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Author Topic: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?  (Read 39344 times)

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Offline metekrop

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How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« on: February 23, 2010, 07:37:45 AM »
 ???

The cost of Atripla I am taking costs $2200 for one month.  I pay $50 out of this amount and the remaining is covered by my Insurance.  This is too expensive to cover.  But I saw in my computer this cost is like $240 from Canadian pharmacy.  I got there number and call why it is this much cheaper from what I am paying in US.   The person who picks up the phone told me that it is a Generic Artipla which we are selling in cheapest price.  When I ask again the fact that the medicine is generic means should it be this much cheaper?  She answered me that of course the ingredients of these two brands of tablet are the same except some are not present in the generic brand.  And she add up that I can check with my doctor.  So, do you guys know that this is true?  If in case, I lose my work who pays me for my insurance to pay for Atripla, can I resort to this company to get my Atripla?  Do these two brands of medicine fulfill the same purpose equally?  If not how are they different? And which one of these is good ??? ???


Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 07:44:17 AM »
Hi Metekop,

Welcome to AIDSmeds. From reading your post I gather you are HIV positive. If you are, you've posted this in the wrong forum.

Am I Infected? is for people who are seeking information about HIV transmission and testing. If you are HIV positive then you should repost this in our  Living With HIV forum.

Click the purple link I've posted above to go to that forum.

Cheers,

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 07:47:47 AM »
Thank you matty

MK
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 07:50:07 AM »
Not at all.

It seems one of our Goderators has moved your thread to the Treatments and Side Effects forum.

MtD

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 08:52:54 AM »
You can buy generic drugs that replicate Atripla - they are made in India.  You can search this forum to read more threads about that.

For the time being you have your branded drugs and they cost less than generic drugs, to you.
Also, figure out a way, if possible, to start building a little reserve - maybe filling prescriptions as soon as they let you if this leads to extra pills. Seems like you might be nervous about losing access to medicine and lord knows we all fear that (if we are taking medicine).  A reserve is always important in a tight transition period.  Many countries have public assistance to help citizens have access to HAART.  That is not to say it always goes smoothly without interruption. 
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 09:03:33 AM »
Mine runs $1,825 a month w/ insurance paying $1,801 (my co-pay is $20) -- of course, I 'm sure the actual cost to the insurance company is a little lower as they negotiate a rate.  I work for a public hospital system and know some of the inner workings and they typically negotiate a rate that is 35% below "retail" charge.  I would have to hope that if I every lost my insurance thru work (i.e. layoff, termination, etc) that I would be able to get on ADAP here.  I also have my VA benefits to fall back on - but both would involve some paperwork and time to get into.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 10:46:55 AM »
As Mecch mentioned, you can find more information on generic Atripla by searching here. The medication is called "Viraday" and there have been several threads about it. Basically, it is produced by a reputable company in India (Cipla) and there are people who do take it and are doing well. It is basically the same ingredients as Atripla.

There are probably other options for accessing meds if you lose your insurance, such as ADAP. But many states' ADAPs are not doing well and have waiting lists etc so I think it is good peace of mind to know that in a pinch it would be an option to order Viraday online since it is so much cheaper than Atripla.

If you did lose your job and insurance you should make every effort to keep it through COBRA (which I believe is currently still subsidized for those who lose their jobs). It's important, given or F***** up health care system in the US, that there not be any interruption in coverage.

I think if you search "Viraday" and also "generic Atripla" you'll find lots of good information, including posts from people who have ordered it and tried it.

For your current co-pay, there's also an Atripla co-pay assistance program that covers co-pays "greater than $50." according to the link below. I would contact them and see if that includes $50. or if they mean, literally "greater than" $50.  It could save you your current co-pay, which wouldn't be too shabby.

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http://www.natap.org/2009/newsUpdates/042709_01.htm
« Last Edit: February 23, 2010, 10:50:25 AM by Inchlingblue »

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010, 12:28:22 PM »
Phildinflaudy,

How much time do you think one need to get into the process of ADAP, on the average?  I need this info if in case I have to go through.  One month, two or three or more.  You may also need some money to buy your med on your own while you are in the process as I think time interruption would have a negative effect on the workings of the med to your body.  Doctors say that one should not stop taking the med even for a very short period of time.

Thanks,
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 12:35:10 PM »
Well, every state is different and probably every area of each state.  Our ADAP is through the Health Department (which is run by both the County and the State).  When my Case Manager referred me initially (before I got reemployed and got insurance through my job) the wait to get an appointment with them was about 4 weeks.  I am not sure what would have happened after the appointment in regards to then getting my script filled (whether it would have been immediate access or whether there would have been a lag in order to verify info provided in financial assessment/intake appointment).  I know that when they heard that my levels were fairly high (473) they said that it wasn't an emergency case, so I'm figuring that if it was an emergency case (however, that might be defined) my appointment date would have been moved up.  Hope this helps.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010, 12:44:09 PM »
Phildinflaudy,

How much time do you think one need to get into the process of ADAP, on the average?  I need this info if in case I have to go through.  One month, two or three or more.  You may also need some money to buy your med on your own while you are in the process as I think time interruption would have a negative effect on the workings of the med to your body.  Doctors say that one should not stop taking the med even for a very short period of time.

Thanks,

I know that some states ADAPs (such as AZ) offer a one month "emergency" supply while the application process is happening but after that one month they will not supply it if the application is still pending. Some states ADAPs also require that the applicant first apply for the state's Medicaid to make sure they are not eligible for that first, before even being considered for ADAP (they want to make sure they are the last resort).

