Remicade costs

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meowgirl
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I just found out my copays for my Remicade are going to be $800. Does anyone know of any assistance programs to help pay? I have insurance and am in the USA, but this much is going to be hard to swing.
Used to be normal...but now...I'm just frustrated and want my life back...Struggling to keep my head above water
37, Dxd with Crohn's, IBS, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Asthma
Just started Remicade, also taking Azathioprine (Imuran), Entocort on and off, Levbid, Cymbalta, Lexapro, Xanyx, Nexium, Singulair, pain meds as needed


Nanners
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   Posted 12/30/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried contacting the maker of Remicade? I think they have a program to help people pay for it. Good luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


Kaycie
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   Posted 12/30/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Remicade has a program called Remistart.  It's a patient assistance program to those WITH insurance.  Contact the hospital or your GI.  They should have a form for it... or do a Google search for "Remistart enrollment form"
 
HTHs!
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Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08  - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
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beca123
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   Posted 12/31/2008 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Remicade has a Patient Assistance Program that will pay for the medicine itself in full. I am not sure the name of the Company just try to search Remicade Patient Assistance Program!!!!GOOD LUCK!!!
Beca
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Ides
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   Posted 1/1/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Here's the link to the PDF of the Patient Enrollment Form for assistance:

http://www.centocoraccessone.com/patientassist/remistart_enrollment_form.pdf


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patientspiders
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   Posted 1/1/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My Remicade co-pays were paid in full by:

Patient Access Network Foundation
http://www.patientaccessnetwork.org/

You'll see the link for Crohn's Disease on the column on the right.
They've been a life-saver for me. They even switched and paid my Humira co-pay later on.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
(miscarried at 13 weeks, now waiting to heal before trying again)
Stopped Humira August 22nd, 2008.
Went Gluten-Free, noticing some definite improvement.
Started LDN October 27th, and already LOVING IT.

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Aidy
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   Posted 1/1/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   

i got some rebate assistance through RemiStart.  They are pretty helpful too. 

good luck - it's so outrageously expensive (compared to anything else i've taken).



dental girl
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   Posted 5/30/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Remicade for a dural/sinus/orbital and now throat psuedo tumor inflammatory syndrome and Remistart program denied me because that is not a FDA approved condition. I do have insurance but am pretty sure I wouldn't qualify for the low income assistance programs. Last year after insurance paid my out of pocket was about $1ooo.oo per infusion. Does anyone know of another program that could help me?

Not2Spunky
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   Posted 5/30/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
patientspiders said...
My Remicade co-pays were paid in full by:

Patient Access Network Foundation
http://www.patientaccessnetwork.org/

You'll see the link for Crohn's Disease on the column on the right.
They've been a life-saver for me. They even switched and paid my Humira co-pay later on.

I tried, the link didn't work????
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