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mrsm123
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   Posted 9/6/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
 
and here is a big list of all of the programs around the country - but check them out really well......you may find something there.
 
 
PA Lady,
I just came across this and thought of you. I don't know if you've seen this before, but it has links to all kinds of stuff for those without insurance.
Hope that you can find something useful here.
Sandi

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PAlady
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   Posted 9/6/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandi,
Thanks so much! Yes, I've been using that very site. I hope others read this because there really are helpful programs linked to that site. Just last week I completed applications for four medications (3 separate pharmaceutical companies, so 3 different applications). Of course, haven't yet found anything for percocet so I may have to pay for that one but fortunately it's not horribly expensive.

Now I just have to wait and see if they all come through. It takes a few weeks. And some of the meds. have to go to my doctor's office (Pfizer mandates this). It's weird because these aren't controlled substances or anything. But for my nexium I did the entire application and just had to pick up the prescription and attach it. It's amazing how much easier it is to apply for medications that aren't for pain!

So this IS a worthwhile site for anyone who doesn't have prescription coverage. Even if you do, some companies have some discount cards you can get, so it's worth it for everyone to take a look.

Thanks again, Sandi!

PaLady
p.s. Maybe you want to retitle this thread (you can do that using the edit feature) something about prescription assistance resource? Then others may tend to read.

LLPLUV
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   Posted 9/7/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
PAlady man what kind of percs do you take? If I didn't have insurance my perc 10's would be 195.00 a month!

Sandi I also want to say thank you for finding this information it will be useful for many people.

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mrsm123
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   Posted 9/7/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi PA Lady,

I'm glad that you are finding the site useful. I went to go edit the title and of course was too late.......maybe one of the mods can change it? Or the forum owner? 

There is an alphabetical list too of resources, not sure what they are all about, but I saw that huge list on the 2nd link, so maybe there is more there than prescriptions....

Anyway, I am glad that you are finding some help out there.  I wish that I could find more to help you.

Sandi


PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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mrsm123
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   Posted 9/7/2009 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
You are quite welcome Laurie. We all can use help once in a while. It's nice to know that those programs are available.
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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PAlady
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   Posted 9/7/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Laurie,
The generic oxycodone 5/325's would cost me about $100 for 180 pills (6/day). Now that's not cheap, but compared to effexor and nexium - which are around $300-400 month - they are! Although effexor XR 150 is just coming out with a generic. My pharmacies don't have it in stock yet, although it's in their computers. Still, it's only going to be about $30 less than the brand name because it's so new.

If you take the brand percocet, or the 10mg's, that may be the cost differential. If not, I'd call other pharmacies and ask - even if you have to go back to your PM doc and re-do your contract.

BTW, I'm still searching for a percocet or oxycodone via some pharmaceutical outlet through pparx.org. They've got tons of links. I've found something for oxycontin, but don't want that. Still the HUGE problem will be I'm absolutely certain they will mandate it be shipped directly to the doctor, and my prescribing doctor is 3 hours away. Plus it's in a hospital system, so I'd hate to see what would happen to the mail delivery. And I'm fairly certain my neurosurgeon's office would pull the plug on me at that point. I wouldn't blame him, as he's followed me for nearly 2 years, way past most of his patients. I don't want to push my luck.

I probably will have to start stretching out the percocets and see what I can make work by substituting a tylenol for some of the tablets (yes, I know about the max. tylenol dosage!).

PaLady
oops - Laurie, just reread your post as I was scrolling up, and see you do take the 10's. That's why they're more expensive, but trust me, even that amount is "cheap" when compared to some of these meds with no generics (like my nexium) that are double and triple that!
shakehead

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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
PAlady said...
Laurie,
The generic oxycodone 5/325's would cost me about $100 for 180 pills (6/day).


Piping in from the uninsured club..... sad

I use this discount card: www.yourrxcard.com/

It's a totally free card, with no catches. In fact, you don't even have to put your name on the card; you can generate just a discount number and then print it out and take it to a participating pharmacy, where they add it to your account.

There are a lot of nationwide chains that are participating providers - Walmart, KMart, Target, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Eckerd, Rite Aid, Costco.. just to name few.

I price-checked the generic oxycodone 5/325 and for 180 it was $20.99 at most of them, but for some reason it was $68.78 at CVS.

