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Postby jimithy » Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:35 pm

First collect your pill bottles (or prescriptions) and give each of their dosage strengths with times per day (the purpose of the medication given by the doctor is always good too.). Now we need to know about any insurance that might cover your medications (and if so tell us about it... copays, limits, etc.). Finally giving us your approximate household gross income with number of members in your household can make a big difference (We don't want to pry but you might qualify for some type of assistance).

This small amount of information that discloses nothing about who you are will allow us to search out methods to get your costs to the absolute minimum.

Note: Some people posting will suggest internet or foreign pharmacies. Done wisely this can be an effective method for some medications. Without knowing what you are doing it can be a recipe for disaster. Counterfeit medications are everywhere (including local pharmacies) but internet, mail order, and foreign pharmacies have substantially greater problems with them. Not all mail order services are bad. Several cities and states use foreign pharmacies and the FDA gives advice about finding reputable foreign pharmacies. Please read Shopping for the best prices locally & using the internet if you plan to mail order your medications.

Also, Please remember, all posts present ideas to take to your doctor. They are not meant to be followed blindly.

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Postby jenn » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:05 am

i take meds for diabetes, thyroid, cholesterol, pain, nerve damage, depression, and high blood pressure. i was recently laid off, have no insurance, and only income is unemployment. i cannot afford my meds!!!
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Postby jimithy » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:25 am

Jenn,

In order for us to help... you need to post enough information so that we can begin to provide you specific methods to save money.
First collect your pill bottles (or prescriptions) and give each of their dosage strengths with times per day (the purpose of the medication given by the doctor is always good too.). Now we need to know about any insurance that might cover your medications (and if so tell us about it... copays, limits, etc.). Finally giving us your approximate household gross income with number of members in your household can make a big difference (We don't want to pry but you might qualify for some type of assistance).

This small amount of information that discloses nothing about who you are will allow us to search out methods to get your costs to the absolute minimum.


When you have specific information then please click on the "create topic" button at this location: THE EASY WAY: Give us your list of drugs then we will give your specific ways to save

Thanks! :-)
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Humalog

Postby pamelakaypk » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:06 pm

My 21 year old son in college is on the insulin pump and uses Humalog 10ml vial. These cost $125 in Oklahoma. He is a student on his own, making minimum wage, maybe $10,000 a year, no insurance.

I have started researching the web and see that Canadian pharmacies charge around $46 for a vial.

Do you have any other suggestions? All the relatives have pitched in to help him out but we cannot continue doing so. He was diagnosed when he was 18.
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Postby dlcnurse » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:53 am

Thank you for posting. There are options available to your son. Since your son is a student and makes approximately 10,000 yrly, he may also qualify for assistance programs as well. Many of these do require physician input as well in order to obtain his Humalog. Some of these programs are:

Charles Ray III Diabetes Association, Inc
http://www.cr3.org/

Lilly Cares Program
http://www.lilly.com/

Everyone's RX
http://www.everyonesrx.com/index.asp#
This one does charge a $25.00 application fee but they also state that a single person who makes under 16,000.00 qualifies

http://www.pparx.org

He might be interested in this site as well since he uses a pump. It has alot of useful information-as well as resources for pumps.
http://www.insulinpumpers.org/

If you haven't already checked out this site, Isle's of Hope, you may like to. She gives alot of resources, links, and information on diabetes. The site is http://www.isletsofhope.com/

Purchasing medications from Canada can save money. There are alot of Canadian pharmacies online. Some you really need to be careful using. You might check out http://www.NorthwestPharmacy.com
They offer 3 vials of Humalog for the price of 98.99 + 10.00 S&H which still brings the cost to 108.99 or 36.33 per vial.

Keep in mind that the FDA does not reccommend purchasing medications from overseas/canada. We do not endorse any particular pharmacy, nor have any connections to any pharmacy. Purchasing from outside the US is strictly at your own risk.
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