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What are some ways to afford the necessary medications for rheumatoid arthritis?

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You may want to look into these resources:

  • Patient assistance plans -- Most, if not all, companies that make biologics offer plans to help people who can't afford them.
  • Some states offer programs to help older and disabled citizens without drug coverage.
  • Private foundations.
  • Pharmacy discount programs.

SOURCES:

Welch, B. , December 2008. American Family Physician

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

Arthritis Today : "Drug Guide: Biologics."

Kaiser Health News: "Checking In With Patricia Danzon on the Hot Topic Of 'Biologics.'"

David I. Weiss, MD, rheumatologist, Arthritis Associates, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Medicare.gov: "5 Ways to Lower Your Costs During the Coverage Gap" and "Help with Medical and Drug Costs."

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Welch, B. , December 2008. American Family Physician

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

Arthritis Today : "Drug Guide: Biologics."

Kaiser Health News: "Checking In With Patricia Danzon on the Hot Topic Of 'Biologics.'"

David I. Weiss, MD, rheumatologist, Arthritis Associates, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Medicare.gov: "5 Ways to Lower Your Costs During the Coverage Gap" and "Help with Medical and Drug Costs."

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 10, 2017

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