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Hi all! My Dad's insurance has very little to no perscription drug coverage. He is in the hospital and may be released soon but has to continue taking the low wieght heparin by injection at home (for large blood clot in thigh/groin area). Doc is prescribing ARIXTRA 10mg sq. Cost is about $110 per day. The case manager has worked out that he could go to the Docs office every day to recieve the shot and the insurance will pay - on the weekends he would have to go to the hospital to recieve the covered shot. He dosen't understand why it isn't treated like Chemo etc. and why they would make him go to the Doc every day to have it covered (very depressed) Looking for any leads for getting the presription filled at good price so that on the weekends he could do the injections himself at home. (Pain really too great for easy daily travel) Anyone know how to contact the drug companies or a website for good prices or Canada sites etc. Dad is 63 - too young for medicare scrips. Has minimal SS income but some income from investments.

Thanks so much - I feel like all I do is ask for help and have had very little to offer to you all so far -- hope to be able to share back. Thanks.


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Been Busy But this might help I think?

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Most pharmaceutical patient assistance programs for medications are strictly

for uninsured patients, so you would not be able to get assistance through

those. You will need to appeal for coverage through your insurance company.

OR try THis maybe

Web Results 1 - 10 of about 41. Search took 0.15 seconds.

ARIXTRA - PE & DVT Prevention

Official US site of ARIXTRA - the first in a new class of anticoagulants that offers convenient 24-hour treatment for both pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep ...

http://www.arixtra.com/ - 19k - Cached - Similar pages

Reimbursement Services Program

1-866-ARIXTRA (274-9872), option 5. or visit the web site at www.ARIXTRA.com. FAX: 1-866-487-8596. Monday-Friday, 9AM-6PM EST ...


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Brenda - Sorry I have no advice. In the beginning and in the time of need there are thousands of questions and only a few answers in time things will get better. We are here to answer your questions, listen to complaints, and pray for one another. Take care and good luck to your father.

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