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Unread 06-28-2006, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default **Help for Self-Payers - Prescription Discount Cards and More**

Hi all just got a great tip from my pharmacist.If you are a AAA (Automobile Association of America) card carrying member,you may automatically receive a discount off your prescription medications.It works out to about 15-25% generic and name brands.I've used my card twice this month and already saved $60.00!

Main link for discount cards:

http://discounts.aaa.com/prescription.htm

Good luck-every little bit helps! EASC
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Unread 06-29-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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Thanks easc!

15 ways to save money on buprenorphine treatment
http://www.naabt.org/buprenorphine-cost.cfm


Suboxone free med program:
http://www.needymeds.org/drug_list.t...&name=Suboxone



Clinical Trial Site - meds and care are usually free:

http://www.clinicaltrials.gov



Here's a list of the cards in this thread all in one place:

AAA (Automobile Association of America):
http://discounts.aaa.com/prescription.htm

NeedyMeds discount card:
http://www.needymeds.org/drugcard/index.htm

Free Drug Card:
http://www.freedrugcard.us

Super Rx Card:
http://www.superrxcard.com/

United Networks of America Rx Card:
http://www.unarxcard.com/index.php

Your Rx Card:
http://www.yourrxcard.com/pharmacylist.php

PS Card:
http://www.pscard.com/

Rx Cut Plus:
http://www.rxcut.com/en/Landing1.aspx

Patient Assistance Programs:
http://www.patientassistance.com/

Walmart Discount Card:
http://www.patientassistance.com/wmt.html

Florida residents only:
http://www.floridadiscountdrugcard.com/

Rxrelief Card:
http://rxreliefcard.com/
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Unread 08-11-2006, 10:52 PM   #3
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I've known about this for about a year now--was VERY surprised to know it exisited--and it really helps for someone like me without any insurance or prescription coverage. The only issue that I've had is finding pharmacies that accept it. I'm in northern California and the only consistent pharmacy I've found is Long's. Sometimes Rite Aid, but they are so overpriced.

It's a great benefit otherwise!
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Unread 08-12-2006, 12:19 AM   #4
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Hi TRNULU, welcome. I wanted to let you know that the rite aide phamacies in my area have started price matching, so just call around, find the cheapest price, let them know and they will verify that price and give it to you along with the discount. Good luck. Deniese
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Unread 08-12-2006, 10:44 PM   #5
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Trunlu,

Try your local Bulk Stores(BJ's, Sams Club, etc.0 they have lower prices, along with Walmart. Some of the smaller mom and pop pharmacies also.
Good luck, hope you get accepted to the program!!

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Unread 08-14-2006, 07:55 PM   #6
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Excellent point Deniese!That is a great way to take advantage of the AAA discount indirectly,say for example if the store does'nt accept AAA.Another cool thing about AAA is that once you get your discount it is automatically discounted for future purchases.Your AAA iformation stays in the system.
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Unread 10-25-2006, 05:06 PM   #7
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I would like to also let everyone know about www.freedrugcard.us <-- If you go to this site and give your name it will generate a drug card that can be printed out for people who dont have insurance! It can be used on any medication including suboxone/subutex! You have to use one of the pharmacys that participates in this program.. some are Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-mart, Target, A&P and more! TODAY I picked up my script of 60 8mg suboxones from Rite-Aid and I used the card... I saved $67.. witch isnt bad. I paid $280 instead of $347. SO anyone who doesnt have insurance may want to check out this web site and print a card up!

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Unread 10-29-2006, 06:10 PM   #8
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This is great I usually fill my suboxone rx at the pain management center where i see my doctor. Now I can save some money!!!!!!!
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Unread 11-06-2006, 09:18 PM   #9
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Tim,

About the freedrugcard website...I printed out the freedrug card and took it to Ekerd's today when I picked up my script and tried to use it and they told me that it wouldn't process for Suboxone. So, no you CANNOT use this drug card to get discounts on your Suboxone prescription. Thanks anyway.
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Unread 11-06-2006, 09:22 PM   #10
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woodchip,
I used it for my script... And it worked fine. I saved $70.... You should have looked into that a little more... Because it tells them to call a help number if it doesnt work right on the print out(it lists like a 1800 or 1877 help number for pharmacys having problems processing)... There is NO restrictions on ANY medication, so you must have been BS'd or they didnt want to take the time to figure it out... It works for me just fine...

