Stelara / Not Humira or Enbrel - Why?
A subcutaneous injectable drug like Humira or Enbrel that the patient injected themself with (for years and years) cannot be done with Stelara. You MUST go to the doctors office for the subcutaneous injection. Why? Even my doctors office staff doesn't know - or at least won't tell me. From what I've been able to come up with the FDA is behind this. They are the ones that require a "health provider" [or whatever] do this subcutaneous injection. Does the fact that this drug cost $8000 a yr have something to do with it? I think so, and I'm an expert on this stuff.
So I have to drive 135 miles (one way) to get this injection, even though I 've done percutaneous, trans- muscular, intraosseous procedures for like 30 years! Pah-leez!
Yes - let's get the government involved in our healthcare. It sure makes sense, doesn't it?