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Suboxone expense notmenow!

Hello again Noah....so I read your profile, and you mentioned help with questions on suboxone, I know very little about it, I did watch a program on HBO on addiction got a little scoop, evendently it's the med for people like me, however when I did the search for suboxone Doc's closest to my area I only found a few, and the nearest one is about 30 miles away.  It is something I would travel for, I haven't called yet.  My biggest problem is the expense, I do have insurance, it really is not the greatest as I'm finding out, do you have a round about figure on the expense I am looking at?  I know the only real way to find out would be to just make the call.  Nobody kows about my addiction and I would like to keep it that way so I have to figure out how I'm going to do this, but for now just want to know what options I have on how to get it.  Also I have heard from other posts that it is also a hard one to quit, what is it all about and is it something easy enough to transission to and finally get my life back?  
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There is a way to get suboxone free if you make... I think under 24 grand a year and have no primary insurance... you can google it
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I didn't think it would be a free, not at all.  I just need to know what price range I am looking at, I do have insurance, but I'm sure it won't be used.  So what is the cost of it without insurance?
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  No one knows that i have been going to a methadone clinic for 9 months and i will not burden family/friends with my problem.  Privacy laws do not allow insurance or doctors to discuss any info regarding you or your meds.  Most methadone clinics now offer suboxone and will help you bill insurance. Notmenow/Noah knows a lot about insurance and suboxone.  Hopefully, he'll check in soon.   OH..NOAH.........we need u
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Good Morning, I travel 75 miles to get mine one way, but only every three months but I must say it is well worth the trip. I have insurance, I get mine from Walgreens and when  I pick you know how it says how much your insurance saved you? Well mine says you saved $755.00. that's for 120, 8mg tablets. But then when I get my EOB from my insurance it says they paid Walgreens $563.00. This must be the contracted price with insurance and Walgreens, I an on SSDI which is social security disability insurance and have been for the last two years due to a back injury. It's not like SSI which is basically a check for $634.00 but qualifies you for medicaid as well. People who have not paid 40 quarters into social security get a basic amount. How can a person  live on that? I get more than twice that and have no copay on my insurance. I have AARP partd.
Forget about what fish said as you do have a primary plan which disqualifies you.
AZ, is the suboxone on your drug formulary list. If it is does it say there are any QL = quantity limits. Or a PA = prior authorization. You can call your insurance co and ask for and emergency approval, They may approve a 21 day detox or approve the drug for you completely. Do you have a PCP and does he know about your addiction problem? Are you in detox now. What's good about this drug is you can be given refills and it can also be called in. But you have to be careful when and may have to shop around because some of them are thief's, A charge of $150-$200 for the first visit is reasonable, Ask if they bill insurance if they say no that is not a good sign. Some of these Dr's charge $400 to $800.00 for the first visit and deal in cash only. They don't care about our decease all they want is the $$$,  Will your insurance pay a portion of the office visit? I pay $10.25 as a copay because the Dr gets paid what medicare tells them they are going to get, Plus I get my sub of a pain management specialist, The same I've had right from the beginning through it all the oxy and norxo and the surgery, AZ try and find a pain management Dr that has DEA waiver to write for sub. If I can be of other help don't hesitate to ask---------------------NOAH
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Wow. I work for a health plan and you know your stuff! Thanks for sharing the info!
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N- do u know of a website that lists Dr.'s and states that have a waiver.  The clinic i go to said that a Dr. could only prescribe methadone for 6 months and subox for as long as they choose.  I want to take your advise and get out of the clinic environment, but unsure on how to find a doc.
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hey there ... i started suboxone after being on vicodin for almost 10yrs and oxy's which i only did for a couple of months ... you'll need to call around for prices.  The office visit is not covered by insurance but if you have rx coverage, that will help you a great deal, since the pills can be costly.  My friend pays about $200/mo for 45 of them ... My office visit was $275 for the first 3 visits and then $60 every month after that ... plus my office gives a drug test too which is another 10 ... one dr i had called charged $500 for the first 3 visits and 100 for every visit after that .. NOT .. i've heard on here too that some charge even more if you can believe that .. i think its ridiculous and a rip off but then again we would of moved the earth if we had to to get our vicodens or whatever your DOC is ...
