Yippee! Kudos to Abbott for replacing my Humira!

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   Posted 1/18/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
As some of you may remember, I get my Humira for free through Abbott's Patient Assistance Program.

Well, last time they shipped me my refill (a three month supply that comes in a cooler and is shipped via overnight delivery) i forgot to bring it home with me from the office. Then, when I brought it home the next day, I did a double oops and forgot to put it right into the refrigerator. By the time I opened the sealed cooler (packed with cold packs to keep the Humira at the right temp), it was no longer cold.

I was terrified since I knew it was only my fault. I really wasn't feeling good, so I decided to take the first dose anyway. I was really nervous, but it ended up being ok. (don't try it yourself!).

While nothing bad happened, like an allergic reaction, i don't think the Humira was working now that it had been left to spoil. I was completely distraught. But I called Abbott and they were very kind to replace the shipment, and I got it today! It would have cost me several thousand dollars to replace the medicine myself.

Just wanted to pass on the good news, sometimes good things can happen!
"The things that make us feel so abnormal, are actually the things that make us all the same" - from PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives - by Frank Warren

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   Posted 1/18/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Your so right, good things do happen to good people too.  I am so happy for you.


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   Posted 1/19/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
i have had good luck with Abbott before as well. my infusion pumps are Abbott's . they need to be rebuilt every couple years and they take care of it quickly and cost effective to my insurance.


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   Posted 1/19/2008 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am happy they replace your Humira and no cost to you. We all make mistakes from time to time thats why were human and not machines.
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