A source for help with high prescription costs...

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Lynn
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   Posted 4/6/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought I would share a source of help that some of you may or may not know about who are taking expensive drugs. Obviously I am on SSD and receive Medicare. When I began taking Humira for my crohn's disease I ended up not being able to afford it once I hit the hole as it runs me $1450.00 or so each month. So in desperation I began asking around and my pharmacist gave me the name of an organization which helps people who have insurance but cannot afford the out of pocket costs. Please look and see if you may qualify for assistance like I was able to. The organization is called Patient Access Network Foundation. There are funds allocated for many different diseases and conditions. They have made a huge difference in my life.. they are caring wonderful people trying to help the people caught in the middle of making not enough money to pay and making too much money to qualify for state aid.

Dx'd with COPD 2000, Psoriasis 2001 Fibromyalgia 2005.


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Currently taking Humira, Pentasa, Skelaxin, Elavil, Lomotil, Oxycodone, B-12, Advair, Abuterol and Xanax as needed


hukleberrie
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   Posted 4/7/2008 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for the info, Lynn. I am definitely in this situation & going to look into this.

Thanks for the info.
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 4/7/2008 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I just went & applied. I make too much money, I guess. We make 30,000 for a family of four, I guess that's too much. : (

That always seems to happen to me.... I make too much but certainly not enough to afford $1450 a month! I guess I will be stuck with prednisone & azulfidine forever....
Live for today, for tomorrow you might just get hit by a semi.


Glad Bag
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   Posted 4/7/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Please, don't stop with this organization if you need help and are denied. I applied directly to Abbott Lab's and was approved to received Humira for free!!!!!! that's right for free.....and I make $30K a year, have insurance that covers humira (wiht a copay of 30%). I have no spouse or family.....my coverage pays 70% of Humira, but as many of you know, that leaves me with approx a $1500 copayment.

Contact Abbott Labs Patient Assistance Program via the Abbott Lab's website, and if you are denied intially, say you want to file for an appeal based on your special circumstances.....i have been approved two years in a row, after a heartfelt letter or two, and I don't think it was just my letter-writing skills, I suspect they actually have plenty of the drug to give away, or it goes bad....they make it in huge batches anyway....

good luck!
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?


hukleberrie
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   Posted 4/7/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad Bag ~ You are after my heart, a fellow Beatles fan! cool

Thank you for the info. Here's the thing, my GI put me on prednisone. I still have to have that biopsy of my ileum before I get a confirmation that this IS CD & not UC (although almost all docs I see tell me it's CD). So I don't know if she will even put me on Humira or not. This is all so new to me anyway, I don't know what to do or how to handle this. I just applied at the patient access network thinking that I may need this treatment down the road. I don't know when Humira is given or if it would be something I would want to take (although I am really tired of the prednisone).

I would hate to contact Abbott directly & then my gastro not want to put me on it or something, then I would look like a heal. BUT, I am going to take this information to heart & look it all up so I am ready if she decides. (although I think she already decided that I couldn't afford it.)
Live for today, for tomorrow you might just get hit by a semi.


Glad Bag
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   Posted 4/7/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
makes sense then......
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?


Glad Bag
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   Posted 4/7/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
As for whether Humira "may" be covered "if" you are prescribed, maybe you should "let it be" hehe......just making a Beatles joke...
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?


hukleberrie
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   Posted 4/7/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
hee, hee.... ; )
Live for today, for tomorrow you might just get hit by a semi.

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