By Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)
This is a modern-day story of David and Goliath of how a patient took on CVS Caremark and won.
In the biblical version, David with just a staff, sling, and stones, fights the giant Goliath and wins.
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In the modern-day version, Beth Waldron, a patient advocate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, receives a letter from CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefit manager of CVS Health. The CVS Caremark letter informed her that Eliquis (apixaban), the blood-thinning medication she had been taking for eight years, would no longer be on the CVS Caremark’s national formulary beginning in January 2022.
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