Is there a patient assistance program available to help provide the medication to patients without insurance? My son is on disability and makes less that $13,000 annually. Nothing else is working for his bi-polar/schizophrenia and his doctor has mentioned trying Saphris. The reviews are positive so we may switch when we see the doctor Tuesday. I'm wondering how he would afford it.
discuss this with the doctor, I know that usually they have you look in other areas but it is his responsibility to treat the whole person, making a limited amount should entitle him to some sort of assistance, maybe the doctor or his staff can point you in the right direction to find the appropriate people that can assist you in getting him the help that he needs
Since your son is on disability from the government he may also qualify for low income drug assistance from the government in your state. Try calling Medicare at 1-800-633-4277 and ask about the low income drug assistance program. I don't know what state you are in but most states have a State Pharmacy Assistance Program (SPAP) that you can get the number for and give them a call.
I receive disability from the federal government and through my state because of my low income I only pay 6.50 per brand name prescription and even less for generic. Worth a try.
If you are not in the US, I am sorry none of this will apply.
Good luck and post again if you have further questions,
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