For most of this week so far I have been on the phone trying to fill the prescription for my Fareston (toremifene), which I wrote about on Friday. I am exhausted from the conversations and from the emotional consequences of dealing with this. The expense of a first-time-for-the-year copay is exorbitant at more than a thousand dollars for one month’s refill.
Some drug companies help patients pay for their medication. Thus, I have tried contacting the drug company (ProStrakan to which the original company, GTx, sold the drug recently) and various other places, including agencies that say they help cancer patients, to no avail. No one has any kind of financial assistance unless you have no insurance at all.
My nerves are frazzled, and I cannot even think about dealing with this again when my refill is due. On one hand I am hoping that this treatment is working, which we will learn after I am on it for a couple of months, and on the other I don’t know how I am going to pay for this.5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.