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    Hi,

    I had lupus for 5 years now, 2 years ago i had the worst flare " in history", i was hospitalized for 4 months. I had kidney failure, heart failure, TTP, seizures and was in the coma. i have been treated with chemotherapy, and i am now on cellcept and a bunch of other drugs, my health insurance MAMSI kept on increasing the charges intil i was behind my bills and drop me!. cellcept cost $846.00 for 120 pills , and can't afford it anymore. does anyone knows how or where to get it cheaper. DO i have another alternative or i am dumed!!!!!

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    That's horrible! I know Cellcept is really expensive. I know there are some programs directly through the drug companies to help people in your situation. I would look online and at the manufacturer of Cellcept (I can't remember - is it Roche?).

    Good luck and best wishes! No one should have to worry about getting the meds they need!
    Missy

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    PhRMA is a prescription drug assistance program. PhRMA has launched programs in six states, working with dozens of community and health organizations to aid patients find and apply for help with their prescription drug costs.
    Here's a list of states that currently have Rx prescription drug programs, including contact information:

    Rx for Ohio
    Launch date: April 28, 2003
    www.rxforohio.org
    (877) 794-6446

    Rx for West Virginia
    Launch date: April 19, 2004
    www.rxforwv.org
    (877) 982-7948

    Rx for Rhode Island
    Launch date: May 19, 2004
    www.rxforri.org
    (877) 743-6779

    Rx for DC
    Launch date: May 27, 2004
    www.rxfordc.org
    (202) 457-9432

    Rx for Illinois
    Launch date: November 9, 2004
    www.rxforillinois.org
    (877) 793-6745

    Rx for Washington
    Launch date: November 16, 2004
    www.rxhelpforwa.org
    (877) 923-6779

    Rx for New Jersey
    Launch date: January 4, 2005
    www.rx4NJ.org
    (888) 793-6765

    Here are some other Prescription Medication Assistance Programs:
    NeedyMeds
    NeedyMeds is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people find assistance with prescription medication costs and other health supplies and programs.

    On the NeedyMeds Web site, you can search for free or low-cost prescription medication programs by:
    the brand-name or generic name of prescription medications
    drug company name
    state and local programs in your area
    You have to apply for the program to be considered, and NeedyMeds provides a downloadable application on the Web site.

    The Medicine Program
    Developed for people who have no medical insurance, The Medicine Program assists patients with enrolling in one or more of the many prescription drug assistance programs that are now available.

    These programs provide prescription drugs free-of-charge to people in need, regardless of age, as long as they meet the sponsor's criteria.

    Once a patient is approved and enrolled, the prescription drug is sent to his or her doctor, who dispenses it.

    U.S. House of Representatives' Special Committee on Aging
    (202) 224-5364

    This group offers free information about drug company programs designed to help older Americans obtain prescription drugs. Call to have the information mailed to you.
    Let me know if any of this is helpful or if you need more information!

    Peace and Blessings
    Saysusie

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