I am a senior citizen and I have fallen into the proverbial "doughnut" hole on my yearly allotment of coverage for prescription drug insurance as prescribed in medicare plan "D." That means I do not have any coverage to help pay for a 30 day dosage of Provigil which costs $1200.00 a month . My coverage will not kick in again until I reach approximately $4500.00 worth of out of pocket prescription drug payments. I can not afford to pay $1200.00 for one medication, considering the various other medications I must buy out of pocket. Is there any help available to cover these costs? What is the name and email address of the manufacturer of Provigil?
9 May 2011
Hello: I was on Provigil and paying $550.00 a month last year. On another site I asked the same type of question as you are doing here. Someone suggested I look into Nuvigil, which I did. I was able to find the website for the manufacturer and sign up to get their 'card' for a discount on it. It took several months before they responded. At first, I got a big $5.00 off--- as Walgreens was first charging my insurance, then deducting the discount! THEN, I got a really nice lady pharmacist who decided to try to process the monthly order as a CASH payment--no insurance coverage--and I then saved about $50.00-$60.00/month... which brought the price down to around $299.00.
The Mfg. card was supposed to be good for 12 months, but by the time it arrived, I only had about 6 months until it expired! The ad on the website said that it 'could' bring the cost down to just a $25.00 co-pay... which obviously was not the case!
***YOU NEED TO FIND ANOTHER PHARMACY CHAIN--IF THIS IS COSTING YOU $1200/MONTH!!!
ALICE: if you have not yet found the website for this, please contact me directly, as a Private Question/Message, and I will go back and look up the info for you. I am going to FRIEND you now, and you till need to FRIEND me back, before you can contact me privately.
Mary, madhatter 5/9/11, 12:16 am, EDT
8 May 2011
Dear Alice, I hope someone will have definite info for you, but I can tell you of a couple of things to do. Find the webpage for Provigil or the manufacturer of Provigil and see if there is anywhere on the page a prompt that says anything like "contact us," or "financial assistance program," it may be worded differently, but most major companies do have programs. Also, there is another medication called Nuvigil, that is very similar and costs a bit less. There is no generic for Provigil at this time. I hope you will hit comment and tell us how this medication has worked for you. I had it recommended for me, but wasn't sure if I should consider trying it. If you don't know the manufacturer's name, try looking it up here at drugs.com under the clickable tab on the blue banner just under the words Drugs.com the tab is drugs A to z. Best of Luck Patti
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