When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...********************
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Even Medicare only pays 50% - and you have to find a pdoc who will accept the Medicare assignment.
Husband's supplement kicks in and picks up the other 50% so we are indeed fortunate - but supplement premium is super high. Was difficult to even find a supplement that would cover psych visits, but they are out there.
I wish I had advice. I pay $50 a week after insurance to see my psy and I go every week! Thats $200 a month, not including meds, that are still $35 after insurance. Thats just for the zoloft... I think that its all a bit ridiculous. I also think that doctors prescribe drugs that don't have generic brands on purpose ... as if they get a kick back! Every drug I have does not have a generic and the prices are ridiculously high.. Coincidence!? I THINK NOT ;)
Go get 'em tiger!
Hey Ya D-Rule, According to FDA guidelines and the drug company patents they have 7 years after they introduce a new medication on the market before any generic version can be made or sold. Since Cymbalta has recently came out in the last year I would doubt that there is a generic of it as yet. But there may be hope for the medication industry if voters are able to pass the bill allowing drugs from Canada.
Post Edited (Rianna) : 9/30/2006 4:57:15 PM (GMT-6)