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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 667
   Posted 10/9/2006 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I am trying to get assistance through NORD for the Copaxone...but thats not at all guarnteed. I dont know where else to turn. My Husband has insurance through his employment...but we still need to pay 20% on our medication. All I keep hearing is how important it is to start therapy ASAP...the sooner the better. But how is it we should do this? With my husbands insurance it will cost me out of pocket $300 a month! We cant afford that..we barely can afford our bills as is..I am just getting so upset about this whole ordeal. URGH! Are there any other avenues we can go,to get assistance? No one wants to help a low income family with insurance...if you have insurance they turn you away...come on! What a lovely gov't we have!
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis September 2002
Dx with Multiple Sclerosis August 2006

Sandy C.
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 129
   Posted 10/9/2006 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Nichole-

I sent u an email to the email account u have listed. I have about 4 months of copaxone laying around since I have been recently switched (like not even turn the script in) to Rebif. The stuff takes up a lot of room in my frig and it is too expensive to toss, lol, so I was wondering if maybe there was something I could do to help u? Please check the email I sent u!

Sandy C.
Sandy C.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis September 2003 currently taking Copaxone SQ QD, Aricept 10 mg PO QD, Welbutrin XL 300mg PO QD, and Provigil 200mg PO BID.

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 10/9/2006 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there...I have been giving out the information for people without insurance to go to  I wasn't sure if they might be able to help you so I  called and asked.  According to the woman I spoke to, they can sometimes get a reduced price for people who are under-insured.  Check it out if you can.  I know that the cost of medications should NEVER be the reson someone does not get the meds they need.  I hope that this will help you.

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2135
   Posted 10/9/2006 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
You should also talk directly to the Copaxone manufacturer. Many of these companies have subsidies for people with no or limited insurance. Never hurts to ask!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

got better things to do
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 10/9/2006 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I had someone give me a number that also helps with perscriptions......1800-4ppanow. Never tried it but may be worth giving a shot.Good luck,I think we all get a little over whelmed by the cost of our medications.
Just when I was getting used to yesterday......Along came today.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2146
   Posted 10/9/2006 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Nichole

I have stinky prescription ins and use a program called Together Rx in addition to my ins discount. It's a discount program that helps a lot! An example is a refill i just got that my OWN ins wouldn't cover and would've costs me about $75, but only costs $49 with that program. I think it's about the same thing as Life was telling u about (may be exactly the same program...don't know). Also, i found this out by accident. If u use Walgreens pharmacy, they have a program about like the one i just told u about that they use in addition to any others u already use. They automatically apply it for u. I use them for my prescriptions just for that reason. They don't ask u and they don't just tell u about it either...they just apply the discount and that's that. Maybe that'd help some. I hope this all gets worked out for u soon and u are able to get on the meds quickly.



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