As far as not skipping doses, you're right, that's important. That's why I have tried to build up an emergency supply by renewing my Rx as early as possible every month. When I first started meds my numbers were still fine so I filled the first Rx and did not take it for a whole month so I would have that as extra if I ever run  into trouble.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 01:11:02 PM »
Wow - that was a good idea about filling the first script but holding out on it for a minute to have that emergency back up -- why didn't i think of that (LOL).  Now, that I've started taking it I can't really build up that reserve.  I think I am going to switch over to mail order through my insurance company - since it is an eligible drug and get a 3-month supply all at once (that also lowers my co-pay slightly).
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2010, 01:17:50 PM »
. When I first started meds my numbers were still fine so I filled the first Rx and did not take it for a whole month so I would have that as extra if I ever run  into trouble.

Yes, that is a great Idea! Of course too late for me. I need to do a better job at building up an emergency supply. After a year or so on meds I only have a 10 day reserve.

-Will
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2010, 01:23:27 PM »
I'm thinking (which BTW is a dangerous thing) that once I see how my second set of labs are doing on March 1 since being on the Atripla -- I can maybe take 1 day off a week to hoard that pill and build up an emergency supply --- thoughts?    :)
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2010, 02:37:54 PM »
Wow - that was a good idea about filling the first script but holding out on it for a minute to have that emergency back up -- why didn't i think of that (LOL).  Now, that I've started taking it I can't really build up that reserve.  I think I am going to switch over to mail order through my insurance company - since it is an eligible drug and get a 3-month supply all at once (that also lowers my co-pay slightly).

Whether it's monthly or 3-month supply most insurers let you fill it earlier than the actual deadline. I know Bocker has mentioned he does this with his 3-month supply. If you are able to do it enough times before you know it, you have extra. I would ask them when is the earliest that a Rx will go through.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2010, 03:12:32 PM »
Here in spain it is free on the national health system but on the bottle is says 750 euros pvp reccomended price approximately thats for 1 months supply of atripla 30 pills im not sure but i think that is around 600 usd.
What strikes me as strange is that with the meds costing that much there is zero security at the hospital. I just go in a small office with no appointment on a quiet corridor on the second floor and theres a nuse sat behind the desk with about at least 500 bottles of various meds on the shelves behind her . I close the door give her my presciption and she puts me a couple of bottles in a sealed brown envelope and of i go .
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2010, 03:54:14 PM »
I'm thinking (which BTW is a dangerous thing) that once I see how my second set of labs are doing on March 1 since being on the Atripla -- I can maybe take 1 day off a week to hoard that pill and build up an emergency supply --- thoughts?    :)


This would be translating a future risk of not being able to be adherent into actual current nonadherence.    Maybe it would be better to investigate whether you can reorder early first to try to mitigate the future risks and deal with any actual future supply problems if they really happen (and you are still alive and on ATRIPLA)

Simply put, Don't borrow trouble.
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2010, 04:15:59 PM »
build up an emergency supply --- thoughts?
if leatherman hadn't been hoarding a few pills here and there (though better than 97% adherent, he never takes meds on important days, like going to the amusement park ;D, so he doesn't run the risk of puking that day ::)), then leatherman would have gone 2, if not 3 months, with NO meds at all when he moved from OH to SC and had an troublesome time getting the social services of those states to switch over. (there's more about this sort of topic in the Living in America - how do you cope? thread)

Simply put, Don't borrow trouble.
who borrows trouble? LOL It just comes my way without asking :D
I just followed the old boy scout motto of "be prepared". My hoarding was simply good planning.  ;)
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2010, 04:17:09 PM »
Thanks for the feedback -- I think I am going to go the route of seeing about getting the supply early and the mail order.  Down here the biggest concern (in addition to ever losing insurance coverage of course) is the hurricanes.  When we got hit by Wilma a few years back some of the stores/pharmacies didn't open for 4 or 5 days.  With hurricane season again approaching (and we haven't had a major hurricane since Wilma) it is a good idea to make sure that I have enough of an emergency stash of the good stuff (aka Atripla) on hand  8)
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2010, 04:25:14 PM »
BTW Leatherman and everyone else who contributed to the Living In America: How Do You Cope thread - that was a great thread to read -- if I can play "Roger Ebert" on thread development, it was a "Thumbs Up."  It should be part of Thread Building and Responding 101 --- (didn't mean to go off topic here, but it really was very enlightening and educational to read while fulfilling the purpose of this site). 

Back onto topic -- now you have me thinking about taking a mixed approach -- doing the advance refill / mail order and maybe a 2 pill a month stash -- depending on lab numbers, of course.   ;D
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2010, 04:55:37 PM »
I'm thinking (which BTW is a dangerous thing) that once I see how my second set of labs are doing on March 1 since being on the Atripla -- I can maybe take 1 day off a week to hoard that pill and build up an emergency supply --- thoughts?    :)


The FOTO study ("Five On, Two Off") found that some people were able to take Atripla five days on and two days off.  I would only try it after being undetectable for at least 6 months, maybe for one full year and with >500 CD4s. I'm not on Atripla but if I were I'd consider it since it means not only less cost but also less toxicity.

LINKS:

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/2008icr/hiv9/docs/111808_a.html

http://www.natap.org/2009/IAS/IAS_63.htm

As far as co-pays you can check if you might be able to take advantage of the Atripla co-pay assistance program.

