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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Buying prescriptions

Help buying prescriptions

So, last week I blogged about going up to the pharmacy counter, and without saying anything more than 'good morning!', the pharmacy tech turns around and pulls out my asthma medicine.

So, good or bad, they know us.

But, how do you pay for all of those prescriptions? We have 4 out of 5 of us with asthma, 5 of 5 with allergies. That adds up. Especially when Son #2 has his Xolair injection every month to help control his severe asthma. It used to cost $1000 a month, with a $100 copay. I'm not sure how much it costs now, but our copay is now $150. Add that to all the other asthma and allergy medicines, and it adds up fast. And we wonder where all our money goes?!

There is help available for prescriptions, this link is from our state health department. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, they can help you by county.
http://www.health.utah.gov/asthma/basics/medications.html

Here is a link to a national foundation that helps people with their prescriptions. It's called Needymeds, and it changes daily.
http://www.needymeds.org/resourcepages/asthma_allergies.shtml

So, check out some of those resources. If your kids are picky like mine, you know-they like me to bring home food from the grocery store and not spend all our money at the pharmacy.....they're kind of funny that way, they like regular meals. So, if you need to stretch your budget so you can feed kids, pay bills, etc, check out the resources.

If you know of any others, let me know!

Good luck!

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