Forced by Aetna off Diovan for Irbesartan
I'd been taking Diovan for many, many years. I was then informed that Aetna required that Diovan be replaced by Irbesartan. After taking Irbesartan, I found myself with dizziness and anxiety. Aetna would then approve a different replacement drug for Diovan. I'm diabetic and have heart problems in the family. Aetna is rejecting Diovan because it's more expensive than the far lower-rated Irbesartan. The insurance company is killing me with the switch. Therefore, I am not taking any cheaper, low-rated drug to protect myheart, kidneys, or blood pressure, and am now living with reduced dizziness, and the only anxiety that remains is that I've lost the protection of Diovan. It's entirely a money-matter for the insurance companies, who are following the advice of Dr. Joseph Mengele and Adolph Eichman to pay less and increase efficiency at human peril.