:-)

mrsm123
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   Posted 9/8/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for changing the title of the thread. Now maybe someone else who needs assistance with prescription costs can find this .......
:-)   smilewinkgrin
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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PAlady
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   Posted 9/8/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Bionic,
THANKS!! I am definitely going to check that out! The price I got was from CVS. I know prices can vary more than most of us realize from one pharmacy to the next. One of our local grocery chains (Giant Eagle) just started offering a bunch of free antibiotiocs and such, to compete with WalMart. Bionic - I didn't know you were uninsured, too?!! Oh, lady, we have way too much in common! Do you know which source quoted you the $20 price? I mean if it's a national chain of some sort, I sure would try them. I was planning to call around before I got my next percocet script filled.

I'm hoping that the other meds will all be free, but who knows. Depends on whether I'm accepted into the programs, and whether they continue. All the applications state they can change or stop the program at any time without notice. Pfizer just got hit with a billion dollar judgment on Bextra, so who knows what purse strings they'll be pulling in.

Sandi - continued thanks!

And if anyone knows of other resources, why not put them here for all to share.

PaLady

BionicWoman
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   Posted 9/8/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep PA.. I'm among the uninsured as well. Insurance had to go when the premium got to be more than my mortgage smhair

The $20 quote was from Walmart, KMart, and Kroger. Actually, it was from everywhere except CVS, but those were the 3 nationwides that came up.

I've been using that card for almost a year now and have only had trouble at one particular CVS, where I get charged significantly more for one of my prescriptions. I don't think that has to do with the card, though. I think it has to do with a particular idiot behind the counter.

PAlady
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   Posted 9/8/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Bionic,
I forgot to add that CVS did match WalMart's price for me on an antibiotic. I was calling around for prices, and when I called my local CVS and told them the WalMart price, they said they would match it. Maybe I'll try that for the percocet, too.

Either way, thanks a bunch. I've got WalMart's and KMart's around, but no Krogers. I love it on the rare occasion when they actually compete for our business! Course if you've got a pain contract that makes it difficult to shop around, but I don't have one...yet!

PaLady

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   Posted 9/9/2009 12:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Bionic (& everyone),
I just used the site you recommended at www.yourrxcard.com to price the generic percocet and I found the same differential you did. The lowest prices ($20.99) were at WalMart, K-Mart, Sam's Club, and a couple of others and then they started to slowly escalate at I got into the estimates from the drugstore chains. Rite-Aid I think was about $33 and Walgreens a bit higher, with the highest being $68.78 at CVS! I will use the phone to call around before I go hoping from place to place.

The rules also say anyone can use that site, including people with insurance. Can be used to help with deductibles, and, I think, co-pays. WOW!

Bionic, you've done it again, girl! I owe you!!!!

PaLady

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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
When I first ran across that site, my cynical side said "yeah right.. gimme a break.." eyes

It's turned out to be pretty darn useful, so I apologized to it for being so cynical in the beginning.. smilewinkgrin

Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 9/9/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont know if anyone recommended, but Costco is a great place to get medication when you have no insurance someitmes. One time I was paying for one of my migraine medications was $136.00 at most pharmacies (give or take a few dollars) and I of course had no choice but to pay. Well I decided to give costco a try once and they only charged me $36.00, $100 cheaper with no saving cards or anything. And you dont have to be a member to use the costco pharmacy, atleast not where I'm at. Just tell the people when you enter that your just going to the pharmacy, and they say ok. So I always tell people to call them first for prices before paying for your scripts out of pocket. And also those small ma and pa pharmcies are able to lower the price for you if they choose. I had one lady at one of those small pharmcies save me over $150 once.

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BionicWoman
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   Posted 9/9/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
We don't have Costco in my area, but I noticed they're a participating provider with that discount card, so you might be able to get a double bang for the buck if you have one!

PAlady
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   Posted 9/9/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Bionic,
Did you have any trouble using the rxcard site? I'm having trouble printing out a card. It's probably my older computer. I may have to go to one of my cousin's and use theirs if I can't get mine to work. Periodically I get people telling me I need to update something or other and whenever I try to do those things I screw something up! LOL

No Costco in my area either. But if I can get this card to print out the price on the percocet (generic) is very affordable.

PaLady

BionicWoman
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   Posted 9/10/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
No, I haven't had any trouble.. I'll go see if it cooperates with me.

ETA - it printed fine for me. If it's refusing to work for you, I think you can call the number on their contact page and have them mail you a card. I know they mail out bulk cards if you click through the link, so I'm sure they'd be willing to mail out a single card too.

Post Edited (BionicWoman) : 9/10/2009 1:08:21 PM (GMT-6)


PAlady
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   Posted 9/10/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Bionic,
I think I got some cards to print out. I had to do it by clicking on where it asks if you want to print out more, so I got 12 cards, but they're all the same number, so I don't know what that means! LOL Anyway, I think the problem is solved.

