I also have a $50 copay for Lialda, but it works so much better than Asacol, and 2 pills once a day is easier than 4 pills 4 times a day!
I do have a card that I got from my GI from the company that makes Lialda, it works like a seconday insurance, and you pay no more than $25 for the pills. I guess it's their way of trying to make sure that even though their drug is not on the formulary yet, that we continue to take it and not switch back to Asacol. It's only good for 3 refills, but you can get a new card from the doctor after 3 times. :)
Asthma (diagnosed at 12)
Fibromyalgia (diagnosed 9/01)
Crohn's Disease/Colitis (diagnosed 12/02)
Diverticulitis (diagnosed 6/07)
Chronic pelvic pain/endometriosis, leading to hysterectomy (9/07)
Torn rotator cuff/labrum (repair 11/20/07)
Bladder sling (8/06), cholystectomy (2/06), tubal ligation (2/06), failed ablation (3/07)
Taking Lialda, Prednisone, Entocort, Remicade, Bentyl, NuLev, HCTZ, Lisinopril, Cymbalta, Effexor, Xifaxan, Flagyl, Lomotil, Frova, Questran powder/Carafate suspension, and pain meds.