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Old 09-13-2007, 04:08 PM
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My husband has had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma since 1995, he has been in remission two times. It came back in 2002 and he went into remission again. They gave him 2 years to live. 3 years ago the doctor started him on Thalomid, he is now in remission five years(2 years the doctor gave him and 3 years on Thalomid). We are centain Thalomid has kept him in remission. He has had very little side effects.<br>Our problem now is his insurance refuses to pay or help pay (Medicare D) because they do not consider it a cancer drug even though FDA May 2006 approved it for blood cancers. The insurance company approved it for cancer the first year, but we are now in the 2nd year of Medicare D and they refuse to authorize use of it for cancer treatment. A prescription for 28 pills February of 2007 was $2,249.00 The next prescription will be 150.00- 200.00 more. September of 2004 it was $389.00 <br>I'm not sure what we are to do, we thought Medicare D was our answer, we are paying for something that really is of now use to us.
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