Cost of Copaxone

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Cost of Copaxone

Postby Stoli » Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:44 pm

A friend of mine in the USA told me she pays about $100 for her copaxone, is this per week or month ? Either way OUCH ! 8O
In Australia we a fortunate for it to be government subsidised and it costs about $17US a month. :D
I was curious to know what we are all paying for this med ? :?:

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Postby adjanimals » Sun Oct 24, 2004 2:56 pm

I paid a $50 copay, insurance picked up the rest, $3447. That was for a 3 month supply. Needless to say I'm not refilling it as this garbage made my Tendenitist get worse and I starting getting pain behind my right shoulder blade. I took it only for 1 month in August. Took all of September to recover. Now trying LDN and some liquid minerals. I live in the US.
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Postby Dawnsmspage » Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:32 pm

I would be happy with $100 a co-pay is $260 a month.... 8O it sucks. I seriously can think of a lot of other things I would rather buy for myself with that money than 30 injections!! LOL

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Postby OneEyeBlind » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:52 am

Hi everyone,

I am currently in a study and have not had to pay. The study supplies it to me at no cost. It's a 2 year study and I started using Copaxone August 30, 2004! I can't imagine what I will have to pay once the study is through. I do have good insurance though. I will count my blessings!
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Postby flora68 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:29 am

My copay was $30.00 per month when I was on it last spring. Blessed insurance paid the rest.
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Postby kspackrat » Mon Dec 20, 2004 9:51 am

At first I paid 50.00 a month, then insurace changed for the better. Not only did the copay drop to zero, more importantly IMO it is delivered to my door! No more waiting in line w/ 2 kids, calling days in advance so they could special order it in and all that. BUT now my insurance is changing again in Jan, I have no idea what the new copay or fill method will be. Since we got our new insurance cards I guess one of my projects for today should be to call and find out....But do I really want to spoil my Chirstmas? lol, sorta
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Postby Mulcher » Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:18 pm

I get if for 0 copay, insurance picks up $1300.00 per month! :lol:
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Postby Melody » Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:16 pm

Hubbys drug plan pays 100% for meds which is pretty usual in Canada. If you need help Trillium is a plan that is excellent here in Canada and although the paper work is time consuming the government picks up most of the tab. Here the cost is $1500 per month so we are glad to have a great plan.
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Postby terrel917 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:28 am

40.00 for 3 months.
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Postby Fern » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:45 pm

I have a prescription mail order plan which saves me a lot of $$. I pay $75 for 3 months worth of Copaxone, much cheaper than the drug store down the road.
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ouch is right

Postby phred421 » Sun May 27, 2007 12:18 pm

my fiance was Dx april3rd. we r both in the restaraunt business and to make more profit they must spend as little as posible. restaruants r actually really had to make profitable. anyways, her company is a franchise as opposed to the national company and their best offered plan is not even a real insurance plan...its more a wellness plan. $5k max a year payout on mdical services (about gone from the Dx) and 100% co-pay for injectibles. (see adjanimals post above...she does not even make that much a year on her taxes) Insurance, even if i had it, at my work is about the same.

i can honestly say i have spent close to 100hrs pouring over laws and rules etc trying to find a way to get her coverage, applying, arguing, sweet talking (had one under writer crying she was upset for carrie). the only way someone with MS in the USA can be make an insurance comany extend coverage is through work. State to state is different but florida is not very helpful to say it nice hehe. All the hoops in volved we were looking at anywhere from 6 month to a year before i could guarantee coverage. so in a situation where she needs to not have stress that is all we kept running into.

ok, the reason i bringing all this up. Shared Solutions have been AMAZING!! She was Dx on a tuesday, THEY called her on wednesday! of everything she loves then as they have been the ones who have worked to help take some of the overwhelming ness of this off of her. AND, they got us with NORD. we heard all kinds of things about NORD good and bad. part of all the hoops we were jumping through included theirs hehe. they got our app on april 30th and they called this week..AWARDING carrie a yr of her copaxone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK GOD for them. medicaid not even let us know anything at all yet.

what i love so much about this is that we now have that 6months to a year to get everything organized (prolly me change jobs and marry her) so that we do not need NORD again.

I am very glad to hear that u all have good coverage!! i did spend a lot of time researching insurance though and if there is anything someone may have a question about please let me know. i gots tons of links and info i can forwrd :)

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Postby Wonderfulworld » Tue May 29, 2007 10:52 am

We might moan about the state of the health service in Ireland but they pay for all the cost of Copaxone........reading your posts makes me very grateful indeed.
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Postby phred421 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:29 am

I came across this a week ago and just assumed someone posted this already but i have not seen it here so here it is lol. A couple of weeks ago i read how Brazil was going against world trade org and was planning on producing its own generic of an aids drug (due to price for their people). Now India is getting in the act and allowing a company in their borders to rpduce a generic form of glatiramer acetate. I am just glad to see a whole government try to stand up to these drug companies. Brazil and India decision's have both been reached due to financial reasons as they cannot afford to buy meds for all their sick peoples. At the heart of their actions, i believe, is the realization that health of their people is a genuine concern and that unless the government acts these peolpe will find no medical and certainly no financial relief. This article just covers the India and Teva angle.

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I have always wondered (this applies to all the crab(t)s) how a drug company could push these drugs as a way maintain your lifestyle then charge you an arm and a leg for the meds. kinda hard to live the life u lived, no matter how good the meds may work) when ur broke.
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Postby RedSonja » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:26 am

In Germany we pay 10 Euro per prescription. Since I switched to the online chemist I pay nothing, in fact I get a 5 Euro bonus per box.
I do not have a bad feeling about what it costs the health insurance company. I paid into it for long enough.
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I pay $100.00 per day for copaxone

Postby banderson101 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:42 am

I have been on Copaxone for 15 months and paying out of pocket. it is $100.00 per day not week or month. I am happy to pay it because of the benefits. I was all most in a wheel chair. With Copaxone I have quit taking all other meds and started back to the gym. I am back to work taking care of my family. off of social security. As there is no cure for M.S there are drugs like Copaxone and Doctors who take GREAT care of us. Even though they say that Copaxone only reduces the frequency of relapses I would argue that from my experience it is what got me back on my feet and productive.
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