financal assistance with meds

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   Posted 2/6/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter's insurance company didn't cover her Lialda so she applied to Shire for help.  The sales rep gave her dr. a 6 month supply of meds for her.  We are so grateful.  I understand many of these drug companies offer assistance plans.  We had to fill out a financial statement to show that she really couldn't afford the meds on her own but it was easy and fast.

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   Posted 2/6/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing that. I know there will be some folks who's insurance doesn't cover prescriptions that this information will be valuable for.
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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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 2/6/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was really sick about 6 years ago, I was working but receiving no drug coverage. I didn't make very much as it was my first job out of school. I mentioned that to my Dr. more as an aside, I wasn't asking for anything, but he gave me free samples of drugs to get me by until I was better. His logic was that I would likely be on meds my whole life, the pharmaceutical companies would get enough money out of me over my lifetime... I was very grateful, it helped so much! If you can't afford meds it is worth mentioning to the Dr., if they are compassionate and have free samples, they might help.

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   Posted 2/6/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Here are some links for help with meds. You'll have to cut and paste because I can't make them active with my browser.

I copied them from "Lupus Resources" thread, in case you want to use active links.


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   Posted 2/6/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
That is great! Our doctor gave us a discount card so that it would not cost more than $25.00 but the pills were too large for my daughter to take...big bummer since we didn't have a discount card for Asacol
Thanks for the links!
10 yr old daughter diagnosed with "UC-like Crohn's" 12/08
currently on 2400 mg Asacol and 50 mg 6-MP

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