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Scorpion sting leaves Arizona woman Marcie Edmonds with a big bill

Scorpion sting leaves Arizona woman Marcie Edmonds with a big bill

Marcie Edmonds, 52, of Phoenix, Arizona, pictured, was given two doses of a scorpion anti-venom called Anascorp, left, after the insect stung her in her garage last June. But the doctor didn't tell her each dose cost almost $40,000. The state's hospitals have been accused of profiteering on the drug, which costs just $100 a dose in Mexico, where it comes from.

Scorpion: The woman was stung by the scorpion while in her garage last June (stock photo)

Scorpion: The woman was stung by the scorpion while in her garage last June (stock photo)

Medical bill: The Chandler Regional Medical Center, pictured, gave Edmonds a bill for $83,046

Medical bill: The Chandler Regional Medical Center, pictured, gave Edmonds a bill for $83,046

 
Mark-up: The hospital charged Edmonds almost $40,000 per dose for the scorpion anti-venom Anascorp, pictured

Mark-up: The hospital charged Edmonds almost $40,000 per dose for Anascorp, pictured

 

Read More: http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/20120831scorpion-sting-leaves-woman-big-bill.html

 
 
 
 
 

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