14 thoughts on “$116 Was Too Much for Flu Medication, So Teacher Died

  1. This sucks. I have a friend, teaches at Cal State East Bay, was asked to fill in for another prof, who died in the space of 3 weeks.

  2. This is the first article on this sad subject that said her husband bought the "medication" for her. Nobody says what that "medication" is, and I admit to not knowing what options are out there for us after already contracting the flu. So anyway, she got the medication and died in spite of it. Maybe too late? Or not effective? I dunno…

      1. $116 copay for an OTC like Theraflu seems a bit much. Besides, that just treats symptoms. Maybe one of the antivirals, but doesn't appear any of those are the viral equivalent of antibiotics.

        1. That's a good point. I've got an unusual metabolism that renders me immune to poison ivy/oak and also if I have a fever, acetaminophen will make my fever go *up*, so yeah what could the pharmacy give her that would have helped? Seems a trip to the ER and fast was her only option. Remember how fast Jim Henson died?

  3. The leader of one of my resistance groups is getting her teacher certification this year :-(

    She's married, so maybe she's covered by hubby's plan. If not…fuck.

      1. Overall, I'd have to disagree with that. Some spots are good, others, even most places in CA are not- I mean, I hope CA teachers get good benefits, but primary education as a whole in CA isn't so hot.

        Don't mean to be a downer, but I've seen a lot of sides in this since raising Kid Glass out here.

          1. I swear this state lives off of other state's better primary education systems. I think teachers all over this fucking state should be paid well and supported well- far more than they are at the moment. DON'T EVEN get me started on most of the public colleges in this state.

            I volunteer to do science shit at public schools in this area!

  4. I'm guessing the prescribed medicine was Tamiflu. Which has little, if any efficacy. Really, it's just another Big Pharma scam. This was a bad outcome, a tragedy and probably no one to blame.

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