—— Enbrel, a widely-prescribed drug used for treating several autoimmune diseases, costs $10 per milligram. That’s $10,000 per gram, or $4.5 million per pound. -——
I’m on a similarly expensive biologic anti-inflammatory drug. Without it, I would be crippled and blind. I would have other symptoms too, which I would rather not describe.
Because of healthcare “reforms,” my out-of-pocket cost is now $700/mo.
But it won’t be long before I look back on this as the good old days. In Canada, my med is simply unavailable on the national health. In the UK, patients are entitled to one five-week treatment/year. (I hear this on RA chat boards.)
With these meds, I can play b-ball at age 50.
I’m preparing for the inevitable, though, which is the inexpensive and toxic combo of mega-doses of methotrexate and steroids.
Thanks Obama, and your RINO enablers.
yeah, I had the “Meth” word pulled out on me too..
I am allergic to aspirin and aspirin products...
the only way they would allow me (prescription coverage people) on biologics is if i had a reaction to the aspirin based products..
they were given to me, and as expected, i had an adverse reaction...
meth is probably in my future ( for those reading, methotrexate is the same drug they use in chemotherapy )