I received so many emails from patients that are taking Enbrel and are having tremendous difficulty paying for it that I thought I would share a couple of them with you. I was suprised by the fact that it was split about 50/50 between patients on Medicare Part D and those that were not.
Here is one of those email from a lady that does have Medicare Part D. She wrote “Hi there, I’m one of those patients who is just now getting ready to start Enbrel. How in the world can anyone afford it? I am not even in the donut hole yet and it is going to cost me at the very least $350.00 a month when I’m not in the donut hole. At the price of Enbrel I will probably hit the donut hole in 2 months and then I will have to pay the full cost which is about $1,500 a month. I’m trying to get help from several foundations, but no luck so far. HELP!!!!!”
Another reader wrote ” I talked with my doctor and he said that there probably wouldn’t ever be a generic for the biologic drugs like Enbrel. Because of the way they are made they will never lose their patent. Right now my Humira is about $1400 a month, when I was on Enbrel it was about $1300 and when I was on Remicade it was $5400 a month!”
If you don’t have insurance coverage for your expensive medicine, I encourage you to contact the Partnership for Prescription Assistance or contact us at Rx Help We can also be reached at 866-960-9497