I think this would bother me:
Got this in the US mail today from the maker of a drug I'm not even taking any more. THIS is where my insurance $$ are going. pic.twitter.com/QH4uvDAlSK
— Wendy Nather (@wendynather) April 15, 2017
It’s not like the manufacturer is going broke, apparently:
Like all of the TNF inhibitors, infliximab is an expensive medication, costing about US$900 for a 100 mg dose, and within the United States is covered by almost every medical insurance plan (though caps on many plans make it possible to be covered for only a subset of treatments in the course of a year). Infliximab is supplied as a sterile, white, lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder, so must be reconstituted and administered by a health care professional, usually in a hospital or office setting. For this reason, it is usually covered under major medical insurance rather than prescription drug coverage. The loading regimen for all approved indications occurs at weeks 0, 2, and 6 at the above dosages.
A check of the formulary at CFI Care (not its real initials) got the Nelson Muntz treatment.
Respondents to the original thread estimate the price of this mailer as $25-55 per unit, which I presume you can afford to spend if you’re getting $900 per dose.