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#1 LivingWellWithCML

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:27 PM

This showed up when I went to the Tasigna website:

Tasigna 25 dollar co-pay promotion.png

What's the catch other than the fine print that's on this graphic?  Is this actually possible if you have a private prescription drug coverage plan?


Dan - Atlanta, GA

CML CP Diagnosed March 2011

Gleevec 400mg


#2 CallMeLucky

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:58 PM

Let's say your co-pay is $60.  This program will either pay $35 or reimburse you $35.  I think the only catch is you have to take Tasigna, basically it is a coupon....


Date  -  Lab  -  Scale  -  Drug  -  Dosage MG  - PCR
2010/Jul -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 1.2%
2010/Oct -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.25%
2010/Dec -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.367%
2011/Mar -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.0081%
2011/Jun -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0%
2011/Sep -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.00084%
2011/Dec -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0%
2012/Mar -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.004%
2012/Jun -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0%
2012/Sep -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0%
2012/Dec -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2013/Jan -  Quest  -  IS  -  Sprycel  -  50-60-70  - 0%
2013/Mar -  Quest  -  IS  -  Sprycel  -  60-70  - 0%
2013/Apr -  CUMC  -  Non-IS  -  Sprycel  - 50 - 0.036%
2013/May -  CUMC  -  Non-IS  -  Sprycel  - 50 - 0.046%
2013/Jun -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 50 - 0.0239%
2013/Jul -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 70 - 0.0192%
2013/Jul -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 70 - 0.0034%
2013/Oct -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 70 - 0.0054%
2014/Jan -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 70 - 0.0093%
2014/Mar -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0.013%
2014/Apr -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0.0048%
2014/Jul -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2014/Nov -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0.047%
2014/Dec -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2015/Mar -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2015/Jun -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2015/Sep -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2015/Dec -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2016/Mar -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0.0228%
2016/Jun -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2016/Sep -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2016/Dec -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2017/Mar -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2017/Jun -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2017/Sep -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2017/Dec - Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  -  100 - 0%
 

 


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

Sounds almost too good to be true, but I guess it's the lure to move someone from Gleevec to Tasigna before the patent expires.  I would have a $200 monthly co-pay if I were on Tasigna (I have a $200 monthly co-pay on Gleevec that started this year, ugh), so they'd actually reimburse back so that I'd only pay $25 monthly out of pocket.  Correct?


Dan - Atlanta, GA

CML CP Diagnosed March 2011

Gleevec 400mg


#4 Marnie

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:14 PM

Sprycel had a similar card.  It was great while the program lasted.  It covered my entire copay for a year and a half. 



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

Yes that is how it works, but as Marnie said, sometimes the programs go away.  While it may be to get people off of Gleevec, I think it is also to keep them from going to Sprycel or Bosulif.  With the twice a day dosing and fasting requirements Tasigna sounds less appealing.


Date  -  Lab  -  Scale  -  Drug  -  Dosage MG  - PCR
2010/Jul -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 1.2%
2010/Oct -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.25%
2010/Dec -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.367%
2011/Mar -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.0081%
2011/Jun -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0%
2011/Sep -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.00084%
2011/Dec -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0%
2012/Mar -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0.004%
2012/Jun -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0%
2012/Sep -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Gleevec  - 400 - 0%
2012/Dec -  MSKCC  -  Non-IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2013/Jan -  Quest  -  IS  -  Sprycel  -  50-60-70  - 0%
2013/Mar -  Quest  -  IS  -  Sprycel  -  60-70  - 0%
2013/Apr -  CUMC  -  Non-IS  -  Sprycel  - 50 - 0.036%
2013/May -  CUMC  -  Non-IS  -  Sprycel  - 50 - 0.046%
2013/Jun -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 50 - 0.0239%
2013/Jul -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 70 - 0.0192%
2013/Jul -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 70 - 0.0034%
2013/Oct -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 70 - 0.0054%
2014/Jan -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 70 - 0.0093%
2014/Mar -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0.013%
2014/Apr -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0.0048%
2014/Jul -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2014/Nov -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0.047%
2014/Dec -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2015/Mar -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2015/Jun -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2015/Sep -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2015/Dec -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2016/Mar -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0.0228%
2016/Jun -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2016/Sep -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2016/Dec -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2017/Mar -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2017/Jun -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2017/Sep -  Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  - 100 - 0%
2017/Dec - Genoptix  -  IS  -  Sprycel  -  100 - 0%
 

 


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

I just signed up for this. Even with insurance through my employer (non-government), I am able to get this. My co-pay is $50, and once I receive the card, it will go down to $25.

The only "catch" that I see is that the person on the phone told me that this program ends December 2014. I asked her about what happens after that. Her suggestion was to call back in December 2014 and see if there were any new programs coming out.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:29 PM

I got my co-pay card in the mail about 1-1/2 weeks ago. My pharmacy called to confirm shipment for my next months prescription and I gave him the information on the co-pay card I received in the mail. My co-pay is normally $50 ( insurance through employer ), and this card drop it to $25. It appears that the pharmacy deals with the reduction, so there isn't any re-reimbursement to me, although that may vary between different pharmacies.

**Fine Print** -- Patient Instructions: Present this card, along with your insurance card and TASIGNA prescription, at a participating pharmacy. If eligible, you will pay a maximum of $25 of your prescription cost. Novartis Pharmaceuticals will pay the rest, up to a maximum of $1600 per month for 27 refills toward your TASIGNA prescriptions. The Program is subject to change or termination at any time. Follow the dosage instructions provided by your prescriber.... etc. etc. etc.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:22 AM

Thanks for the information. I just registered for the card, which could take up to eight weeks to receive. However, I called my pharmacy to confirm that they'd accept the card and they said that if I don't receive it before the next refill, they could giVe me the discount anyway. I have a $100 copay, so this is huge. I see that the program expires at the end of 2014, but I'll still save over $1000. Does anyone know when this offer started?



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:53 AM

These programs are constantly coming and going.  During most of 2012, when I was taking Tasigna, I received $50/month credit.






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