LINKS:

http://www.natap.org/2009/newsUpdates/042709_01.htm

https://www.atripla.com/pdfs/Atripla_PAP_Application.pdf
« Last Edit: February 23, 2010, 09:25:16 PM by Inchlingblue »

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2010, 04:58:21 PM »
Phildinflaudy,

How much time do you think one need to get into the process of ADAP, on the average?  I need this info if in case I have to go through.  One month, two or three or more.  You may also need some money to buy your med on your own while you are in the process as I think time interruption would have a negative effect on the workings of the med to your body.  Doctors say that one should not stop taking the med even for a very short period of time.

Thanks,

When I went on ADAP in New York you didn't even need to go through a case manager.  I just downloaded the form on the internet, filled it out, and faxed it to the Dept of Health in Albany.  I recall it getting processed pretty fast.  Of course, if one procrastinate until the last minute then you're playing with fire.

When I moved to Pennsylvania it would have been processed quickly but the case manager coordinating it had a very extreme family emergency (husband was killed by a city bus rolling over him) and my paperwork got lost somewhere in her office.  They instantly pushed through a "emergency form" for me though and expedited everything.

The bottom line though for anyone is that if you think you might be on the verge of a layoff get your ducks in row -- get the ADAP application and have it filed out, and know the process in your individual state because it can vary.  It's in most people's interest to at least sit down with a case manager so that you have someone to contact if that happens.
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2010, 05:38:28 PM »
I hate to have to add this, but there are some states with waiting lists for ADAP. Before placing too much faith in ADAP, you had better check out whether it is available.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2010, 05:48:57 PM »
I hate to have to add this, but there are some states with waiting lists for ADAP. Before placing too much faith in ADAP, you had better check out whether it is available.

HUGS,

Mark


I'm hoping that, as more evidence mounts that "Test and Treat" works in containing the spread of HIV, there will be universal access to HIV meds without having to jump through hoops and over hurdles.

In the meantime, below is a link with the latest updates on ADAP waiting lists or ADAPs with cost-containment measures:

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparetable.jsp?ind=552&cat=11

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2010, 06:45:59 PM »
Some of the current HAART drugs are gonna go off patent pretty soon won't they?  That should reduce the cost of treatment pretty dramatically.  6 more years for atripla unfortunately.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2010, 07:16:01 PM »
My Atripla costs my insurance $1,506 and I pay a $20 co-pay!
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Started Kaletra and Combivir
2/26/03  CD4=1080   VL=218,333
3/3/03    CD4=1072   VL=546,010
4/10/03  CD4=1886   VL=1901
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2010, 09:23:30 PM »
I get Atripla for free.
But in Canada (BC), the bottle says $1173 (~ $1115 USD) for a 30 day supply.


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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2010, 09:32:27 PM »
Dayummmm -- at $1800 for 30 walgreens is really taking it to my insurance company --- maybe I should switch pharmacies   --- Nawwwww   ::)
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10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2010, 09:50:55 PM »
You should have seen my total drug bills the couple of years I had to take Fuzeon.  I get 12 prescriptions filled monthly.  If I had to pay co-pays I'd need a Wall Street job and I'd still live in a shack.
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2010, 12:21:06 AM »
A lot of private insurors are passing along the costs of these meds to the users, namely the patient.

Many must pay a percentage of the total cost. That forces some people to pay between $400 and $500 a month in copays for Atripla.

My Isentress is billed the same way. My copay for Isentress is $186 a month, which is not as bad as Atripla, but still takes a nice chunk out of my income.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2010, 12:29:09 AM »
Some of the current HAART drugs are gonna go off patent pretty soon won't they?  That should reduce the cost of treatment pretty dramatically.  6 more years for atripla unfortunately.

Atripla's patent is not due to expire until much later than that. 2021 in the US and 2018 in the EU to be exact.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Gilead_Sciences#Major_Products
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2010, 12:33:47 AM »
What crack was I smokin' I was under the impression that a patent was only for 10 years on drugs?  That's 15.  Well balls.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2010, 12:35:40 AM »

My Isentress is billed the same way. My copay for Isentress is $186 a month, which is not as bad as Atripla, but still takes a nice chunk out of my income.

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If you have private insurance and your out-of-pocket cost for ISENTRESS is over $30, (patients are responsible for paying the first $30 out-of-pocket cost) you may be eligible to receive a savings coupon for ISENTRESS. The coupon provides savings towards your out-of-pocket cost over $30 up to a maximum of $400 per prescription (regardless of the number of tablets supplied on the prescription) of ISENTRESS.

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http://www.isentress.com/raltegravir/isentress/consumer/savings/index.jsp?WT.svl=2I

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2010, 12:38:47 AM »
What crack was I smokin' I was under the impression that a patent was only for 10 years on drugs?  That's 15.  Well balls.

Yup.  Let's see... 12 moths X 11 years X $1800 (and we know that the price will go up as time goes by) = $237,600.  Guess I gotta keep my job and health insurance or win the lotto (or move to India where the total expenses will be significantly reduced).
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2010, 12:51:31 AM »
If you have private insurance and your out-of-pocket cost for ISENTRESS is over $30, (patients are responsible for paying the first $30 out-of-pocket cost) you may be eligible to receive a savings coupon for ISENTRESS. The coupon provides savings towards your out-of-pocket cost over $30 up to a maximum of $400 per prescription (regardless of the number of tablets supplied on the prescription) of ISENTRESS.

