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Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access

Posted by policebox on January 11, 2012, at 23:33:40

I received a letter today from GSK Bridges to Access informing me that as of February 21, 2012 they will no longer be offering Parnate through their patient assistance program. A quick check at drugstore.com shows Parnate to cost about $285 per month.

Since I'm single, I don't qualify for any type of state medical assistance. I don't have insurance. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes, so a significant portion of my money now goes to buying insulin, medications, and testing supplies. Oh, and my car was broken into today and I think my girlfriend is about ready to break up with me.

Any suggestions?

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access

Posted by Christ_empowered on January 12, 2012, at 1:57:42

In reply to Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access, posted by policebox on January 11, 2012, at 23:33:40

maybe a foreign online pharmacy has it? I thought one did, for a while--United Pharmacies or something. Probably not **cheap**, since most people on Parnate take so many pills daily, but I would guess cheaper than drugstore.com prices.

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » Christ_empowered

Posted by SLS on January 12, 2012, at 6:07:06

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access, posted by Christ_empowered on January 12, 2012, at 1:57:42

> maybe a foreign online pharmacy has it? I thought one did, for a while--United Pharmacies or something. Probably not **cheap**, since most people on Parnate take so many pills daily, but I would guess cheaper than drugstore.com prices.
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Par Pharmaceuticals sells a generic in the US.

So does Goldshield Pharmaceuticals in the UK.

There a several more, I believe.


- Scott

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » policebox

Posted by SLS on January 12, 2012, at 6:09:17

In reply to Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access, posted by policebox on January 11, 2012, at 23:33:40

Does GSK plan on continuing to manufacture Parnate?


- Scott

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access

Posted by Phillipa on January 12, 2012, at 10:19:04

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » policebox, posted by SLS on January 12, 2012, at 6:09:17

I don't take it but does this mean the drug companies could discontinue Maoi's? That would be disastrous for some? Phillipa

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access

Posted by jono_in_adelaide on January 12, 2012, at 17:13:05

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access, posted by Phillipa on January 12, 2012, at 10:19:04

I very much doubt they will discontinue nardil or parnate - I think it just means they wont be dishing it out free to financialy embarrased patients.

All I can suggest is that you try other antidepressants that are avaliable as cheap generic scripts, say sertraline plus nortriptyline?

Would it be worth your while to take out some private insurance if you need to spend so much each month on meds? It might be worth looking around at what plans are avalaible.

http://www.pharmacygeoff.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1

Pharmacygeoff, a new zealand operated pharmacy in fiji is selling brand name parnate (from new zealand) @ $38 for 50 tablets.... does this help?

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access

Posted by policebox on January 12, 2012, at 21:46:23

In reply to Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access, posted by policebox on January 11, 2012, at 23:33:40

From what I read Covis Pharma to Acquire U.S. Rights from GlaxoSmithKline for Fortaz®, Zinacef®, Lanoxin®, Parnate®, and Zantac® Injection. So, they are selling the rights to Parnate and several over drugs to Covis Pharma.

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » policebox

Posted by Pragmatist on January 26, 2012, at 10:31:36

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access, posted by policebox on January 12, 2012, at 21:46:23

> From what I read Covis Pharma to Acquire U.S. Rights from GlaxoSmithKline for Fortaz®, Zinacef®, Lanoxin®, Parnate®, and Zantac® Injection. So, they are selling the rights to Parnate and several over drugs to Covis Pharma.

My pharmacy called me this morning to tell me that Parnate cost has risen from approx $200 to $500/month (the portion I pay). I cannot pay it, but afraid of the generic - it took so long to find something that works and I have been on Parnate for 20 years! Has anyone used the generic and, if so, does it work the same or as well?? With no assistance (which I never used, but was going to contact until I read that they have discontinued their Bridges program) and now being required to pay almost $500/month WITH insurance, just cannot afford it - but can I afford not to?

