Three Rivers/Par (Ribasphere): $9.93/capsule (AWP)
This is from 2004 and I'm sure the prices have gone up but it looks like Three Rivers and Sandoz are making generic ribavirin but it's still expensive.
You should be able to work. The drugs effect everyone differently. I worked throughout my 72 wk treatment. Don't know much about the copay assistance program but here is a link specifically for copay assistance.
Sandoz: $9.93/capsule (AWP; $5.05/capsule WAC)
$9.93/capsule = $1,787.40/month for 1,200 mg = $20,018.88 for 48 weeks
Compare to brand-name versions:
Schering-Plough (Rebetol): $11.03/capsule (AWP) = $22,236.48 for 48 weeks
Roche (Copegus): $6.33/capsule (AWP as of 9/03; $5.58/capsule WAC) = $12,761.28 for 48 weeks