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862235 tn?1336060295

High Cost Of Telaprevir

This isn't a question, just a heads up. My wife is about to begin the triple treatment for her type 1a HCV. The doctor seemed more exceed about the Incivek as opposed to the Victrelis treatment. I checked with my insurance provider and was assured that they cover the Incivek 100%. Got back to the doctor and told her we're set for take-off. The meds are to be delivered today. I spoke with the pharmacist and he voiced some concerns about my ability to cover the extreme cost. I have a plan were I pay up front and am reimbursed. The cost for one month Incivek in Canada $14000 + 2000$ for the Pegasus. Now I need to scramble to find the finances to cover the cost and then hope the turn-around time with the insurance is under a month or I'll be totally screwed next month. Maybe she should have chosen the Victrelis. The cost would have been split over more weeks that way. Beware.
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317787 tn?1473358451
Hi if you are in a bind the drug companies can help.
Vertex helped me with my copays for Incivek
Then I received help with Pegintron and riba
I wish you the best, it is a lot of money
I am not sure I could have done it without their help.  When  you figure in all the lotions potions and prescriptions for side effects it gets even more expensive
Good luck
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862235 tn?1336060295
Thanks Dee. We've picked up the script, maxed out my credit card. I've sent in my claim form. I hope that the insurance company doesn't renege now when they see the amount and I hope it turns around in time for the next one. I'll definitely be needing a back-up plan.
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317787 tn?1473358451
Good luck to you
Dee
Vertex will pay up to 20% of total cost
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862235 tn?1336060295
Received notification from my insurance company they've approved the entire amount of almost $16000. That's a weight off my shoulders and on my birthday too!
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766573 tn?1365166466
That is great news. It's a huge chunk of change to not have to worry about. Hopefully your reimbursement will coincide with your next refill so you can use the same funds.
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317787 tn?1473358451
Hi there, so glad to hear the news!  So very happy for you
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