It depends on how long you've been doing pills and how many of them you were taking to help determine how long maybe you should be on suboxone .. but be HONEST w/the doctor .. I told mine everything, buying them from friends - other drug dealers, stealing them from others .. You'll have to be in active w/drawal in order to start the suboxone too .. they told me to not to take anything w/in 12-15 hrs of my first appt .. man, that felt like the longest wait ever in that waiting room and then having to talk to him for 30 minutes, thank god, their phcy is right next door .. they used to give the pills out at the dr.s office but stopped that because they would have a line of people waiting at the door when they would open to come in and get one and leave and try to come back in a day or two ... i am still on suboxone and have been since april 7 of this year ... it prevents the w/drawals and the cravings .. i am slowly tapering and will probably be take one 8mg tab for maintenance forever if i wanted too .. i would so much rather do that then have to go back to what i was doing before ... i'll will more than likely get myself off of them and not be dependant on them forever, but everyone is different and have diff situations ... you do what is best for yourself .. good luck to you and i wish you the best ... hil ;-]
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I have been taking Suboxone for 2 years.  It is the greatest desicion I have ever made.  I drive 120 miles each way to get it.  It costed me $1000 the first month and $300 every month thereafter.  It is worth every mile and every dime.  I was on it once before in 2004 and relapsed when I came off of it.

  I was not ready to quit using Oxycontin.  I have been in rehab 12 times and in detox 7 times and I am only 27 years old.  Until my last trip to rehab I was not ready to quit.  I truly believe I can come off the suboxone without relapsing this time.  I can thank suboxone for a college degree.  It takes a lot of hard work but it can be done.  I would tell my family.  I was also scared to tell my family, but without them I could not do this,Everyone needs support.  This is a hard disease to deal with alone.  
After reading other posts it seems that I could find a cheaper doctor.  I paid for my medication 1 time without insurance.  It was $389 for 60 pills.  Where I live 1 80mg Oxy costs $120.  I felt like Suboxone was cheap.  I do not feel that way now that I am back to reality.  Suboxone alone will not get you clean.  You have to be willing to do the work.  I also go to counceling.  Have you ever attended an NA meeting?  That is another form of support.  I believe in Suboxone.  I hope it works for you.  The only reason it did not work for me the first time is because I took it for all the wrong reasons.  I took it to make my family happy because I was in financial trouble.  This time I want a better life.  I wish you the best!  GOOD LUCK!!!!!  
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you're right. suboxone is very very expensive. my boyfriend gets them at walgreens for $18 per pill, no insurance. i'm about to google any ideas for free suboxone. i'll post some answers if i find anything. ps- my boyfriend is in day 6 of withdrawls. i've been giving him full back massages every day and they're an awsome way to relieve body aches and relax him- especially when we can't get suboxone.
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i got extremely lucky in my case...i pay about 7 bucks a pill, i am on 10 mgs daily, and my suboxone doctor has not charged me to date..not 1 single penny and she makes house calls too (she is aware that we have no insurance)....and she literally saved my life and my familys well being...she accepts all insurance and even state aid...she is just awesome...she is definately and obviously a doctor who cares and is not in it strictly for the money....like alot of them are. because she could very well charge me an arm and a leg, but she simply wont..i have even offered her some money out of guilt for all that she has done..she simply wont take it...if any of you live in northern NH, she has room for more patients...
