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Re: Day 9 Report - Robert David

Posted by ttee on April 15, 2006, at 21:02:54

In reply to Re: Day 9 Report - Robert David Last Chance, posted by RobertDavid on April 15, 2006, at 15:09:34

I don't know this as a fact or not for Emsam, but it is my understanding that the pharmaceutical companies do have programs for people that can not afford their meds. I have been told that often times, drugs that have a smaller target market like Emsam and the atypical antipsychotic, have inflated prices to help off set the known expense for the drug company to make their meds available to those without insurance. Generally the docs are aware of these programs or you can call BMS to see if you qualify. Usually your doc has to fill out the forms and the drug company will send your meds straight to your doc, NO CHARGE. It is certainly worth the time to make a few phone calls. The drug company benefits because it gets more exposure with their med and might help increase the number of prescriptions made and gets the docs comfortable in prescribing the med. A large percentage of the subsequent prescriptions will be a full price and/or covered by the patient's insurance. Sort of like Robin Hood. Ask your doc for help. The BMS reps will help your doc with the process. It is a hassle for your doc, but the better docs will go to bat for you if you are truly in dire straights. Good luck.


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