• where can he get some relief for medicine his insurance does not cover

    Asked by scaredtodeath on Sunday, February 17, 2013

    where can he get some relief for medicine his insurance does not cover

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      That may depend on why his insurance won't cover it. Is it experimental, part of a clinical trial, for example? If so, it should be paid for by the manufacturer or who ever is funding the trial. Is his insurance paying for other medications but not a particular one? Is there some issue about it being medically necessary or if an generic or lower cost medication would be equally effective?

      over 7 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Here are some links that might help you. Also, if you google the drug and go to that drugs homepage, most pharmaceutical companies have an assistance program. The Needy Med link is one used by cancer patients. I hope this helps, Carm RN.

      over 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      here's a link to a website that list organizations that provide financial aid and grants -

      over 7 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      Some pharmaceutical companies have toll free numbers that allow you to inquire about medical assistance. I think there are restrictions on one's income, but it's worth looking into.

      over 7 years ago
    • GregA0406's Avatar

      You may also want to ask your Pharmacist. We have a Pharmacist who is assigned solely to the Infusion Center at the hospital. He has been able to help with "samples" at times.

      over 7 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Make sure you meet with the Hospital Social worker and most big cancer centers have on site ACS people. Both of them should be able to provide you with information on services for those in need. often times ther eis even help from your county depending upon where you live.

      over 7 years ago
    • MisterEd's Avatar

      The maker of the cancer drug I'm taking is Genentech. They have a co-pay assistance program that drastically reduces the cost of my therapy. My drug (Tarceva) costs over $16,000 for a 90 day supply. My insurance pays all but $2500 of that cost. Genentech covers all of the co-pay except $100. I couldn't afford the $16,000 or even the $2500 but $100 out of pocket expense, to me, is manageable.

      over 7 years ago

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