Cost of Sutent

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Cost of Sutent

by Blantyre on Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:00 AM

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What is the cost of the drug sutent?

Cost of Sutent

by Cynthiac on Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:00 AM

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We were told the overall cost for 30 days for 50 mg was almost $7000. My mom has medicare which refused to pay based on the fact that it's a "New" drug, but her supplemental insurance through AARP paid for roughly half. The worst part is that the pills can't be cut in half, and often the dosage is too strong. Ask for 25mg pills and if the recommended dosage is 50 take two, rather than having to get another RX if it has to be adjusted.

Cost of Sutent

by Spring on Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:00 AM

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I'm in my 7th cycle of Sutent and I'm enrolled in AARP Medicare Complete Plan D. I've been in the catistrophic portion of the plan which means I pay 5% of the cost. It's important that you find a pharmacy with the cheapest OTC cost. I went to Walmart and my cost for 37.5mg of Sutent is $235 for a 28 day supply. I hope this message is helpful, God bless

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by Praz2him on Wed May 02, 2007 12:00 AM

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I have been taking Sutent since May 2006. Up till now I have been paying $25.00. I am a retired Teamster and had great insurance. But the company closed their doors and I was told my insurance was canceled.Even though I had been paying $400.00 a month out of my own pocket.I switched over to my wifes insurance and thought everything was fine. Now her insurance tells me I have to pay 50% or roughly $2500 for my Sutent. I'm trying to get medicare part "d" but they are telling me I have to drop the other insurance.Should I join AARP also? I am really confused.My lungs have started to show an improvement and now this happens. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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by onlychild1959 on Tue Mar 30, 2010 06:07 PM

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My mother has just started sutent for pancaric cancer. Her doctor contacted pfizer and GOD bless them,she is going to get her sutent at no cost. Please talk to your doctor and ask them to file a form fo the medication,if you qualify you may also get your sutent for no cost. Good luck and GOD bless you and your families.....

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by lobby on Mon Apr 05, 2010 07:48 AM

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On Mar 30, 2010 6:07 PM onlychild1959 wrote:

My mother has just started sutent for pancaric cancer. Her doctor contacted pfizer and GOD bless them,she is going to get her sutent at no cost. Please talk to your doctor and ask them to file a form fo the medication,if you qualify you may also get your sutent for no cost. Good luck and GOD bless you and your families.....

i am on 50 ml of sutent and i pay $32 .00 give or take  in australia .before that i was on a trial for it.i dont understand the us health system at all could some please explain it to me.

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by JamesSReed on Sun Jul 27, 2014 01:18 PM

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Someone has to pay the cost of developing these drugs and 32$ doesn't cover it.

You have PBS in Australia  so the government is paying the rest of the 7,000 price. So I guess the taxpayers pay it really. They probably get a bulk rate so maybe they don't pay all of 7000.

We have private insurance, and government programs here too, medicare, medicaid, I'me not sure why we have as many as we do, it's probably a scheme to make the government as bloated, wasteful and  as possible, while making it impossible to point the blame in one direction.

http://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/product.asp?id=61912&pname=Sutent+50mg+Capsules+28+

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by dezigner1 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 08:12 PM

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When my husband was on Sutent in 2012, it was over $9000 USD for 39 days of 50mg. Ee could never have afforded this even with our private insurance coverage. Pfizer has a patient assistance program that was a Godsend! You do not have to be at poverty level to qualify. We paid only $100 per month. Here is the google search link about the program, forms, etc. Your doctor will have to sign off on the paperwork to submit it. I think it took a couple weeks for approval. http://www.google.com/?hl=en#hl=en&q=pfizer+patient+assistance

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by dezigner1 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 08:12 PM

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That should read $9000 for 30 days

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by bobettev on Mon Sep 22, 2014 03:31 AM

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Husband just started his meds last week..

Our insurance company told for 28 day supply 50 mg..$12,800

thankfully that was their price not ours..

Would like to know how Pfizer comes up with the price..

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