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New COPD med

Sunday, December 16, 2018

I just started Trelegy Ellipta on a one month trial and it works great. I hardly use my rescue inhaler at all now. With that positivity comes some negativity, it cost $609 a month here and $127 in Canada which is beyond my budget on SS retirement. I contacted the drug co. to see about a break as they do have them. I was told "sorry, you are over 65 and on Medicare, can't help you". My prescription plan doesn't cover it so looks like I will be back to Symbicort next month. I can't expect my Pulmonary dr. to supply me with free samples indefinitely. Next month when I see my dr. I will askhim to contact my prescription plan to see if they will cover it at I price I can afford with my copay.
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  • KEKEIKO
    Sorry I missed this blog. Left you a message re: lack of Medicare coverage we're dealing with here.
    170 days ago
  • CONNIE2019
    Do you have Silver Script as a Medicare drug plan? And do you qualify for extra help on Medicaer?If you get the extra help it will pay all but $8 for your Ellipta.Hope this helps you.
    211 days ago
  • IMEMINE1
    OMG! Really. I can't believe what this world has come to. I do hope you can get help. My mom & brother had lung cancer. I am glad you are a survivor.
    I am sending prayers for a quick recovery. emoticon
    236 days ago
  • FLRED12
    That is rough! I had the same sort of problem with a previous insurance. Have you checked to see if there are any state assistance programs?
    247 days ago
  • PYNETREE
    The Pharmacutical Companies are ROBBERS! These drugs do NOT cost that much to produce...they jusy know that they can charge astronominal amout$ , because people, or their insurance co, will pay because they need it!
    247 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    The cost of drugs is a mortal sin against the Holy Ghost. People need this stuff to live. I have an Otezla prescription that costs $1165 per month with insurance, $3300 without. I can buy a lot of long sleeve shirts to hide the psoriasis for that money!
    247 days ago
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