LINK:

http://www.isentress.com/raltegravir/isentress/consumer/savings/index.jsp?WT.svl=2I

Thanks, I printed out the savings coupon and will see how it goes.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2010, 08:05:21 AM »
You guys are much worried about your having of Atripla in timely and consistently manner.  Yea it is worrisome,  because too much expense is involved.  Do you think the Obama's health care plan would do a lot in having this med available to us freely and hence we need to support the Obama?  ;D
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2010, 09:55:01 AM »
You guys are much worried about your having of Atripla in timely and consistently manner.  Yea it is worrisome,  because too much expense is involved.
it's much more worrisome to adhere to your meds than the money issue though. IF you do not strictly adhere to taking HIV meds daily, the amount of med in your body can get so low the virus can mutate against the med. The med is then no longer effective and you will have to change to another med. In the past when there were fewer meds, that meant there might not be any med you could switch to and untreated HIV is not good at all. Even though there are more meds available today, if your virus mutates in a certain way because you are non-adherent, whole classes of drugs may become noneffective.

It's a very dangerous game to NOT take your meds in a timely and consistent manner - and that has nothing to do with the money end of the issue. ;)

As to changing American health care, I doubt anyone in their right mind would say that the current system is not flawed; therefore some sort of "fix" must be done, regardless of how much the Republican party says no.
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2010, 02:39:29 PM »
Surely the patents on the three drugs in Atripla will expire faster than the patent for Atripla itself.  Besides the reduced copays, I don't see the grand advantage of Atripla's one horse pill.  If anything, the "one pill a day meme" didn't help the public's education about HIV treatment.
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2010, 02:51:25 PM »
Besides the reduced copays, I don't see the grand advantage of Atripla's one horse pill.  If anything, the "one pill a day meme" didn't help the public's education about HIV treatment.
I totally agree with your last comment  ;)
however, the big advantage is ease in adherence and treatment

here in my area of SC, adherence is the greatest issue with treating HIV (partially because of poverty issues). Too often, because we (the members in these forums) are a little better off with internet access etc, we forget the large amount of HIV+ people who barely have stable housing, or food, and are afflicted with addiction problems, and/or mental and emotions problems. For those people, one pill a day is about the only way to begin to ensure their adherence.

It's also a much easier treatment for a doctor to prescribe across all classes of people. There are no tricky combos to track, just one pill/one prescription . . . and onto the next patient. ;)
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2010, 10:31:59 PM »
I live in Vancouver, BC and lucky me its covered by the federal government :)

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2010, 11:10:26 PM »
I pay $100 for a 3-month supply by mail.  It usually gets refilled just when I start bottle #3.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2010, 07:46:50 AM »
???

...She answered me that of course the ingredients of these two brands of tablet are the same except some are not present in the generic brand.  And she add up that I can check with my doctor.  So, do you guys know that this is true?  If in case, I lose my work who pays me for my insurance to pay for Atripla, can I resort to this pharmacy to get my Atripla?  Do these two brands of medicine fulfill the same purpose equally?  If not how are they different? And which one of these is good ??? ???

You guys didn't answer my question above.  My Question is whether all the brands of Atripla are the same despite their difference in prices???  Please let me know.
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2010, 10:04:41 AM »
You guys didn't answer my question above.  My Question is whether all the brands of Atripla are the same despite their difference in prices???  Please let me know.

Yes, the ingredients in Viraday are the same as those in Atripla. I'm not sure what you mean by "all the brands of Atripla," the only one that I'm familiar with is Viraday. It's produced by Cipla, a reputable pharmaceutical company in India and it can be purchased online for a lot less money than Atripla.

 
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2010, 11:45:43 AM »
Thank you Inchlingblue.  By "all brands of Atripla" I wanted to mean all the medicines which are at the market and sold from a price range of $150 to that of $2,200.  Some of the Atriplas cost some 15 to 16 times expensive than the others.  I mean I am under the impression that some of these cheap Atriplas may not be genuine Atriplas.  The price has to tell you something.  Of course there could be some difference in their price because of marketing and transportation involved.  But I am thinking that it should not be such a big difference.  So, I might be wrong but are you telling me that all the medicines known with name Atripla have the same medical effect on our body???     
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2010, 12:14:23 PM »
Thank you Inchlingblue.  By "all brands of Atripla" I wanted to mean all the medicines which are at the market and sold from a price range of $150 to that of $2,200.  Some of the Atriplas cost some 15 to 16 times expensive than the others.  I mean I am under the impression that some of these cheap Atriplas may not be genuine Atriplas.  The price has to tell you something.  Of course there could be some difference in their price because of marketing and transportation involved.  But I am thinking that it should not be such a big difference.  So, I might be wrong but are you telling me that all the medicines known with name Atripla have the same medical effect on our body???    

Atripla is a name brand drug, not generic. It's made up of three different medications: efavirenz 600 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate [DF] 300 mg.

Anything with the name brand "Atripla" is protected by patent laws for up to 15 years. This allows the drug companies that own the patent (Bristol Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences) to price the drug rather expensively (approx. $2000. for a 30 day supply).

The only "cheap Atripla" that I know of is called Viraday, this is probably what you're seeing priced at $150. to $400. It is the same thing as Atripla, with the same three medications: efavirenz 600 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate [DF] 300 mg, but it's produced generically by a company in India called Cipla.

Atripla = name brand
Viraday = generic version

Cipla produces Viraday and they are considered a reputable company. There are people, including some in these forums, who have tried it and have said it worked for them.

