Friday, February 23, 2018
What you are looking at is $14,000 which is the cost of one bag of darzalex. Imagine if a myeloma patient couldn't get insurance because they were denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition or if their out of pocket cost was some huge number. This is one reason why the Affordable Care Act is so important. When I stopped working, I was allowed to keep my insurance provided I pay the entire premium. Not cheap, but definitely worth it. Fortunately I am getting premium assistance from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and co-pay assistance from Janssen Oncology, the maker of darzalex, has a co-pay assistance program. Thank you LLS and Janssen.
Tomorrow, May 14, is the LLS virtual Big Climb. The LLS is an important organization for all blood cancer patients and their caregivers. I&...