Having a serious and/or chronic disease like asthma, can be stressful enough. And for most people figuring out how you’re going to pay for some of these newer and outrageously expensive drugs, just adds to that stress.
Well, here’s some information I put together from my own experiences that I hope someone out there might find useful in seeking co-pay assistance for some of these medications.
Genentech, the makers of Xolair actually have a co-pay assistance program that is not based on income. If you’re over over 18 years of age and drug is covered by your insurance (other than medicare, medi-cal or Tri-care), and the injections are administered in the doctor’s office or hospital, chances are you’ll qualify. Check out there co-pay assistance card program here
GlaxoSmith Kline has a program as well for their expensive new biologic drug Mepolizumab (Nucala). The program is called Gateway to Nucula
If you dont have any insurance coverage for these types of medications, you can also contact the PAN (the Patient Access network.) They’re a health foundation that basically provides annual grants to cover certain types of medications and treatments for various chronic diseases, including asthma. They have pretty strict income guideline, but if you qualify these grants can be a lifesaver.