My sister takes this drug for encephalopathy caused by cirrhosis to her liver during cancer radiation treatment. She is on disability currently and her copay each month runs approximately $405 per month, now considered a tier-5 drug?
Xifaxan - Why is this drug so expensive?
Question posted by scustis on 18 May 2013
Last updated on 20 April 2021
I don't know if your sister can use CVS Caremark mail order for her prescriptions. I pay $90 for 3 months of the prescription through Caremark. The doctor just has to send in a pre-approval every 6-12 months which the pharmacy will let your doctor know.
There aren't alot of meds for this and the manufacturer takes advantage of that. They have to pay their stock holders. Here are some places you can seek help for her. CoPay Relief Program The 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 www.access2wellness.com
Hello scutis. Speculation in my answer. I imagine the nature of the drug, given its classification. Just wondering if she contacts the manufacturer and ask for assistance, if your sister might be helped as in a patient assistance program. (Reduced cost or possibly no cost) It might be a venue/option for her. Regards pledge
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