I realize it’s been some time since I have posted. As many of you know I also am responsible for the annual Food Allergy Bloggers Conference, #FABlogCon; and have been busy planning this year’s conference. It will be held in Denver Colorado November 3-5. This conference is for anyone managing food allergies or celiac disease, with two tracks of lectures- one on blogger specific topics, and one disease management. I hosted a teleconference tonight for #FABlogCon attendees, with kalèo Pharmaceuticals, who wanted to share exciting news with us to pass along to our readers.
As you know, Auvi-Q came back to market on Valentine’s Day, and has been very passionate about making sure the device can get into the hands of the patients who want it. As part of this they have introduced their Auvi-Q AffordAbility program which allows patients to download a form, fill it out, bring it to your Dr, then have it faxed to them, once received and shipping address and delivery is verified (Auvi-Q will call you), you can get the new devices shipped to your door in 48 hours!
Here is the BIG news!!~ As we enter Summer vacation, many of us are already thinking about how we need to schedule Dr appointments to get our Back-to-School epinephrine refills ready for the fall. Auvi-Q is pleased to announce that you can get your forms filled out and submitted now- and set your delivery dates for just before your Back to School dates! For example, I can submit my forms now, and get delivery for September 1st, just before a September 5th return date. This will ensure a long expiration date on devices being kept at school.
The Patient AffordAbility program will allow families with no insurance, or high deductibles, or whose insurance won’t cover Auvi-Qs to still get them- for FREE. For those that insurance does not cover AUVI-Q, you can get it for $0 out-of-pocket though their Direct Delivery program. It does not matter what your income level is. Then, they have another program, completely separate, that provides AUVI-Q for $0 for people without government or commercial insurance, as long as they have an income of $100k or below. SO even if you get letters from you insurance companies saying that they will ONLY cover generic Epi-pens, you can STILL qualify to receive Auvi-Qs. I am proud to share this news with my readers, and hope it helps make sure that the patients who need this life-saving medication can get access to it.