I had to have half of my panceas removed 2 years ago,and had to take an early retirement;I just had my insurance expire on me,and I wont live without this drug...
At a retail price of $1,023.00 a month,how does a person on a income of 1,400.00 a month get help ?
- 3 Dec 2010 by G Dampier
- 8 December 2010
Try going to the webpage for the medication, the manufacturer should have one for it( the name of the medication did not come out in your post so I have no idea who the manufacturer is, but it should be easy to find on the site or in wikipedia.org, look it up on either place) and see if there is a way to contact them on the webpage. Send them a note asking if they have an assistance program. If that is not available, ask your pharmacist if there are any programs to help people pay for necessary meds. Call your doctor to see if they will give you samples of the medication, or if there is another med available that will work but has a generic available.
Please do as Patti suggested. So many pharmaceutical companies have assistance programs for people prescribed their medication. Many of them will give it to you at a big discount and even free! Research the medications and see if other companies manufacture it. Try as many places as you can. You could also google, www.needymeds.com. Good luck to you and hope you can find help.
I hate to be a spoilsport or a party pooper "LOL"... but what about Generics. Heck, everybody knows they're second rate , but they do work. I know as that's all I use. Does anyone have an idea what the company 's reduced price on a "name " drug with a $1023.00 price tag hangin' on it, would be. If this person is on medicare , and He/She should be if that's all they make /month , they could get on a generic drug program through "CIGNA MEDICARE RX (PDP), P. O. Box 269005 . Weston, FL. 33326-9927. Almost all generic drugs cost $2.50 for 30 pills & $6.00 for 90
pills. But hurry because I think enrollment period ends December 31 2010. P. S. Don't shy away from... and ask Questions?? Sacosam
Hi G Dampier,
I just found out my Insurance company will no longer pay for the Kadian I take for my pain, and if I want this med I would have to pay 1, 687.56 per month, and that is not the only med they have discontinued from my medical insurance benefits. So I understand.
Today I googled this site and found a wonderful host of information; give it a try it is,www.PatientAssistance.com / there is also one that Montel Williams promotes for assistance for those not having any insurance at all. My best of luck to you, and hope you'll soon find some help. God Bless midwestma
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