Uninsured? Don't qualify for Patient Assistance programs?
|Ganesh overlooks an auspicious display|
$9,153.60* is what my brand name non-generic anti-seizure medication would** cost. This is not a year supply. This is a four month supply. That's $27,460.80 annually.
Sure, four months of the generic would run $561.72 - that's $1685.16 annually. However, not everyone with epilepsy can take generic forms of their medication. Brains are funny finicky beasts.
While most patients can safely switch their medications among different
formulations of the same antiepileptic medication, the Epilepsy
Foundation recommends that consent must be obtained from the individual
with epilepsy and their physician before any such substitutions are made
– to avoid potentially life-threatening seizures. Too many people have
been harmed; some have even died as a result of an unsupervised switch. (Read more...)
- Epilepsy Foundation
I'm ready to live in a world where everyone has access to life saving medical treatment. Are you?
*Keppra 1000 mg 120 tablets based on Costco Pharmacy listed cash price
** I qualify for a Patient Assistance Program