How to find the exact cost of Remicade in America, Canada

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UC21
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   Posted 4/7/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I need this information for my paper... thanks...

Maybe some of you can tell me how much you spent????

GDen
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   Posted 4/7/2010 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
http://www.drugstore.com/pharmacy/prices/drugprice.asp?ndc=57894003001&trx=1Z5006
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onedaymore
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   Posted 4/7/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
The center I receive Remicade through charges $5,320.00 for the drug itself. I'm in the United States.
The total cost billed to my insurance is $5,749.00, which includes premedications (Tylenol & Benadryl) and administration.

I'm responsible for 20% of the total cost.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008 at the age of 22.
Currently on: Remicade, Imuran, Pentasa, Zofran, Tramadol, Welchol, Phenergan, Ambien, Metoclopramide, Omeprazole, Hyoscyamine


pimfram
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   Posted 4/7/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine is about $7k billed to insurance.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

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Sofee
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   Posted 4/7/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I am in Northern Canada and I have Blue Cross for health coverage and I was very upset as one time last year I had to pay like $$3200 for my 3 vial dose as the health care agency I am with did not get my GI's letter on time. So we tried to back date the letter and I still did not get it covered so I went thru a "sister company" of BioAdvance called Innomar Strategies Inc. to get reimbursement. I had to go thru a bunch of paper work but in the end after a long wait I did receieve partial reimbursement of aprox. $600 which almost wasn't really worth it but at least I did get some money back.
It was not the doctors fault, Blue Cross makes it very difficult and I do not recommend them. The only reason why I am with them is cause I have no company / employer health benefits at this time.
It greatly depends on how many vials you are diagnosed, measured by your weight, and the pharmacy where you buy the drug from.
Usually it is the same price - VERY EXPENSIVE - no matter where you buy it from.
With coverage I pay $25 and without coverage it is usually in the $3000 mark.
33 yr. old female CANADIAN
dx with UC October 1998
had temp j-pouch: '98-'99
disease free & back to norm: '99-'07
dx. with CD March 2009
Currently taking: Remicade mthly & Imarun


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Catasmom
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   Posted 4/7/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
From all the research I've done, it depends on the weight of the pacient, plus the charge for the infusion in the site. Some sites are cheaper than others... depending on the state and the actual place, so lets say Walgreens Clinic is cheaper than a hospital.
Mom of a 12 year old girl diagnosed on Oct. 2007.
did 6 weeks of Total enteral nutrition with Splash E028 and Vital Jr. (also tied Peptamen) (1900 cal. a day). Eating normally for since Thanksgiving 2009... supplementing with 3 boxes of E028 Splash. Symptom free! Also on Prednisone (5 mg every other day)/Asacol/6-mp/Vitamins (Centrum Kids)/Calcium (Oscal)/Probiotics: VSL#3/ Omega 3: Coromega/ Vitamin D 2000 IU daily
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 4/7/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I seen everything from 2,000 to 16,000, discussed on here.
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coolgirl09
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   Posted 4/7/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine costs (drumroll please)..... $14,000!!!! Ick, ick, and ick. This includes the entire administration and is what is billed to insurance. Insurance gets a discount and ends up paying about $7000. I pay nothing after my $2500 deductible is met each year. I only get 300mg. I can't imagine what it will cost if my dosage needs to be upped from 5mg/kg to 10 mg/kg (I'm also currently pregnant and am gaining weight, so I guess it will only keep rising.) I'm really thankful for my awesome insurance.
Dx'ed with CD in 8/2009
currently on:
prenatal vitamin for my baby due 9/5/10!
Zoloft for my craziness
Remicade for CD (5mg/kg every 8 weeks)


mtgman
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   Posted 4/7/2010 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
i just started mon. the guy at registration said the med cost was $5,000 and then there was the cost at the hospital etc...I'd imagine it's going to be about $7,000 or so...we'll see when i get the bill haha. i think i have to pay 10% up to $2,500 max per year. whatever- i'd pay anything if it works!! keeping my fingers crossed!!!
35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently tapering prednisone (15 mgs) and I've been on 6_MP for 2 months.
In the middle of a bad flare now for 6 months...lost almost 30 lbs.


Grandpato2
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   Posted 4/7/2010 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
BC Canada 5 vials = $5078
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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