I personally have not taken Atripla nor Viraday but if I were on Atripla and lost my health insurance and could not get ADAP I would have no hesitation taking Viraday.

If there are other "cheap Atriplas" out there I would not take them, I would only consider taking Viraday if necessary.
 
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2010, 02:55:19 PM »

The only "cheap Atripla" that I know of is called Viraday, this is probably what you're seeing priced at $150. to $400. It is the same thing as Atripla, with the same three medications: efavirenz 600 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate [DF] 300 mg, but it's produced generically by a company in India called Cipla.


If there are other "cheap Atriplas" out there I would not take them, I would only consider taking Viraday if necessary.
 

Okay, that is nice.  According to you "Atripla = Virday".  Cool.  I might consider taking this medication after having consulted my doctor.  No one should be worried about the price so long as the benefit is the same.  The extra cost we are paying for Atripla doesn't justify the additional benefit associated with it.  By the way can you please provide me the web site or tell me how I can order Virday?? Thank you in advance.
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2010, 04:18:21 PM »
Okay, that is nice.  According to you "Atripla = Virday".  Cool.  I might consider taking this medication after having consulted my doctor.  No one should be worried about the price so long as the benefit is the same.  The extra cost we are paying for Atripla doesn't justify the additional benefit associated with it.  By the way can you please provide me the web site or tell me how I can order Virday?? Thank you in advance.

Check out the links below. You can also get more information by looking at previous threads on here if you go to the Search function and search for Viraday. Some people on these forums have tried Viraday.

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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=26578.msg335731#msg335731

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=26578.msg350220#msg350220

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2010, 12:06:50 AM »
I have been there done that when it comes to Viraday. Unfortunately at the end of last year I had issues with my ADAP Atripla coverage. I essentially lost it for almost 2 months. Scared to death, and not wanting to run out of meds I started searching for info on Viraday as soon as I knew I was gonna be in a bind. I ordered it through some online store from overseas for $160. A risk I know, but desperate times called for desperate measures. All my reasearch indicated it was the generic equivalent to Atripla. It took about 10 days to get it and it arrived just in time as I was down to just a few Atripla pills. I'm glad I ordered it as I needed the entire 30 day supply before I got my coverage straightened out again. As far as I can tell it was just like taking Atripla, and I relied on it for a month.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2010, 10:03:58 AM »
TNdude: Do you remember what pharmacy your ordered it from?

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« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2010, 10:46:49 AM »
I have been there done that when it comes to Viraday. Unfortunately at the end of last year I had issues with my ADAP Atripla coverage. I essentially lost it for almost 2 months. Scared to death, and not wanting to run out of meds I started searching for info on Viraday as soon as I knew I was gonna be in a bind.

My CD now is around 400.  It is going up from around 100.  Thanks to this magic drug.  Yea now I'm thinking it is worrisome to go out of medicine.  I am keeping extra emergency cash like $5000.00 in my bank.  This cash might be used for up to only two months Atripla supply.  But what if I fell on my coverage for an extended period of time.  So, how long can I stay off this med if in case I lose my coverage?  You said you lost your coverage for 2 months.  Does this two month stay off the med  impact your health?  In what way it impacted you?  Does it erodes your CD count dramatically?  Please give me some info. 

Thanks     
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2010, 10:49:22 AM »
TNdude: Do you remember what pharmacy your ordered it from?

Are there pharmacies?  Can you give me the name of these pharmacies? 
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2010, 11:14:36 AM »
Are there pharmacies?  Can you give me the name of these pharmacies? 

I was curious which one TNdude used but if you want other names of pharmacies, go to the links of previous threads in my posts, above

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2010, 12:35:18 AM »
Atripla prices for me have been $1600/month on avg in Louisiana. I'm covered under Medicare Part D and LIS
09/11 Endocrine Consult
08/11 CD4 328 14.9% VL 0
 Disc'd Bactrim DEXA -3.1 Tscore
03/11 CD4 338 14.7% VL 0
11/10 CD4 300 14.3% VL 0 <20copies
07/10 CD4 336 14.0% VL 0 DEXA -2.7 Tscore
03/10 CD4 308 13.4% VL 0 Vit D normal
01/10 Began FOTO
11/09 CD4 274 13.7% VL 0 Chol 173 Trig 131
07/09 CD4 324 13.5% VL 0 DEXA -3.1 Tscore lumbar
03/09 CD4 207 10.9% VL 0
11/08 CD4 227 10.3% VL 0 Chol 176 Trig 156
04/08 CD4 228 9.5% VL 0
01/08 CD4 194 9.0% VL 0
09/07 CD4 176 8.3% VL 0
03/07 CD4 130 9.5% VL 0 Chol 261  Trig 227
12/06 CD4 109 6.4% VL 0
09/06 CD4  88 5.5% VL und desens'd rtd to Bactrim
08/06  Began Atripla
07/06 CD4  59 5.0% VL 145 Chol 117 Trig 104
06/06  Bactrim rash, X2 Dapsone
 EFV & Truvada Chol 128 Trig 131
05/06 CD4  6 (2.0%) VL 78667 only V179D mutation Dx PC MAC

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2010, 07:26:54 AM »
Atripla prices for me have been $1600/month on avg in Louisiana. I'm covered under Medicare Part D and LIS

You take Atripla but still your CD doesn't go beyond 324.  Why is that?  Are you not faithfull (not taking your med consistently) to your treatment or is it because of your cholesterol or other diseases you have?
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 07:29:14 AM by metekrop »
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
April 17 CD 797, UD

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #53 on: March 07, 2010, 09:37:45 PM »
Is there a place locally that accepts unused meds that are sealed that will stay in the US?? I have a lot of unopened bottles of meds for HIV and hate to throw them away. 

