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Scorpion stings are pricey

2012-09-04 21:05:55.530065+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Scorpion sting leaves Ahwatukee woman with a big bill. The anti-venon "Anascorp" costs $100 a dose from pharmacies in Mexico. Here in the U.S., Tennessee-based Rare Disease Therapeutics sells it to a distributor for $3,500, which sells it to hospitals for $3,780, Chandler Regional Medical Center charged her $83,046 for two doses, her insurance company paid for $57,509 of that, leaving her with $25,537 because the emergency room treatment was out of network.


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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-04 22:21:17.093187+00 by: other_todd

In a similar story, this has been in our local news recently: