For those of you on Stelara, how do you afford it??!
Long story short, I'm currently due for my third injection. While calling the pharmacy to request my refill, I discovered that my payment assistance program (Patient Access Network) is maxed out... after only ONE injection this year. Upon further investigation, I've learned that my 90mg/mL jabs every 8 weeks cost $23k. My insurance covers $7k of this, leaving me with a balance of $16k. And since the savings programs only cover $20k a year, a single injection basically eats that up! Does this sound about
right to Stelara users? I can't help but feel like something somewhere is off...
I never ran into this issue while on Remicade (which I stopped because of a reaction) or Entyvio (which did nothing for me at all). I'm guessing that's because both are less pricey to start with. Not only am I in shock over this unreal pricing, but I'm shocked, too, that I might possibly have to stop Stelara, which has been working wonders for me and my fistulizing Crohns, simply because I can't afford it.
Post Edited (Colie09) : 4/8/2021 6:38:52 AM (GMT-6)