Sticker Shock

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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.[1][2][3] Mainstays of treatment include aggressive IV fluids, vasopressors, and Lotto tickets.[4]


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  1. “I Can’t Afford These $4 Meds!” Says Patient with iPhone 6s Plus (Gold) & MacBook Air (Gomerblog)
  2. Breaking: Apple’s iPhone X Introduces New Crotch ID Feature (Gomerblog)
  3. Patient Holding $1000 new iPhone X Very Upset About $5 Prescription Co-Pay (Gomerblog)
  4. Society of Critical Care Medicine Recommends Vasopressin for Treatment of Sticker Shock This Holiday Season (Gomerblog)


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