I am currently in a phase 2 double blind study for Epratuzumabx a cousin drug to Benlysta. I actually enjoy participating except for the commute but I am feeling beneficial results.
Looking to compare notes south others testing new medications. Thanks <3
look to the makers of benlysta, the pharmacutical drug maker...ask if there is a program that can assist you with the part medicare won't pay for. If that doesn't work, which is highly unlikely not to...go to your local social services department and ask about supplementing with medicaid ( you could also call social security about this too and they may apply for supplemental programs for you). Never be afraid to ask...all anyone can say is no.
All these comments have helped me make up my mind about doing the infusions...Question, has it lowered your own immune system ?
I go open label mid January which means I will be getting the med for sure. I felt improvement in the double blind portion of the trial but had several interruptions due to health issues so even ifi was getting the medicine I didn't get it as prescribed.
Been in a Benlysta trial study for 6 yrs, and I will have my last infusion in a couple of weeks. Benlysta has definitely been beneficial for me, but will not be able to continue on the drug because Medicare copay is too much.
CynthiaHarvey its illegal for the drug manufacturers to give ANY discount, any help, to people on federal programs (Medicare, Medicaid and VA). And we are those who need it most! Agitate with your Rep and Senator for this to be changed; they've almost done it several times but Republicans are totally opposed.
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