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #54 on: March 07, 2010, 09:51:09 PM »
You take Atripla but still your CD doesn't go beyond 324.  Why is that?  Are you not faithfull (not taking your med consistently) to your treatment or is it because of your cholesterol or other diseases you have?
a "low" cd4 doesn't have to be "caused" by anything really. It could simply be that his baseline count of cd4s before HIV was always on the low end of "normal". Or it could be because his tcells were so low when he was diagnosed and began treatment that his cd4 count has never greatly recovered.

my cd4s were as low as 5. After 18 yrs of meds, my tcells have only gone over 300 twice (305,122); yet I haven't been back in the hospital in over a decade.
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2010, 09:54:35 PM »
Is there a place locally that accepts unused meds that are sealed that will stay in the US??
though you should have started your own thread about this  ;) instead of hijacking this one,
try using http://directory.poz.com/ to find a local ASO to call about your unused meds
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #56 on: March 07, 2010, 11:01:51 PM »
You take Atripla but still your CD doesn't go beyond 324.  Why is that?  Are you not faithfull (not taking your med consistently) to your treatment or is it because of your cholesterol or other diseases you have?

hey Metekrop, LOL I've been very faithful [and adherent] to Atripla. Leatherman hit the nails squarely. Am one of the 'lucky' bums who probably has a low threshold of normal CD4 and definitely was depleted [note down to 6 but relatively low VL]. More luck in having only one mutation, no sensitivity to any ARV's, and quick VL descent to undetectable with treatment. Though I've seen elevated chol and trig [Sustiva part??] and decreased bone mass [Truvada part??], I've been increasingly healthy ... knock wood... my immune system 'as is' is fairly defiant. Had concerns earlier about my CD4's but seeing the positive progression and doing well alleviated my fears. Will see how my luck is going with my labs in a couple of weeks. Am also 'lucky' since am one of those whose fever is low-grade ... 99+ to me feels like others feel who have 101 or more. LOL

Was interesting to see the various pricing for Atripla ...and incensed that these drugs are so darn overpriced!!
09/11 Endocrine Consult
08/11 CD4 328 14.9% VL 0
 Disc'd Bactrim DEXA -3.1 Tscore
03/11 CD4 338 14.7% VL 0
11/10 CD4 300 14.3% VL 0 <20copies
07/10 CD4 336 14.0% VL 0 DEXA -2.7 Tscore
03/10 CD4 308 13.4% VL 0 Vit D normal
01/10 Began FOTO
11/09 CD4 274 13.7% VL 0 Chol 173 Trig 131
07/09 CD4 324 13.5% VL 0 DEXA -3.1 Tscore lumbar
03/09 CD4 207 10.9% VL 0
11/08 CD4 227 10.3% VL 0 Chol 176 Trig 156
04/08 CD4 228 9.5% VL 0
01/08 CD4 194 9.0% VL 0
09/07 CD4 176 8.3% VL 0
03/07 CD4 130 9.5% VL 0 Chol 261  Trig 227
12/06 CD4 109 6.4% VL 0
09/06 CD4  88 5.5% VL und desens'd rtd to Bactrim
08/06  Began Atripla
07/06 CD4  59 5.0% VL 145 Chol 117 Trig 104
06/06  Bactrim rash, X2 Dapsone
 EFV & Truvada Chol 128 Trig 131
05/06 CD4  6 (2.0%) VL 78667 only V179D mutation Dx PC MAC

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2010, 12:35:25 PM »
$1400 for 30 days from costco online pharmacy
tested positive June 19, 2009
7/3/09 vrl 9000 cd4 - 300
8/14/09 cd4 - 350, 20%
started Atripla 9/14/09
10/5/09 vrl undetectable, WOW so fast!
12/28/09 vrl undetectable, CD4 - 615  27% cholesterol down, kidney function normal
4/26/10 vrl undetectable, CD4-600, kidney and liver numbers normal
9/9/10 vrl undetectable, CD4-685
1/3/11 vrl undetectable, CD4-700
all 2011 and Jan 2012 visits vrl undetectable CD4 ranged from 715-645
5/7/2012  vrl undetectable, CD4-615, all liver, kidney, lipids, heart functions, etc normal


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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2010, 02:24:29 PM »
my co pay is 15 per month, i go to a local mom and pop pharm and they  waive it becuase they like the 1500 per month ins payment.  u dont get that at the large nationals.. negotiate
08/04 diag 490 cd4 vl 50,000
10/25/05 436 50,513 hvb 1.1 billion
12/13/05 truvada sustiva
02/16/06 742 und, hpb 63,000
04/27/06 740 und hpb 60,000
01/05/07 458 und hvb und
03/08   470 undetectable still on atripla. Non smoking (chantex)
08/08 cd4 550 undetectable hiv, Hep B UND. Atripla
06/09  cd4 444, vl undetectable testo 130
09/09/09 CD4 687 46% UND  Testo 213 started androgel
10/12/09 cd4 682 46% und testo 597
01/12/10 cd4 842 48% und testo 434
041010 cd4 693  53% testo 492
100410 cd4 568 48% testo 523
012711 cd4 523 hcv 56 testo 596
083011 cd4 280 Hcv/HIV und
042912 cd4 158 hcv /hiv und, was on hep c for 11 months. do have ssdi filed and getting LTD
061912 cd4 151, bactrum, hep c and hiv und
071712 cd4 287 52% HIV HCV und
112012 cd4 520