So, EVERYONE MAKE SURE... That you hassel them to get the processing right... Because www.freedrugcard.us does work... Ive used it, and still use it. Im sorry this happened to ya woodchip... but try a different pharmacy or have them call the help line....

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Unread 12-02-2006, 05:13 PM   #11
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thanks so much for this info - i used the freedrugcard in a walgreens in massachusetts and paid $3.50 per 2mg pill instead of $5.10 (both of which are totally outrageous!). maybe i'll try the AAA card next time.
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Unread 12-03-2006, 03:18 PM   #12
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I also used the freedrugcard a few weeks ago, at Walgreens in Mich. and saved $80. Thanks for the info.

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Unread 12-03-2006, 03:33 PM   #13
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Suri....

Yeah, no problem. I save about $75 also on a script of 60 8mg subs.

It is defiantly worth it if you pay out of pocket!

www.freedrugcard.us <-- worth it!

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Unread 01-21-2007, 03:10 AM   #14
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Awesome sticky! I started Suboxone a few days ago and used the freedrugcard. I saved $22 on a Rx of 30 2mg tablets. Every bit helps! Plan to check out the other discounts before getting the next script. Thanks and great post!!!
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Unread 02-02-2007, 02:55 AM   #15
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Hello,
I use the "free drug card", everytime it gives me a 15/20% discount and I use it at a brooks pharmacy- It says on the page where its accpeted an any other info,only certian places accept it an once you are able to use it,they keep it in the system as well so you dont need to bring the paper everytime,just print the online pages and try it out.
I think it is a great help...<- THanKs!!!
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Unread 02-19-2007, 12:39 PM   #16
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I used the free drug card two weeks ago at Eckard. The pharmacist spent about ten mins in the corner at a computer and then told me the card saved me 60 CENTS...how can it be so different??? I haven't tried the card at a different pharmacy because in PGH I have found Eckard to be the cheapest but I am wondering if different pharmacies give larger discount with this card? Why does everything have to be so difficult???? Take Care Pattiann
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Unread 02-22-2007, 10:00 PM   #17
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I live in michigan and thankfully I found a pharmacy who will give me the subutex pretty much at cost. There are only two pharmacies that carry the medication here, so my choices are limited. The one was charging me $10 per 8mg tablet, no matter how many I pickedup at a time, now the pharmacy I go to now, they let me get 7 at a time for $6 a piece, is anyone else here paying anything less than that?
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Unread 03-05-2007, 07:58 PM   #18
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I tried the free drug card again at Eckerd's (in Pennsylvania) and told them to call the toll free number if the had any problems and they came back and said that the free drug card was accepted but that I would not get any savings on my Suboxone. I go to see my doctor tomorrow and I'll take the script to Wal-Mart or Rite-Aid this time. From what I've heard from everyone this free drug card should save me a good deal of money considering I get 90 8mg pills a month. Crossing my fingers...
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Unread 03-19-2007, 05:51 PM   #19
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Save money by purchasing your own drug test kit

If your doctor drug tests you, you may be able to save money by purchasing the test kits yourself. Your doc would have to be agreeable. Labs can be expensive and if your physician is willing there are many home test kits available on eBay. Doctors have told me they are pretty accurate and are comfortable using them for this purpose. I don't believe they meet the criteria for court or parole though. here is an example: http://www.drugtestingworld.com/

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Unread 03-30-2007, 04:54 AM   #20
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Wow.cannot tell you how pleased I am that so many of you guys are benefitting from my post!I know hwen I first found out about my AAA card discount I was very surprised.The first thought in my mind was,"hey I wonder if any others buying Sub know about this?"Well,now you do!

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Unread 07-24-2007, 05:57 PM   #21
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Free buprenorphine treatment can sometimes be found when there are studies being conducted near you check : http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/
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Unread 07-25-2007, 03:00 PM   #22
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There is a Pharmacy Locator and Medication Pricing data base on the website http://www.superrxcard.com which I searched for Buprenorphine. I found it available and priced in 2 forms at several participating drugstore in my zipcode.If you enter only the first 2 or 3 #'s of your zip code you will locate many more pharmacies in your area.Prices may vary by pharmacy so you may check several. RiteAid has been good on discount pricing for my medicines. I am paying only $16 now for a prescription that was costing me $49. Discounts are very very good on older generics especially.
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Unread 10-31-2007, 10:35 PM   #23
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The AAA card is backed by Caremark. BCBS is also backed by Caremark. I have used Caremark is price drugs but I usually buy them in person at Kroger because it is convenient, they price march on your statement and I am concerned about probable issues with mailing. The price for three months is less and the price decreases with the amount.

