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Health care assistance needed to cover MS injection

Postby jaykateri » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:09 pm

Any tips on were to go to get health insurance to cover the copaxone drug? I am currently uninsured and had no idea it was so expensive! about 40,000 a year

I'm a student just working part time and i need something. any advice is great! thanks
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Re: Health care assistance needed to cover MS injection

Postby NHE » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:18 pm

Most of the MS pharma's have financial assistance programs that are based on income. Have you looked into that yet?
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Re: Health care assistance needed to cover MS injection

Postby Sparky10 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:41 am

Please contact Shared Solutions (http://copaxone.com/AboutSharedSolutions.aspx). Ask for the financial assistance department. And good luck to you!
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Re: Health care assistance needed to cover MS injection

Postby jaykateri » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:05 pm

thank you to both of you :)
i will look into both!
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Re: Health care assistance needed to cover MS injection

Postby HarryZ » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:13 am

jaykateri wrote:Any tips on were to go to get health insurance to cover the copaxone drug? I am currently uninsured and had no idea it was so expensive! about 40,000 a year

I'm a student just working part time and i need something. any advice is great! thanks


Amazing how a drug which has been used for MS for over 15 years can still cost $ 40,000 year...which is more expensive than when it first came out!!
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Re: Health care assistance needed to cover MS injection

Postby want2bike » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:04 am

Many choose diet to treat MS. There are studies showing drugs do no good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJyQTTZr ... _embedded#!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/healt ... html?_r=3&
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Re: Health care assistance needed to cover MS injection

Postby Sparky10 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:45 am

It seems for every study there is an equal and opposite study. A variation of a physics law!

I read today that Copaxone will be off-patent soon. That opens the door for generic versions. Could be less expensive for jaykateri.
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Re: Health care assistance needed to cover MS injection

Postby HarryZ » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:26 am

Sparky10 wrote:It seems for every study there is an equal and opposite study. A variation of a physics law!

I read today that Copaxone will be off-patent soon. That opens the door for generic versions. Could be less expensive for jaykateri.


What these companies have been known for is to make a slight alteration to the drug and then get another patent for it. They don't allow their cash cow to disappear!

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Re: Health care assistance needed to cover MS injection

Postby its2much » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:00 am

I applied last year to Shared Solutions and did not get any assistance from them. Has anyone found them helpful?
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