More common than septic, cardiogenic, hypovolemic, and anaphylactic shock combined, sticker shock is a life-threatening condition when the tissues and organs of the body are not receiving enough blood flow as the result of the exorbitant price of a product. The release of the iPhone X has been the latest source of epidemic proportions of sticker shock. Mainstays of treatment include aggressive IV fluids, vasopressors, and Lotto tickets.
- “I Can’t Afford These $4 Meds!” Says Patient with iPhone 6s Plus (Gold) & MacBook Air (Gomerblog)
- Breaking: Apple’s iPhone X Introduces New Crotch ID Feature (Gomerblog)
- Patient Holding $1000 new iPhone X Very Upset About $5 Prescription Co-Pay (Gomerblog)
- Society of Critical Care Medicine Recommends Vasopressin for Treatment of Sticker Shock This Holiday Season (Gomerblog)