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Do you think that maybe she misunderstood you? I'm on Copaxone and it cost about the same price. My copay is $15.00/month, my insurance covers the rest. I would call your insurance company and ask them how much it will be. If your insurance doesn't deal with shared solutions try calling Pression RX.
The rep at Cigna say the price has increase dramatically so they're either not for sure if they'll pay now or they're in talks with the Copaxone people. Are they giving me the run around or what? I have the same coverage now as before, although, now it's called Great West Health Cigna. And I have the same benefits coverage and everything that I always have had. Thanks!
December 09, 2011 The manufacturer of a major drug for multiple sclerosis has given what appears to be a money-back guarantee that its product will prevent severe relapses when used as directed.
I was diagnosis with MS about 13 years ago and started on betaseron and did it for about 2 years and decided that I was fine and didn’t have anything wrong, all a mistake. I was wrong of course and now paying the price. Have an EEG see what is going on and keep a record of your seizures and make sure to tell your doctor. Also if you are baclofen be aware that it causes seizures, I am on it now, but also take tons of seizures medication.
While we're all panicking about Betaseron (at least those of us who take Betaseron) a new study has come out showing that patients with MS who have less stress, or who manage their stress effectively, have fewer lesions. I'm not sure if I can link to the article, as it's a competitor with this website, but the article is on WebMD, and it's from Neurology (I wonder if the tags will work!
I chose the Rebif for the patient support system, the delivery system, and the price (no Insurance) Free is always a good price LOL. But of course chocolate has always been my drug of choice!
How does anyone else manage to pay the price for the drugs? I go on medicare in May but not sure that will help much with drugs, i need to call and find out more.
You may want to infer on the cost of Rebif, Avonex, and Betaseron with your insurance company. You may also want to contact MS Lifelines (for Rebif), Avonex (I think its MSActiveConnect), and BetaPlus (for Betaseron), too, to see if there's something they can do to defray costs. I'd call the Shared Solutions people first. They may be able to help defray quite a bit of the cost.
Then you'll have to order the medication from a pharmacy. It is possible to get financial assistance from Betaseron and Copaxone. I was approved for 100% financial assistance with both Copaxone and Betaseron. Then I had to get my insurance company to recognize that I had financial assistance - that was a pain! To get it every month, I have to call up my Aetna online pharmacy and get them to send it to me - and remind them that I have financial assistance and don't need to pay for it.
That's the my drug of choice and they told me its gonna cost me $20 per month! It's not started yet so the price may change.... But I worried a lot about the cost before and now I feel like I worried for nothing! So save your worrying for now. You might not even have MS :) Here's hoping!!
IMO, if they want to protect their profits, lower the price. It makes sense to me that if they have a larger pool of people that can afford the medicine they offer (or whose insurance will approve it) that will help their bottom line. And, to add to the off topic discussion: We shut off our cable 6 months ago.
to say the leist! I started Betaseron in January. So far, things are ok. I was possibly in a relaps when I started treatment. I am now coming up the other side of my first true relaps. If the DMD's can prevent (postpone) another one of those things, I am all for it. I found the time from Dx until the first injection the most nerv-wracking! Hang in there.
The CRAB DMD's are all quite similar in results - Copaxone Rebif Avonex and Betaseron -and have been in use for a nice length of time to study. The newer drugs - Gilenya and Tysabri - are usually held in reserve in case the CRABs are not effective. Each one of us reacts differently to these DMDs and what works well for one person may not do so well for the next. It is very much an individual thing.
Right now all my MS issues are out of pocket except for my scripts with the exception of the Betaseron, ouch! I read an article about people going over seas for health care. They listed the cost of different operations in other countries comparative to the USA. It was a HUGE difference. What would cost 50,000 would vary form 1,000 or a bit more over seas.
I tried Copaxone for a year. I had no problems accept the price. I have PPMS and have had it since age 2 years old. I decided the regular CRABs probably would do me little good. I wanted to try some of the new ones but because of my cancer I can't. My rational is I have had MS for over 40 years so its had plenty of time to progress. Dealing with Shared Solutions and my pharmacy caused me too much stress.
The first line DMD's (Avonex, Rebif, Copaxone, Betaseron) are immunomodulators, not supressants. Immunosuppressants to treat MS include meds like Novantrone and Tysabri, have more serious side effects than the firstr line meds, and I would be much more concerned about taking either of these for an extended period of time unnecessarily.
I believe a preservative was changed or added at that time. It’s convenient to not always refrigerate. It seems the price for convenience of storage is to provoke site reactions.] I can't remember exactly how long it was after starting Copaxone that I started asking questions here but I know it was within 2-6 weeks. My first complaint was about itching of ALL sites (even those that were many days old) after I had experienced NONE of that initially.
Patient programmes from the pharmaceutical companies make these drugs affordable for most people (in other words, if you're googling, don't get sticker shock. This is a price they ask for from insurance companies, not from us). There is no evidence that any natural methods can alter disease course. They may make you *feel* better (by alleviating stress, helping to manage discomfort, etc) but the disease itself marches on. But all of those thoughts can wait until you get your results.
There is Betaseron, Rebif and Tysabri. Tysabri has some nasty side-effects and you may want to weigh those carefully before deciding to use it. I had some side-effects with Avonex. That is an Interferon drug. It just didn't like me although I took it for 3 years. I had very FEW relapses and they were mild, so the drug does what it claims. I got cockey and decided I didn't need a drug anymore and didn't take anything for several years. Now I am paying the price. The MS has gotten worse.
I am newly diagnosed in Canada too and my neuro only recommended Avonex, Copaxone, Betaseron, Rebif (Tecfidera was not yet available at the time of my RRMS dx). I chose Rebif. Based on the information on the MS Society of Canada's website, Tysabri is usually presribed when other DMD's are not tolerated or don't work for an individual.
I am on the beta seron (cause it's free up to 10k per yr) small price for DX company to pay to keep out generic cheaper med) I have a low CD57 17 and labcorp sent a alert notice regarding it but he my nuro really doesnt know wht it means? 3 days on doxy and I feel better is it my lessioned brain playing games? need direction!
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