Tysabri

My doctor wanted me to try this but it was not covered by my insurance. What do you do when it comes to the financial aspect. I have Medicareand am not sure what help there is out there. I am receiving help on my Copaxone but the help I was getting ran out. I have been off my medicine for a week. They are working on getting me more help. I think when I go to my doctor next week he may suggest Tysabri again. So I would like any information available.

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cljones - If you go to Tysabri's website (https://www.tysabri.com) and scroll about 1/3 of the way down you will see a row of 4 boxes. The 3rd box has a $ and has information on getting coverage for Tysabri. If you click on that there should be a phone number you can call to see what help is available. Good luck with the search.

Jacqui

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Hi I was going to suggest that you contact the medical companies to find out if they will give it to you for nothing. I am on Tecfidera and some how I don't have to pay for it. It can't help to try. 😊

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@cljones, if all else fails, you might want to look into some crowdfunding Websites like gofundme. There are quite a few others. I haven't ever used this method of fund-raising but apparently it's quite successful. You set up a page there, describing your need for money and inviting people who are interested in helping you to donate. To some this may seem too much like begging, but if you don't have enough money for medicine you need and others are willing and able to help you, why not give them a chance to do that? I think I'd prefer that to asking specific relatives or friends for money.

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I was on Copaxone for 7 years and switched to Glatopa due to insurance problems. I use Good RX and pay $2087 for one month supply thru Walgreens. Walgreens has a financial assistance program. I did not get any help from Shared Solutions or the drug rep. I am doing fine on the generic. Good Luck. Any drugs costing $5k to $7k a month is not an option.

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You can have your Dr write a letter of medical necessity. And fight!!!

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