【冲】【去】【找】【奥】【亚】【城】【的】【两】【位】【大】【人】【商】【议】，【吉】