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Teva/SharedSolutions assistance program

My wife lost her job a couple months ago, thus our insurance. My works insurance won't kick in for another 30 days. I ran out of Copaxone a month ago, and have sent the required papers to Shared Solutions. But they keep saying it's in process and waiting on a decision for a month now. I haven't been feeling well this last week, so I'm worried, and it's causing me extra stress. Anyone have any ...
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Already debating going EOD

Hello all,

Been on Copax 3 1/2 weeks. Probably doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment to most of you, but I am pleased I am integrating this into my life.

So far, so good, altough I am very fussy about where I inject. Very silly, but I keep color coded real size maps of injections!! Will probably give it up when the sheets are covered :lol: ...
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Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) induced hepatotoxicity

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Abstract
Introduction: Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone), a polypeptide has been approved for treating patients with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Case Presentation: We report the first case of severe acute hepatitis after commencing treatment for multiple sclerosis with glatiramer acetate.

A 31-year-old female with multiple sclerosis presented with anorexia, lethargy and jaundice five weeks after commencing glatiramer acetate. She had never received beta-interferon treatment. Investigations revealed a bilirubin of 0.109 mmol/L (0.002-0.02 mmoL/L) and prothrombin time ...
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Why not butt area for injection?

Hello everyone.

New to this world of fun! Just started Copaxone and hating it. But what is there to like?? Keep thinking and hope for the possible benefits. :smile:

Since I would like to try my best to avoid injecting the same site too often, I really liked someone's (maybe jimmylegs) idea of using a map and marking it each day. I ended up taking it a ...
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Muscle spasm after injection

This is month 2 of my husband taking Copaxone. Tonight when I injected in his arm he had muscle spasms for about 5 minutes after. Has anyone else had this?We use the autoinjector and set it according to the Shared Solutions nurse. Also, his left leg has gotten swollen, red and warm in the injection site. This happened the first week in his right leg too and the MD put him on an antibiotic because ...
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2 months on Copaxone

I now have these itchy bumps all over my hands and fingers. And itchy patches on several spots on my body. My neuro wants me to stop the copaxone and start an interferon? I don't want to go that route. I don't know what to do. I am so sick of this, i can't take much more. can someone please give me some advice?
thanks, Dave
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US court upholds patents on MS drug Copaxone

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A federal court upheld Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s patents on its multiple-sclerosis drug Copaxone, helping the generic drug giant to beat back threats to its top-selling drug from rivals Mylan Inc. and Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The dispute put Teva--the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs--in the unusual position of defending against some of the same arguments it has made against other branded drugs in previous patent battles.

By seeking to cast Teva's claims to ...
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Coverage for Copaxone

I have been recently diagnosed w/MS and my neurologist prescribed Copaxone as treatment. Unfortunately, my ins co will only cover 1/2 of the script cost ($2500.00) and I am responsible for the other 1/2 ($2500.00). This is not affordable to me. I have tried everywhere to try to get assistance with the cost of this medication, but because I live in the state of Massachusetts and the way the new Healthcare Reform laws are written, ...
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Copaxone working this soon!

It' s only been 3 and 1/2 months but I feel that I am getting results. Every day my walking is improving, albeit only a little at a time. I know I am fortunate if the first medicine I try is the one that works! I still feel a little impatient, because like everyone else I want ALL of my mobility back now, and all of my old functioning. But I am grateful for the ...
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Injection site red and warm

My husband just started Copax 5 days ago. He has been injecting into his thigh thinking he had to do 1 site for a week and then move to another site (poor instructions from MD). Now that thigh is red,hard and warm. I called shared solutions and they said not to worry but start moving the sites around daily. I still don't like the reaction, it usually means infection to me. Anyone else have this ...
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