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Jim1969
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   Posted 6/27/2011 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Some one in another thread was asking about Lyrica and mentioned insurance co-pays being higher than the medication they are currently taking if they switched and it reminded me that I had seen something either online or on TV about an offer from Pfizer to help pay for this medication so I went hunting.

What I found is that Pfizer has a "co-pay reduction card" available that will reduce you co-pay to a max of $25 per month. These cards are only available through your doctor. If your doctor does not have them they can get them by calling 1-212-733-2323.

Pfizer also has other programs and coupons available to help with paying for its medicines that are generally only available through a doctor's office.

Chartreux
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   Posted 6/27/2011 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jim, this is good info and they do have programs for other medicines as well...
just go to the company's to see if you qualify, sometimes you do need to qualify other times you don't..
But always worth looking into, as medicines do cost a small fortune...
well wishes to all and thanks JIm....
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Alcie
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   Posted 6/27/2011 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
The problem with most of these types of cards, and I haven't specifically checked this one, is they generally don't pay if you get any sort of assistance or federal or state insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. Read the small print.

To get around this, either have the pharmacist not charge your insurance, or go to a different pharmacy and don't given them your insurance. I haven't actually tried this, but maybe someone can comment on if it works. I do sometimes get pharmacy-priced antibiotics and generics cheaper without my insurance.

I have a card in a sample of "Pataday" eyedrops which would cost $40 with insurance, $25 with the card.
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Chutz
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   Posted 6/27/2011 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thought I'd put in a note here...

Alcie, I recently found a couple of organizations who offer financial assistance to those WITH insurance. The copays are getting so high that they help you cover them. No guarantees that you or anyone in particular will be eligible to get help but it's always worth a try. Because my husband's employer changed their insurance plan this year my copays went through the roof! One medication which is very old and is a maintenance medication went from $80 for 3 months to just short of $1000 for 3 months. Tried generic and became ill....allergic, hives, the whole works. Have 2 others I take that I had to switch to a less Here are the sites I found...

www.patientadvocate.org/about.php?p=362

healthwellfoundation.org/

www.medicarerights.org/pdf/copay_charities.pdf

Hope this helps...
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Jim1969
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   Posted 6/28/2011 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
It really was not all that long ago you had to fall into a rather small demographic of being in a lower income bracket and not having any kind of insurance or at least drug coverage to qualify for many Rx assistance programs but that has been rapidly changing.

Even if you do not qualify for one or more of the drug manufacturers programs many states have started offering RX savings cards and also many of the larger chain pharmacies also have some kind of savings card program, some free and some have a "membership" fee, which if you are on regular monthly scripts might end up paying for itself in a month or a few months. Of course with any of these savings cards it is a good idea to make sure you understand the details, limitations, etc before signing up for one and/or using it.

Finally some pharmaceutical companies have coupons available online for certain medications. Some of these you may be able to use every time you fill a script, some may be good only once, but the way things are right now with the economy, not to mention that many of us are unemployed or have otherwise very limited incomes saving even a few dollars on our medicines here and there helps.

A fairly easy way to find many of these coupons is to type in the name of the medication and coupon into your favorite search engine, for example Cymbalta Coupon or Lyrica Coupon, etc.

One thing to note though. From what I have seen these coupons are for the name brand medicines and not for generics. The Rx savings cards though offered through many pharmacies and state health departments are usually good for savings on both.
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