• Does anyone understand EMEND It costs $400.00 I live in O.C. Ca and didn't have insurance MSI is helping.

    Asked by RachelB on Monday, December 3, 2012

    Does anyone understand EMEND It costs $400.00
    I live in O.C. Ca and didn't have insurance MSI is helping.

    Has anyone had a hard time with out EMEND. My Husband found the drugg at a pharmacy late today so we can pick it up tomorrow morning before my 1st RCHOP. You can get it from the company I guess but how difficult is that to do? Also has anyone been able to get a followup insurance or even insurance now that one has cancer?The day we were working on getting my insurance reinstated I had to go into the hospital for what I thought was appendix!! Very bad timing.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Hi Rachel, you may want to go to the people page then scroll down to the bottom and look on the left side, you will see an option to put in your zip code and a number of miles away from you. You can find people who live in Ca. this way and ask them if they know about this issue.

      Someone will probably come along soon and answer, but in the meantime you can look for people in the area that may know something.

      Give it a try.

      Greg P
      3x Survivor
      Team WhatNext
      Community Mgr.

      almost 8 years ago
    • RachelB's Avatar

      Thanks I appreciate that you took the time to help me out!


      almost 8 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1 (Best Answer!)

      Emend (at lots of other drugs to help with treatment side effects) is expensive. I was lucky my insurance covered it,(I paid $40 a pill) and it turned out I didn't need it. On the other hand I am paying almost $200 a shot for Nupergen (with out insurance it would 400-500) to help with my white blood cell growth - i need three shots a cycle. I was lucky and got a grant fro the Healthwell foundation to help defray the costs. Many Pharma companies provide assistance for drugs Phizeer supplied me with Sutent at no cost, and Norvatis did the same with Afinitor. Call up and ask for the patient assistance department, and they will let you know how to apply for help.

      almost 8 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I took Emend when going through chemo 6 1/2 years ago....luckily my health insurance paid for it.....I never went without it, so I can't help with what its like without it. My insurance is through my husband's work....but I do worry if I ever had to get my own insurance..

      almost 8 years ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      Many drug companies have a "compassionate use" policy in which they may cover all or part of the cost of the drug. I would contact the maker and inquire about their policy.

      almost 8 years ago

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