Funding for MS drugs

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Funding for MS drugs

Postby thebean » Sat May 01, 2010 6:17 pm

Hi,

My insurance barely covers anything for helping with the cost of prescriptions, how have people gotten funding so they could use the modifying drugs. I can't afford $700 a month :cry: , please if anyone knows how to go about doing it. Also made money last year, but this year not so much due to only being able to work part time. Thanks
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Postby lyndacarol » Sun May 02, 2010 9:54 am

Before worrying how to pay for Copaxone, maybe it is worth your time to read the following thread reposted recently by ttt1 and decide if the possible benefit of this drug justifies the cost:

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-5494.html

Many of us choose not to use any of the disease-modifying-drugs (DMDs) because we have tried some (Personally, I have tried Betaseron, Avonex, and Copaxone.) and found no benefit, only intolerable side effects.

Many have found a greater benefit from diet and exercise -- things we can do without a prescription (or needle!). In the end, we make individual choices based on individual situations.
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Re: Funding for MS drugs

Postby NHE » Sun May 02, 2010 6:00 pm

Many of the drug companies have financial assistance programs that make their medications available at a lower cost. Your doctor should be aware of this and should be able to help you out with the forms. Alternatively, you can contact the drug companies directly through the information on their web site.

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