... pay a lot of money to buy this is anyone out there can help us ? Thanks
Did you ever wonder who dreamt up that donut hole? geez its stupid. Here are some places you can try to get help.
The CoPay Relief Program 1-866-512-3861 or www.copay.org; or Suddenly Senior www.suddenlysenior.com/patientassistantprograms.html; or Needy Meds www.needymeds.org; and Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-477-2669 or www.pparx.org www.freemedicine.com
You can also try www.patientassisstance.com and www.helprx.info/home. I have not used these discount sites myself but they may be worth looking into. The sites that kaismama told you about are ones I have sent patients to as well. You can also try the manufacturer of his patch to see if they have a patient assistance program. Your pharmacist should be able to help you with the name of the manufacturer. He may also have the phone number but if he doesnt you can google, most pharma companies have websites and the website might have a place to find out about patient assistance programs. It is difficult with this "donuthole" because many assistance programs and discounts wont apply to folks in the hole so be sure to ask them about if you can use it while in the hole.
My father goes through this same business-he had to go off the more expensive drugs and go onto MSContin because it was the most affordable option with generics so it is only about 200 dollars a month for both his long acting and short acting morphine. He also has very expensive multiple kinds of insulin they have to purchase while in the hole. It doesnt take him long to meet catastrophic but it is still a large chunk of change until it does! Fentanyl is very expensive. I was faced with having to pay $1600 for a months supply of 100mcg/hr once when my insurance wouldnt pay for an early fill because the patches kept falling off before the 48 hours were up. Luckily one of the pharmacists managed to get it to go through because she was one who cared enough to work for it-it took her a good part of the day haggling back and forth with my insurance but she got it done for me! Best of luck! I hope you find some help! Dzoo
I know this might not help, however, I was on Suboxone, (GREAT PAIN RELIEF) and had to go back to Fentanyl due to the cost of Suboxone... ($800.00) a month... If you have a Sam's club in your area, they are MUCH cheaper than any other place I have found. Walgreens is $500.00, Sam's Club, $132.62 for 2 boxes, 20 day supply. I was blown away. Call around, I hear Costco is close in price as well.
I'm so sorry that he is going through what I have as well...
- Fentanyl Information for Consumers
- Fentanyl Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fentanyl (detailed)
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