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2010, 11:28:57 AM »
I am new to this site/forum... I find what I am reading almost unbelievable....
I am an American living in Central America/hiv.  The first year I was paying a huge sum of money being on Stockrin and Combivir... My doctor then found Atripla in two of our neighboring countries...
Now I am paying as little as $75/month or as much as $115/month depending on where I go. This is "Atripla", not a generic.  My doctor has warned me to stay away from any generic version.  I walk into their warehouse office, place my order, pay cash or credit card, and pic up my meds on the way out....clockwork....and upon returning to my country of residence, I am not asked one word abuot my meds....
I have to wonder why in the USA, the same drug, Atripla, is so expensive???
I am selling my property in Central America and moving back to the states... I am totally unfamiliar with the system and what to expect, but I can easily see from this forum  that a $300-$400 plane fare to Central America once a year to buy my meds will be far cheaper for me in the long run, than the US prices and limited anxiety of being approved or denied by some agency and/or running out of meds...
Can someone make a recommendation for me?  Medicare?  HIV Centers???
Thanks.... until then, I will keep buying my meds in Central America....
Would it not make sense to take turns, share expenses in travelling to Central America to buy a quantity to share with friends??? Or would we be busted?

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2010, 03:23:43 PM »
pozlobo: you'd probably get more responses if you started a thread with your questions, etc.


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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2010, 09:36:35 PM »
My insurance is Community Blue from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western New York. I work for local government....civil servant. I get mailed a 90 day supply from Medco...costs me $30.

Very lucky
5/29/08 confirmed HIV+
6/23/08 Vl 47500  CD4 511/29% CD8 .60
start atripla
8/1/08 Vl 130  CD4 667/31% CD8 .70
9/18/08 Vl un  CD4 not tested
12/19/08 Vl un CD4 723/32% CD8 .80
4/3/09 Vl un CD4 615/36% CD8  .98
8/7/09 vl un CD4 689/35% CD8 .9
12/11/09 vl un CD4 712/38% CD8 .89
4/9/10 vl un CD4 796/39% CD8 1.0
8/20/10 vl un CD4 787/38% CD8 1.0
4/6/10 vl un CD4 865/35% CD8 .9
8/16/10 vl un CD4 924/37% CD8 1.0
12/23/10 vl un CD4 1006/35% CD8 .9
5/2/10 vl un CD4 1040/39% CD8 .9
8/7/13 vl un CD4 840/39% CD8 .9

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2010, 06:31:13 PM »
Hello guys,

I am new to this site and I want to ask the same question, I was able to get Atripla through a state program which really helped me through last year that I wasn't able to work for the most part of it.

Now that I got a job and insurance I no longer qualify for that program and I will have to use my insurance, this is the first time ever and I have no clue if they'd cover it or not and how I would end up paying.

My insurance kicks in this month and not sure what to ask or what to tell the insurance company and I'm scared to stop taking Atripla for a while.

It is Aetna Choice POS II and in the prescription drug description it says Generic $15, Preferred $30, and Nonpreferred $50 copay.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Mauricio

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2010, 08:23:38 PM »
Hello guys,

I am new to this site and I want to ask the same question, I was able to get Atripla through a state program which really helped me through last year that I wasn't able to work for the most part of it.

Now that I got a job and insurance I no longer qualify for that program and I will have to use my insurance, this is the first time ever and I have no clue if they'd cover it or not and how I would end up paying.

My insurance kicks in this month and not sure what to ask or what to tell the insurance company and I'm scared to stop taking Atripla for a while.

It is Aetna Choice POS II and in the prescription drug description it says Generic $15, Preferred $30, and Nonpreferred $50 copay.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Mauricio
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It sounds like you have great insurance...atripla should cost you $30 per month
5/29/08 confirmed HIV+
6/23/08 Vl 47500  CD4 511/29% CD8 .60
start atripla
8/1/08 Vl 130  CD4 667/31% CD8 .70
9/18/08 Vl un  CD4 not tested
12/19/08 Vl un CD4 723/32% CD8 .80
4/3/09 Vl un CD4 615/36% CD8  .98
8/7/09 vl un CD4 689/35% CD8 .9
12/11/09 vl un CD4 712/38% CD8 .89
4/9/10 vl un CD4 796/39% CD8 1.0
8/20/10 vl un CD4 787/38% CD8 1.0
4/6/10 vl un CD4 865/35% CD8 .9
8/16/10 vl un CD4 924/37% CD8 1.0
12/23/10 vl un CD4 1006/35% CD8 .9
5/2/10 vl un CD4 1040/39% CD8 .9
8/7/13 vl un CD4 840/39% CD8 .9

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #64 on: April 09, 2010, 01:02:48 AM »
I am new to this site/forum... I find what I am reading almost unbelievable....
I am an American living in Central America/hiv.  The first year I was paying a huge sum of money being on Stockrin and Combivir... My doctor then found Atripla in two of our neighboring countries...
Now I am paying as little as $75/month or as much as $115/month depending on where I go. This is "Atripla", not a generic.  My doctor has warned me to stay away from any generic version.  I walk into their warehouse office, place my order, pay cash or credit card, and pic up my meds on the way out....clockwork....and upon returning to my country of residence, I am not asked one word abuot my meds....
I have to wonder why in the USA, the same drug, Atripla, is so expensive???
I am selling my property in Central America and moving back to the states... I am totally unfamiliar with the system and what to expect, but I can easily see from this forum  that a $300-$400 plane fare to Central America once a year to buy my meds will be far cheaper for me in the long run, than the US prices and limited anxiety of being approved or denied by some agency and/or running out of meds...
Can someone make a recommendation for me?  Medicare?  HIV Centers???
Thanks.... until then, I will keep buying my meds in Central America....
Would it not make sense to take turns, share expenses in travelling to Central America to buy a quantity to share with friends??? Or would we be busted?

