Hi......two women from Chicago sponsored a bill that passed! Insurance companies must cover ORAL chem drugs just as they do IV chemotherapy. yahoo! Now, we just have to worry about having insurance......getting these expensive drugs is a worry........I am grateful to these women! Lala
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:35 PM
Sounds like good news! Is this just in Illinois? Since our medicine isn't considered a chemotherapy, I hope this covers TKI's as well
Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:58 PM
That's great! The do consider Gleevec an oral chemotherapy drug
Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:48 PM
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:28 PM
Hi: All this great news is fantastic. Hopefully this will all go through to all states. I always said that Gleevec or any other TKI is a Chemo. Its killing the cancer cells. Because it is only referred to as a Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, it was never put in the Chemo category. Lets see what happens in the future.
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