You do not have to join AAA to use Caremark

Costco is probably the best--they have come in below Caremark for me. They accept Caremark.

Other sources: medical universities/teaching hospitals ($1 at UNC, churches, Salvation Army, local charities etc.

I have also seen a program that provides guaranteed coverage for drugs, doctors etc that is not insurance--states about $2/day--had the number but can't find it--will try to catch it the next time it is on a TV ad.

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Unread 11-17-2007, 04:36 PM   #24
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Nancy,

Thank you. I used the freedrug card at Walgreens yesterday and saved $10 on a $50 prescription. So for (7) 8mg Suboxone it was $5.57 each instead of $7.14 each. I also found that Sam's Club's price for (15) 8mg Suboxone is $5.59 each - not including the card which will save you about 25% or so. So, around 20-25% (about $4.50 each)

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Unread 04-23-2008, 03:34 AM   #25
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28ct of Subutex at my local Walgreens was going to be 277.00. I used the freedrugcard.us and it brought the cost down to 187.00. My wife has used the card at www.unarxcard.com for a few years for help on her blood pressure meds and it has saved her approx 60.00 each month on 3 meds. It seems the 2 are affiliated somehow but I was very happy with the savings. In the past she has found that after about a year you will see the card does not work any longer, at that point all you have to do is print a new card and take it in and the savings will continue.

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Unread 08-11-2008, 12:59 PM   #26
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I found another one here. http://www.yourrxcard.com/pharmacylist.php
This one has a couple more pharmacies that the other card did not. Hope this helps
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Unread 11-10-2008, 01:19 AM   #27
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Hi All:

I've used a card called the PS card which helps on all my prescriptions. Go to

http://www.pscard.com/

and the details are there. I have saved at least $0.75 on each Suboxone 8mg tablet through using this card at Walgreen's which was the cheapest in my area next to Target which didn't have them in stock, which has gotten mine down to $4.61 per tablet if you buy the whole script at once. I can't always afford to do that, so even if I buy a weeks worth at at time, I am still paying less. You can even do pharmacy comparison guides on costs.

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Unread 07-08-2009, 03:57 AM   #28
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This is long, but good $$$ saving info!!!!!!!!!!! READ IT!!!
This is everthing I've found out over the years......
First of all, when you are choosing a doctor that prescribes Suboxone go to www.naabt.org click on "I'm a patient." and then go to the bottom and click on "Buprenorphine Doctor Locator." Print the list and call EVERYONE and check avaibility and prices. Initial visit is usually a few hundred and monthly visits average at about $100-$150. Also, ask about other fees like urinalysis. Some charge and some don't. Some requie conseling sessions that you have to go to and pay for as well. Some doctors charge like $1,200 for intake. MOST, are between $150-$350 for inital visit and $100-$150 each visit after that. At least in Maryland and Louisiana that I've called. Some doctors only take insurance, some take cash, and some take both. TRY TO NEGOTIATE PRICE!! Almost EVERYTHING, you can buy in life is negotiable!!! A lot of doctors won't budge on the monthly fee only the initial fee, but you can try. I was switching doctors and was already on suboxone for 1 1/2 years and they wanted $350 for the first visit and I asked if they would do $250 and they said "Okay!" Always, always, always, at least try. Ask if there is a possibility to get refills once you are stable. They legally can prescribe up to 5 refills I believe. Some do, some don't. For those that do, you may only go in every 2-4 months. That saves you a lot of money.
Once you get your presciption, go to www.yellowpages.com and put in "Pharmacy" and your area and print out the list and call EVERYONE!!! Some pharmacies will vary $100 for the same prescription. You CAN buy Suboxone in parts. Some meds you can't, but suboxone you can. You can buy your dose daily if you want. HOWEVER, that WILL NOT save you money. The more you buy at once, the more you save. When you call around ask the pharmacy for a price for 2 or 3 quantites. If you are prescribed 30, ask how many for 15 and how many for 30. Depending on how many you plan to buy at a time phamacies will vary.
There are SEVERAL FREE PRINTABLE PRESCIPTION DISCOUNT CARDS that you can print offline. (freedrugcard.us, unaRxCard, USADrugPlan, RxFreeCard.com, EasyDrugCard, RxSaver, NPS, etc.) Go to www.yahoo.com and search for "free prescription drug card" go through at least the first 3 pages of results and print out everyone. Once you've found the cheapest pharmacy in your area. Take all of these cards in and have them look them all up and see which one saves you the most. Then ask them to keep that one on file for everytime you fill your prescription. Some people have claimed to save up to $100 on one prescription of Suboxone. Every phamacy has different discounts with the card, probably because their prices are different. If they are overpriced to begin with they will probably show a bigger savings because they cost more. I saved $12 on 60 8mgs personally. I have not tried a bunch of places, because where I lived before I did not have a selection. Now, that I am back in Baltimore, MD I will check it out soon.
Finally, the last thing I know about saving money on Suboxone is www.needymeds.com (maybe org?) Each doctor can have up to 2 patients that qualify to get their prescription for free. If they have more than 60 patients they can have 3. They are probably mostly full, but you can get inline at least. You have to make like less than $25,000 a year and have no health insurance and stuff like that. Check it out. Hope this helps. This is all I know. ~Holly
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Unread 11-19-2009, 03:28 PM   #29
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I pay 100% for my meds & I've found that the best deal is at Walmart using my AAA card. I always stay away from the major chain Pharmacies because they seem to be the most expensive.
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Hi everyone!! I just received this "Prescription Savings Card" in my mail from "RxCut Plus" (powered by FreeForAll Incorporated). It provides free access to savings on Prescription Meds, Lab Tests, and Imaging Services. It says you can get savings of up to 75% on prescriptions and up to 70% on lab and imaging services. I have not used it yet...but I have checked out their site. You must print out the discount card from their website to give to your pharmacist. There is... "no enrollment fee...everyone qualifies...no activation...unlimited uses...never expires...works for all FDA approved medications." As soon as you print the card...you can use it immediately. Here is the link to the site and the printable discount card----

