An Arizona woman was stung with a whopping $83,046 medical bill after being attacked by a scorpion last June.
Marcie Edmonds, 52, of Phoenix, was opening a box of air-conditioner filters in her garage when the insect stung her on the bottom, according to AZcentral.com.
After her throat tightened, her vision blurred and she became unable to walk or breathe properly, she hurried to nearby Chandler Regional Medical Center.
At the hospital emergency room, a doctor told her a scorpion anti-venom, called Anascorp, would relieve her symptoms.
But he never told her the drug cost an astronomical $39,652 per dose neither did he offer up an alternative, she claims.
Edmonds was given two doses of the drug administered through an IV drip and was discharged after just three hours once her symptoms subsided.
ccording to Arizona Republic, the anti-venom costs just $100 a dose at pharmacies in Mexico, suggesting the state's hospitals are making a fortun
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