... I use the Lantus Solostar Pens for approximately two years and I am pleased with the ease and? effectiveness of the Insulin delivery. Recently, I applied for the Lantus Patient Assistance Program and after benefit verification, I was approved on December 17, 2013 for the Lantus Solostar with no restrictions. Although this may seem to be fantastic news for a 72 year old diabetic for over for over twenty years, but Sanofi decided to set a cutoff date for diabetic insulin at 12/14/2013 instead of going until the end of the year when the Medicare resumes for 2014. As a result, even though I applied on time and was approved, I just got screwed by one of the largest medical manufacturers who makes this critical drug. My question is "Why was this done BEFORE the end of the year and what can I do to get my 90 day supply of Solostar Pens?
Lantus Solostar Pens?
- 27 Dec 2013 by professionalservice
- 28 Dec 2013
- lantus, lantus solostar, delivery, insulin
Added 28 Dec 2013:
The Lantus Solostar Pen is a critical drug for Diabetics. Sanofi has a Patient Assistance Program in effect but Sanofi chooses to alter the year end cutoff date so it does not correspond with Medicare. I am in the Medicare donut hole and I must pay the full price for my prescriptions. I filed for assistance; was verified for benefits; and approved with "No Restrictions" on 12/17/13. This is just three, yes 3 days after Sanofi decided to establish a cutoff date on 12/14/13 which is 17 days short of the Medicare program which starts on 1/1/14. This just isn't fair.
Have you contacted them? They did the cut off a yr from the time you applied, Why not get just enough until medicare kicks back in? You don't have to get 90 days at a time. I see a problem with this med if they aren't willing to help, because my plan D will no longer pay for it. I'm not diabetic, but I thought about all you guys who use it.
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