http://www.rxcut.com/en/Landing1.aspx

I hope this helps self-payers somewhat!

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There are some others.

www.patientassistance.com will list programs and/or coupons if available:
http://www.patientassistance.com/druglist.html

They also list a walmart card:
http://www.patientassistance.com/wmt.html

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Insurance company reps are not out to find ways to pay claims, their incentive is to deny them. You must be persistent with them. Make copies of everything, record the names of people you speak to, and pursue every available option to get repaid.

One stumbling block I experienced was efforts to categorize ORT as a "behavioral health issue", which was really a ploy to deny payment. I had lots of trouble dealing with methadone, to the extent that the company denied my claim because my meds did not come from their pharmacy. They tried to say their "doctor" had told them that I could obtain my maintenance meds through the mail. This was an obvious lie, and if I had given up, it would have worked.

My current insurer has a "health assistance line" manned by independent contractors who intercede in disputes. I found them to be very helpful.
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I recently found the freedrug card program, it offers a decent discount and is accepted in a lot of places. I used it at Walmart, also can be used at alot of the smaller "mom and pop" type pharmacies in my area. Anyone looking for a discount should def. look into it. I know I used to pay about 300 for 30 8mg pills, when I used this card I only had to pay 183. and change- that was nice !
Every bit helps!
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Smile Florida residents ...

Hi! I'm a "newbie" and wanted to share a little info that has helped me save a bunch of money! With this particular discount card I paid $6.73 per 8 mg Suboxone on a script of 14 ... They actually have a link to check out drug pricing, also ... Hope this helps! It saved me about $55 on a script of 30 Suboxone at 8mg each.

The Florida Discount Drug Card Program is designed to lower the cost of prescriptions for all Florida residents.. As long as you are a Florida resident, you qualify. For more information regarding the Florida Discount Drug Card, please call 1-866-341-8894 (TTY Users may call 1-866-763-9630) or e-mail info@FloridaDiscountDrugCard.com

Florida residents may sign up conveniently online by visiting www.FloridaDiscountDrugCard.com or by telephone at 1-866-341-8894 (TTY Users may call 1-866-763-9630).

Fortunately I was approved for the Reckitt Benckiser Prescription Assitance Program! Now I also receive my Suboxone for free ... 30 days worth is shipped to my Doc every 25 days for 1 year! This is fantastic! Now I'm saving bunches and bunches of money ... (I'm prescribed 16mg/day). Be sure to check it out ... www.NeedyMeds.com (I've used this site for years for various other meds, also! Or www.PatientAssitance.com. I called ONE day after I faxed the paperwork to confirm they received my fax and was advised immediately of my approval! Woo! Hoo!