Thanks!!!

BTW - I just got an automated called from the folks at Astro Zeneca who make my nexium (for my Barrett's esophagus) and they said it's in the mail. WOO HOO! One down, about a hundred more to go! LOL

PaLady

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   Posted 9/10/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Ooops.. we posted over top of each other.. LOL

PAlady
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   Posted 9/11/2009 12:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to add another website my pharmacist told me about tonight. It's

www.togetherrx.com

I was picking up a 15 day supply of effexor and already using a discount our county provides, but she suggested I go to this site and print out the discount card to see if I got a better deal. She said if I brought it in within a couple of days they would still put it through and see if they could refund me some money. 15 days cost about $75, and that's the cost it woud be with the card from www.yourrxcard.com. So I printed out the other discount card and am going to try it out. I have already sent in for what I hope will be free medications through the manufacturer, but I don't expect them to arrive for at least a couple of weeks.

If everything else wasn't so crazy and stressful in my life this might almost be fun - trying to get the best deal. And anyone can use the discount cards - doesn't matter if you have insurance, doesn't matter what your income is, etc. At least not with the cards you print out on the websites.

PaLady

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   Posted 9/12/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought I would tell everyone I got the first free medication in the mail today - my nexium (for my Barrett's esophagus). But a free 90 day supply! What a relief! This is the one I need for the precancerous condition, and the most expensive of all the meds.

Now I am waiting for my neurontin, effexor and seizure mediation. The percocet I'll have to buy, but with the discount card Bionic turned me on to, it will likely be around $21!

One thing went right. FINALLY!

PaLady

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   Posted 9/21/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Bumping this up for one of our newer members who also doesn't have insurance.

I also wanted to add that as I am calling and/or going to various places (from Wal-Mart to CVS and everything in between!) I am amazed at the difference in amounts if you have to private pay for your prescription. Today I took my percocet script to Wal-Mart. It will cost me $43 for 200 of the 5/325's, and that is without any discount card. They are putting two different discount cards into the system and will charge me the lowest amount. Now CVS's cost was $105, and even though they said they would match Wal-Mart's $43 price, they would not do a discount card in addition. It was either the match OR the discount card.

Really making me wonder about the prices we pay for our medication.

Of course I also got in the mail today a returned application for my anti-depressant because my doctor failed to sign where he was supposed to. I had filled out everything else, even given them the addressed, stamped envelope, but they would not let me mail it in. This is the reason why I prefer to mail my own stuff in because I would have checked everything. Now I am about out of my anti-depressant, and will have to pay for more because the whole application has to be sent back. Makes me wonder if he signed the other application I gave him. GRRRRRRR some of these doctors are just control freaks. These Rx's are NOT for controlled substances!!!

Sorry for the bit of a rant!

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 9/21/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
PALady
I am glad that you are getting help with your medications, I know how expensive some meds can be! And now days every little bit helps! I do hope that it all works out well for you! I do feel bad for you though and all the others in the same situation, I guess I am very lucky or fortunate when it comes to my prescription and medical coverage. I do wish you all the best and hope that you always find the best deals on your prescription medications!

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 9/27/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   

 

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PAlady
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   Posted 9/27/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Dani!

These really ARE great resources. I can now speak firsthand, as to date I have not only received my nexium, but just this week picked up my dilantin (for my seizure disorder) and my neurontin (for nerve pain) from my neurologist's office. All are 90 day supplies (as a matter of face, the neurontin & dilantin came in 100 day supplies). The only thing I'm waiting for is my effexor, which is late because the application was returned (see above) so I had to make two trips to my neurologist's offce this week (of course the meds couldn't have come on the same day!! LOL) to get his signature. All of these meds have been at NO COST to me!

As far as the percocet, after much shopping around I ended up at WalMart, using the card Bionic suggested from the www.yourrx.com website, and got 180, 5/325's for $22! I also got the antibiotics I needed for my dental issues (still taking those) for about $12, but to get the cheaper price I had to get the lower strength of the antibiotic and take two 150mgs instead of a 300mg. Now to most people that doesn't matter, but when you're taking the number of pills we all take an extra one means a lot, but the 300mg are way more expensive. You have to pay for convenience!

So please do you these resources. The discount card from yourrx.com is VERY useful and WalMart will give you the discount on top of their already low prices. Their price on the percocet was $43, so it was cut in half just by using the discount card. And I think you can use that even if you have insurance, although your insurance co-pay may be cheaper. But if you're without prescription insurance, please use these resources!

PaLady

Post Edited (PAlady) : 9/27/2009 3:04:43 PM (GMT-6)

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