So, at 2:15 p.m. today Dr. Regina Tan from Pfizer Animal Health called me. I must say she was very nice. She wanted to answer any medical questions I might have and give me a little background on VAS. I appreciate the gesture, but I didn’t really have any questions and I’ve already read everything I can get my hands on in regards to VAS. Near the end of the conversation she let me know that reimbursement is handled by her managers and she had passed on Chicken’s letter and pictures. Dr. Tan regretted to inform me that despite Pfizer’s Full-Year 2010 Revenues of $67.8 Billion Dollars they will be unable to offer me any more than the $1,254.00 of the $7,688.11 we have spent trying to save Chicken’s life. Maybe Pfizer thinks pets are disposable, but the Kenny family sure doesn’t. Think about Pfizer’s actions the next time your doctor is prescribing a medicine for you. Ask if Pfizer is the manufacturer. If so, ask for an alternative made by another pharmaceutical company. Tell your veterinarian that you do not want your animals to be given any Pfizer products as well.
I am now awaiting a letter from Robert McCloskey informing me of their decision not to pay for Chicken’s treatment in full.