Wish me luck, say a prayer ... or 2 or 3 ... I need all the help I can get! I've been clean for 22 days today. I also follow up with the www.HereToHelpProgram.com !

May your day be filled with smiles! ...
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Some pharmacies that were previously unable to obtain the generic meds; find out later that they can I know that I asked about it six weeks ago in the pharmacy I use; and was told that they didn't stock it and were unable to obtain it Last week when I was in; they again looked it up in their computer and discovered it was available

I'm not familiar with whatever system(s) a pharmacy uses to manage inventory; but (at least the ones I use) seem to obtain availability and pricing from a network So it pays to be persistent and to keep checking!
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I have been using the Freedrugcard from http://freedrugcard.us/ for medications other than Sub. My insurance company won't cover the medication so I went to Walgreens and said I didn't have an insurance plan and presented the Freedrugcard. Instead of paying $ 59 for 30 generic ambien tablets they charged me just $ 9.09. This worked for a few times, but the last time I got a refill, they said that the discount "didn't save" me anything this time so I had to pay $59. I emailed Freedrugcard.us to ask what was up but haven't heard from them yet.

Does anyone know how these work? Do they expire? If they do, can I just make a new card and get a new number and it'll work? How are these discounts funded?

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HOW DO YOU FIND A DOCTOR IN LOUISANA!!! If a doctor can write refills? and of course proof, (evidence) because these doctors lie to you!!! My problem is I can't pay the doctor visit fee!!! all the doctors I've called want money, I get it, but what has happened to helping someone that's willing to get off the lortabs they have gotten hooked on??? Shoot it was cheaper for me to be hooked!!! AND I WILL NOT GO BACK TO THAT DARK PLACE AGAIN!!! I started this by charging the visit, because I wanted off the cycle I was in (I'm in my 3rd month on suboxone) and can charge the visit one more time, and all this charging will take years for me to pay off, on the fixed income I'm on. I will do it, and don't mind because being on the suboxone has change my life of the good. I'm at a point that I see by doctor tomorrow and have to tell her to explain how to taper off, because I can't afford her visits. I read on one of the post here about refills, I asked last month, she said the law keeps her from writting refils? You have to come in every 30 days. I'm in Louisiana, is this true? Took 2 months to do but I asked my GP (he's on the list of doctors that perscribe suboxone, found that out after my 1st month on sub/tabs) I don't like this guy but I asked, he would not do it, said I have to pay the $250. he wants, no wiggle room. He gave me a bunch of reasons why he could not do it for me. I found out after that all the things he said were lies! I am soooo frustrated and disapointed it's not even funny!!! What is the truth!!! I swear soon as I get myself together I'm going to do whatever it takes to find all the answers for people like me to find the help they need to get off opiates!!! The lies and misinformation I have been given in the last 3 mos. is amazing. I have found more info from this site and here to help then from the doctors that are suppose to help!!! Does anyone have some answers for paying the doctor visits???
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Unread 09-14-2011, 01:23 PM   #38
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Hi alita53, I am so sorry that you're getting such incredible misinformation from your doctors. Suboxone is a Schedule III medication which means that a doctor can write for 5 refills on a prescription. This is from the DEA website:
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pu...rm_content.htm
"Refills
Schedules III and IV controlled substances may be refilled if authorized on the prescription. However, the prescription may only be refilled up to five times within six months after the date of issue. After five refills or after six months, whichever occurs first, a new prescription is required."

When you go tomorrow, please explain to your doctor the financial difficulty you are having with the appointments and if it would be possible to see her less often. Also, have you looked into submitting the bills for the doctor visits directly to your insurance company for reimbursement? You can check the insurer's website to see if the forms are on there, or call them and request they be sent to you.

This link has a list of each state's drug and alcohol division:
http://www.alcoholanswers.org/resour...ohol-links.cfm
Check your state to see what type of help is out there. Also check with your city/town/county. If you're a member of a church, some people got help from them.
You can try dialing 211 - most states have that as an info line.

I hope your doctor is willing to work with you tomorrow. If you need to, print out that page from the DEA to show her that she can write up to 5 refills.

I hope this is helpful.

Nancy
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Thank you for the advice about the freedrugcard. I printed it out and will use it for my next prescription.
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You are very welcome to all have said "Thank you". You cant imagine how good it makes me feel that folks ars still benefitting from this after so many years!!
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Hi easc!! How great to 'see' you stop in! This thread has definitely helped a TON of people, thank YOU for starting it so long ago, I can't tell you how many times I've put the link to it in other posts.

