This brings back memories of when my parents were still alive. They had to pay full price for their meds because they didn't qualify for the programs. Middle class people were the onces who suffered. But what really annoyed me was that they would pick up their prescriptions, pay in full, come home and open their trusty little "Worse Pills, Best Pills" book. Read about the side effects and toss the meds downstairs. After dad passed in 95, my husband and I went down their basement and it looked like a freakin pharmacy. Must have been six hundred bottles of pills down there....maybe only a few pills missing in each container. They refused to take the med after reading about it. Wonder they lived as long as they did. They told me they were taking the meds!!! Mom came to live with us and I made sure she understood the medicine and side effects BEFORE getting the prescription filled. She was on dialysis so she couldn't ditty around. Ugh....HOPE I never put my kids through that.
We have a decent plan. I pay 10% of the cost of mine, sometimes not even. The 6MP isn't too bad. I think I pay the most for the Canasa, $36 for two week supply.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.