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » SLS

Posted by ed_uk2010 on January 31, 2012, at 5:42:27

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » Christ_empowered, posted by SLS on January 12, 2012, at 6:07:06

>So does Goldshield Pharmaceuticals in the UK.

They do, but it's extremely expensive.

How much is your Par generic?

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » ed_uk2010

Posted by SLS on January 31, 2012, at 6:31:06

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » SLS, posted by ed_uk2010 on January 31, 2012, at 5:42:27

> >So does Goldshield Pharmaceuticals in the UK.
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> They do, but it's extremely expensive.
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> How much is your Par generic?

My pharmacy confused me. Their wholesaler doesn't handle Par Pharmaceuticals. I can't tell you how much my tranylcypromine costs because it was covererd by my prescription plan. My co-pay was $8.75. I should get a print-out from my plan soon that will tell me how much it costs before coverage.

By the way, how have you been? Is your absence from Psycho-Babble a good sign or a bad sign?


- Scott

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access

Posted by ed_uk2010 on January 31, 2012, at 11:37:36

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » ed_uk2010, posted by SLS on January 31, 2012, at 6:31:06

>I should get a print-out from my plan soon that will tell me how much it costs before coverage.

That would be interesting and relevant, thanks Scott.

> By the way, how have you been? Is your absence from Psycho-Babble a good sign or a bad sign?

I'm not bad thanks :) I tend to come and go but it often depends more on how busy I am rather than whether or not I'm unwell.

I see you are thinking of trying Latuda. I have no idea how it compares with Abilify in terms of weight gain in the long run. Do you think it might improve your depression?

 

Above post to SLS! (nm)

Posted by ed_uk2010 on January 31, 2012, at 11:38:07

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » ed_uk2010, posted by SLS on January 31, 2012, at 6:31:06

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access

Posted by MrAnderson on February 6, 2012, at 21:56:30

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access » policebox, posted by Pragmatist on January 26, 2012, at 10:31:36

> > From what I read Covis Pharma to Acquire U.S. Rights from GlaxoSmithKline for Fortaz®, Zinacef®, Lanoxin®, Parnate®, and Zantac® Injection. So, they are selling the rights to Parnate and several over drugs to Covis Pharma.
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> My pharmacy called me this morning to tell me that Parnate cost has risen from approx $200 to $500/month (the portion I pay). I cannot pay it, but afraid of the generic - it took so long to find something that works and I have been on Parnate for 20 years! Has anyone used the generic and, if so, does it work the same or as well?? With no assistance (which I never used, but was going to contact until I read that they have discontinued their Bridges program) and now being required to pay almost $500/month WITH insurance, just cannot afford it - but can I afford not to?
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I switched from name brand Parnate to the generic several years ago and it works just as well for me.

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access

Posted by Itsme2003 on May 21, 2012, at 7:56:16

In reply to Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access, posted by jono_in_adelaide on January 12, 2012, at 17:13:05

> http://www.pharmacygeoff.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1
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> Pharmacygeoff, a new zealand operated pharmacy in fiji is selling brand name Parnate (from new zealand) @ $38 for 50 tablets.... does this help?

Pharmacygeoff, which is another business name for United Pharmacies does not sell Parnate and has not sold it for about 4 years now. They still list it on their page but they say to contact them for availability, and when you contact them they state that it is no longer available from their supplier.

 

Re: Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access

Posted by adiaphora on July 25, 2012, at 20:29:07

In reply to Parnate discontinued through GSK Bridges to Access, posted by policebox on January 11, 2012, at 23:33:40

It is probably too late for this to be of any help to the original poster, but I am going to put this out there just in case it might be of assistance to anyone else: Parnate *is* covered under a patient assistance program, but through its new US manufacturer, Covis, no longer (as mentioned above) GlaxoSmithKline. I only found out about the PAP by writing Covis (there was no information on its website), but my email to this address (PAP@covispharma.com) was replied to with an application.


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