I'm a happy vermonter now but not so happy with my new blue cross blue shield policy here with expressscripts as the medication portion. I tried to fill my Mesalamine DR, a generic, and it rang up at the pharmacy with a $430-something copay (40 percent of list price). It's a generic but the "wrong kind of generic" my insurer insisted. So, they charged me the non-formulary, brand-named copay and that is not a mistake. They said mesalamine dr is the exclusive, licensed generic made with the blessing of asacol hd. Oh god ain't that a crock of craps. Used a lialda savings card and walked out with a bottle of it instead.
Not sure if anybody else has run into that one yet. Figured I'd report it here, for reference to others. Oh the joys of new policies...
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John, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g Mesalamine DR, and rowasa
Oh god not again! We poop out things we haven't even eaten yet. Why aren't scientists all over that mystery!?!