I hope you are well!

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can you use these cards like one per prescription or more than one at a time?
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Hi lilithsadvocate, I'm not sure, but I know a couple of people printed a bunch of them out and had the pharmacist figure out which was the best one/s. That might be something to try.

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where at in La do you live alita53?
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Hi everyone, I want to share a couple more cards. The first one is free & you can check prices right from there website. I payed $96 for 24 8mg generic Subutex's at Walgreens but it would have been $65 if I had gone to Vons. http://rxbattle.com

This next one costs $5 a month but it's worth it! It doesn't save much on the Subutex but I get excellent discounts on my other medications. & this site has a drug price search too. http://www.rxdrugcard.com/DrugPriceLookup4.aspx
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To start off, here is a link to a page that will give you all the information you need for this program, including a calculator that will allow you to see if your income falls within the programs guidelines:

http://www.needymeds.org/drug_list.t...oxone&coupon=1

Here is the deal, if you don't know. Every doctor that is permitted to prescribe suboxone is allowed to have 3 patients on this program. This is most beneficial for cash paying customers, considering it will cover your medication costs 100% for a year.

It was a fairly straightforward process. I printed out an application and filled out my section and my doctor fill out his section. Part of my section included submitting a copy of my tax returns from last year as proof of income. They did not want a copy of my paycheck or most recent unemployment check. They wanted to see a copy of my tax returns from last year. My doctor then faxed the application to the number on the link I posted above (888-407-9788)

I then started calling once a week to check on the status of my application. After about 2 weeks they told me I was 'pre-approved' and my application had been sent on to the next stage of the process.

I continued calling once a week. About 3 weeks later when I called, my application had been approved. It just so happened that I just saw my dr. that day and had a prescription I needed to fill. The guy on the phone gave me all the insurance numbers off my card that was going to be sent to me in the mail.

I was able to get my prescription filled at no cost with just those numbers. A week or so later, I received an insurance type card in the mail that I can use to get my script filled for free for the next 12 months.

All of the discount prescription cards I found on the net gave me very similar rebates. I think the best I got was around 15% off the total cash price. Of course the best one is the $0 Copay card that can be printed directly from suboxone.com. The only drawback with that card is it can only be used once/month, and you have to get at least 14 films at a time in order to get the discount. All of the other discount cards can be used regardless of the amount of films you get.

There were days when I would just get 2 films and I could use one of the discount cards.

Which is another thing to take into consideration before taking a script to a pharmacy. Make sure the pharmacy will allow you to get partials on your script. One of the Wal-marts near me will not let you do that. My friend found out the hard way when he dropped his script off one month and went back to only get like 5 of them. They told him he could not do that and that he had to come back with over $900 to get his full script.
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These discount cards do slightly save you some money. But if you have no money, you will not find these helpful. The problem is, most addicts hustle to get money to pay for drugs. How are we supposed to stop that life and then still be able to pay our new deal--the drug companies. They charge just as much, if not more. The system is designed to make it so you are still broke and trying to hustle to make ends meet.
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manohealing, Sorry to hear of your struggles regarding the cost of the medication. Pause,,,,suboxone treatment with a dr is priceless so keep looking for answers. You say you take 16mg and I would go along with the earlier suggestion that you seriously consider decreasing the dose. I think you will be quite surprised to find that you do not need such a high dose, and that will save you lots of money.

Being in treatment with a physician will allow you to treat your disease and conquer it. I hope you can find a way and also work hard to convince yourself that you cannot afford NOT to continue with treatment.

Hope you are able to find some solutions. It may not be real easy, but it will be so worth it! Please keep trying!

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manohealing, Sorry to hear of your struggles regarding the cost of the medication. Pause,,,,suboxone treatment with a dr is priceless so keep looking for answers. You say you take 16mg and I would go along with the earlier suggestion that you seriously consider decreasing the dose. I think you will be quite surprised to find that you do not need such a high dose, and that will save you lots of money.

Being in treatment with a physician will allow you to treat your disease and conquer it. I hope you can find a way and also work hard to convince yourself that you cannot afford NOT to continue with treatment.

Hope you are able to find some solutions. It may not be real easy, but it will be so worth it! Please keep trying!

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You are right. I am trying to see if it is possible to give me something less. This doctor is pretty stuck in his ways, which makes it real hard to find a affordable medium. Thank you.
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