I heard something about
the biologics not being as likely to go generic, since they are so tough to make. It's not like Valium, say, where there's a formula like "2 parts XXX, 3 parts YYY, 1/2 part Z = Valium". Every time they make a biologic it's sort of a crap shoot- it may or may not "work", & actually produce the drug. I have no problem with generic meds, but the thought of generic biologics sort of creeps me out. Not sure why! I can't understand the insurers making people responsible for high copays... NO ONE can afford it, maybe 1 or 2 infusion, but months & months worth??? If I had to pay for my biologics I would have had to get surgery years ago, no joke- we simply do not have that kind of cash. Plus, I personally would feel to guilty, spending $$$ on my own meds as opposed to my family. That's my own issue!
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- from 4/07 thru 1/10
Humira- started 1/10
various probiotics & fiber supplement