Aug 21, 2011 - 10:03 pm
My insurance company formulary does not offer coverage for Xeloda, which is what I was told on Thursday I will have to switch to for startup chemo due to the 5FU shortage. How much will I have to pay for the 21-day dose of Xeloda per month in the U.S.?
I have heard that the manufacturer, Roche, has a financial assistance plan I can apply for but I have to buy my first prescription this week and was unprepared for this unexpected expense since my 5FU chemo would have been paid for at 100 percent due to maxing my out of pocket with liver resection surgery in June.
Has anyone had to buy their Xeloda out of pocket the last couple of weeks that could give me a clue of its current retail cost?