He has now fallen in the Medicare "donut hole" and the medication is around $400.00 a month for 10 patches, with Medicare/Humana paying close to 50% if the cost. He is totally disabled from a severe back injury in 2003 and his monthly income is not all that much. Any/all helpful information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
15 Dec 2011
I don't know where you are, but if his income is within a certain range, the state insurance or medicaid might help. Try contacting drug companies manufacturing the patches like Watson or mylan and find out if they have programs. I love original Medicare as I feel it affords me more choices in healthcare and assistance programs. In Florida, on disability, I pay $2.00 a prescription ... $6.30 at the most and all docs take Medicare. Good Lu k. Sorry about your hubby.
15 Dec 2011
Hi bigbrneyzs! I'm so sorry for a delayed response to your question. :(
I only spotted your question tonight. Apologies.
How's your hubby doing now? How have things been?
Do you live in the U.S.? If so, please look up Janssen Pharmaceuticals on the internet. On their website, they have information concerning patient assistance & display some links to different programs that are offered.
If you have any direct questions about the Fentanyl patch please call 1 (800) 526-7736 [9 PM - 5 PM] ET if you're in the U.S.
I truly wish the best for you both! Good luck!
from Wendy :)
15 Dec 2011
I don't happen to have the assistance number handy, but if you call your pharmatist, or if you have the leaflet that comes with the medication(you can ask the pharmatist for that too) there should be a number to call for patient assitance there. Your other option is look the name of the maker up on the internet & they should list that number also. You will have to fill out forms & probably have your doctor sign them,but they should be able to help you. I wish you the best...
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