Help with high drug costs...not an ad..

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   Posted 10/25/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, I mentioned this in another thread but thought it was good enough to do again..
I know that most if not all of us have problems paying for our meds....even with insurance it's expensive.  So, a friend told me about a specific RX card that would save me money...I though she was full of worked.
I won't list any specific websites because I am not advertising for anyone...but, if you type in these words..
Free RX CARD into any search engine you will get a lot of websites that all you need to do is type in your name and email address and you will have a card that you print out....they can be used at almost all pharmacies...
Give it a try...
I have actually used one and since my TennCare only pays for 40 of the 120 Oxycodone I am responsible for the largest part of it....with the card my out of pocket costs went from $166 to only $66.  That's a big difference.

I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
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   Posted 10/25/2009 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
We had a thread with a lot of these sites listed recently. Maybe you could search for it and add this info.

It should be on the first 3 or 4 pages.


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   Posted 10/26/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
My PM doctor helps me out alot with discount cards. While using Avinza I had a card that would cover my co-pay for 6 mos, then the oxycontin card covered up to $60 per month but the client was responsible for the first $20, this card is good for 5 months. I'll have to switch to something else then cause without a generic I won't be able to afford the $75 co-pay unless my SSDI goes through.
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   Posted 10/26/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Just a reminder for anyone having trouble paying for medication...the links below will take you to sites where you can apply for free or reduced cost medication. The drug companies all offer free med's to those who are truly in need.

Hope this helps,
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   Posted 10/26/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, they don't always offer them free, especially if you have Medicaid or any other form of prescription insurance. But many at least offer discount coupons that may help with out of pocket expenses. I also have a hunch your doctor may be able to appeal if Medicaid won't cover a medication you absolutely need, but I don't know this for sure. Always worth a try!

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