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Suboxone is just a band aid to the real issues we abuse drugs, Many people who self medicate due so because they are running from underlying problems,  If your addicted and are not taking it for pain management. You have to come to terms with your addiction. What was it 12 detox programs and you still haven't gotten an ideal of why you use yet, I dont want to hear because I love getting high. What addict doesn't, Do you have a Higherpower of some kind. It doesn't have to be God but it has to be something that you believe can offer you a better life if you work the 12 steps of NA/AA. These steps have helped millions of people all over the world regain control over their lives, When they get weak and let in negative energy they open themselves up for relapse each and every time, Now I have been able to figure this out just by talking with people who have 10, 15, 5 years sobriety. If you truly are an addict and your life has become unmanageable you have to get involved in the 12 steps or some individual counseling with a C.A.D.C., for some one on one therapy, Because I UNDERSTAND some people do not due well around crowds of other people. They just clam up and this is not unusual at all. Some of us cannot relate to others unless we are high then we become chatter boxes-------GOD BLESS TO ALL WHO UNDERSTAND---------------------NOAH
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YOU have got to be kidding me $18.00 per pill at Walgreen's, Listen I get 120, 8mgs for $755.00. That's $6.29 per pill, When I get my insurance EOB it says they paid Walgreens $563.00 that is the contracted price between the insurance company. You guys are getting ripped off or something, I am going to call Walgreens, which I just did the the cost of 60, 8mgs cost $377.99 I asked for price on 30 tablets is $191.99. Again the individual price is $6.29. I don't know whats going on but you are clearly being ripped off, Don't believe me call Walgreens yourself, Do you give him the money and if so how much, How much is his doctor visit let me guess $2210.00, This doesn't make sense at all. But I shouldn't get involved anymore than I already have, An 80mg Oxycontin is about $18.00 a piece they are green and say 80 on one side and oc on the other side. It's time for a reality check--NOAH
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What justifies the cost per pill.  Both chemicals have been around for decades.  What research had to be done?  What was invented?  What is the rational for the price of Suboxone other than pure greed!  This company is making money off the American people in absurd amounts for something that was developed decades ago and is holding us  US citizens hostage.  This is something else a foreign company is using to terrorize the American people by making something that genuinely helpful not only for addiction but as a pain medication.  These companies cant get away with it in other countries so they come here to the good old USA to bleed our economy dry.  Shame on you R&B.  Hopefully some lawyer will latch on to this travesty and do something like a class action suit against R&B and get them to pay back some of the thousands of US dollars  I already about it for our people.  
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please help me find a doctor that will give me a prescription for suboxne my doctor keeps giving me stupid anti-anzity drugs to kick i will be in so much pain by monday/ tuesday i live in the Inland Empire highland San Bernardino area i'd give anything ***@****
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   I have been taking suboxone for just over a year.It is a wonderful drug.I however have a problem paying for it.i found a pharmacy who only charges 6.50 per 8mg.tab.I am looking for a doctor who will see me for less than 200.00 for the first visit.I had been in a drug rehab program. Now that im done with the program the doc wants 200.00 to see me. I called a different doctors office asked how much for a office visit with no insurence, they charge 102.00 for visit.unless for suboxone that appointment is 250.00 for the visit. this should be illegal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   Here is my question. Does anyone have any information about the suboxone program? My friend told me that if i make less then 12,000 per year suboxone will pay for it. is this true?
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I am a recovering drug addict and I was addicted to pain medication. I was detoxed with suboxone and I do not have insurance to pay for it. It was costing me about $250 a month when I first started it however, when I began tapering off the cost went down. It is a major expense but I do not know of anywhere that offers a discounted price or for free. I do know that depending on the state you are in you can go on the buprenorphine which is the generic of subutex. It is almost identical to the actual suboxone and the cost is much less. However I moved from missouri where i was receiving buprenorphine and now I am in Illinois where they cannot supply it yet. Ask your pharmacist. The only way to get on suboxone is to make that trip to a suboxone doctor and get your precription without anyone knowing. That is the only way to keep it confidential. Good Luck!
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what did you put in the google search to find that. I am in desperate need of a program that allows free suboxone. I have no insurance, and I there is no way I can pay for it in full. I dont want to get things off the streets, its too reminiscent of my darker days of scuffling the streets for heroin, which makes me sick to even think about. I need help. please help me by telling me what you found and how you go about putting it into motion
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You can also check into getting samples to help the cost the.  This site will help you out with some information how  to get them and were to look. http://www.pharmacydrugguide.com/Suboxone_Free_Samples
Coupons and maybe asiistance might be available also, you can search for that information on that site also if interested.
It really is important to call around and see what is being charged, on certain medication the charges can vary considerably.   I know Costco has beaten out a lot of other places for having a lower in cost on medications.
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