Certainly is eyeopening info about the price of real Atripla in different countries.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #65 on: April 18, 2010, 01:01:16 PM »
hi everyone

I have 4 bottles of ATRIPLA, containing 30 pills each, four month of supplies, genuine, sealed expired date 11/2012.

many thanks

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #66 on: April 18, 2010, 01:14:14 PM »
hi everyone

I have 4 bottles of ATRIPLA, containing 30 pills each, four month of supplies, genuine, sealed expired date 11/2012.

many thanks

Are you trying to sell them or...?

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #67 on: April 18, 2010, 02:00:43 PM »
Are you trying to sell them or...?

FOR SALE FOR $750 EACH

many thanks

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« Reply #68 on: April 18, 2010, 02:03:15 PM »
FOR SALE FOR $750 EACH

many thanks

Are you kidding ?

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« Reply #69 on: April 18, 2010, 02:08:51 PM »
FOR SALE FOR $750 EACH

many thanks

If you decide to donate them to charity:

www.aidforaids.org

They send them to developing countries, especially Haiti these days.

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« Reply #70 on: April 18, 2010, 02:14:44 PM »
Very sad....

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #71 on: April 18, 2010, 03:20:39 PM »
Since I have employer based insurance, my copay for my atripla is included in the premium I pay to my states HIV fund. In turn, they cover the copays for my medicine, and the copays for everything else (doctor visits, tests, vision, ladeeda). So, my medicine costs me about 44 bucks a month.
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #72 on: April 18, 2010, 05:51:03 PM »
FOR SALE FOR $750 EACH

many thanks

I'll buy all four, but I'll only go as high as $700.
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« Reply #73 on: April 18, 2010, 06:00:14 PM »
I will buy them if Philly doesn't but I insist on sending the him the money first before he mails them just so he knows I'm honest . 

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« Reply #74 on: April 18, 2010, 06:02:57 PM »
Is this some kind of joke Miss P?

When did it become ok to turn these forums into a classified for grey market HAART
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2010, 06:08:05 PM »
I'll give you a deer carcass and 3 small children for those 4 bottles of atripla.

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« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2010, 06:49:16 PM »
I'll buy all four, but I'll only go as high as $700.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 08:58:31 PM by Tim Horn »

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« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2010, 06:51:29 PM »
yikes
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« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2010, 08:01:15 PM »
Good thing that soliciting money on AIDSmeds is one of those instant perma-ban things.

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« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2010, 08:59:13 PM »
Instant perma-ban thing indeed.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #80 on: April 23, 2010, 03:34:26 PM »
Amazing, the Atripla I bought today costs $2300.  Increase by $100 since last month.  Where does the price increase stops. ::)
Diag on Dec 8, 2000, CD 440 VL 44K, No Meds
Dec/08 - Feb/09 CD< 50 & VL >500k hosp'z.
St. Atripla - July/09 CD 179, VL 197k
Oct/09 CD 300 VL UD Chol 267
Mar/10 CD 468 UD, Ch 220
Aug/10 CD 460 UD, Ch 195
Dec/10 CD 492 UD, Ch 172
Mar/11 CD 636 UD, Ch 201
Aug/11 CD 530 UD, Ch 98
Jan/12 cd 616 UD, ch 189
Jul/12 CD 640 UD, Ch ?
Dec/12 CD 669 Ud, Ch 125
May/7 CD711 Ud, Ch?
Nov/ 22 663 UD, Ch,
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #81 on: April 23, 2010, 06:02:07 PM »
Amazing, the Atripla I bought today costs $2300.  Increase by $100 since last month.  Where does the price increase stops. ::)

Let's see...the patent runs out in 2018...My guess is 2018.

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« Reply #82 on: December 22, 2010, 07:47:01 PM »
Got my refill for my Atripla today and since my insurance changed, I am back (for now) to getting it filled at the local Walgreen's.  My copay is now $60 for 30-day supply and the receipt with the meds says my insurance saved me $1,846.09 (so total price with copay would be $1,906.09 or $63.53 a pill) ---- price just seems to keep going up.
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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« Reply #83 on: December 22, 2010, 08:12:59 PM »
Got my refill for my Atripla today and since my insurance changed, I am back (for now) to getting it filled at the local Walgreen's.  My copay is now $60 for 30-day supply and the receipt with the meds says my insurance saved me $1,846.09 (so total price with copay would be $1,906.09 or $63.53 a pill) ---- price just seems to keep going up.

The co-pay assistance program would cover that $60.

If you apply for it now you can send the receipt and be reimbursed for the one you already paid for and the ones in the future you would just not pay anything when you pick it up.

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« Reply #84 on: December 22, 2010, 08:19:31 PM »
The co-pay assistance program would cover that $60.

If you apply for it now you can send the receipt and be reimbursed for the one you already paid for and the ones in the future you would just not pay anything when you pick it up.

Thanks Inch!
Do they have an income limit to qualify for the copay assistance that you know of?
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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« Reply #85 on: December 22, 2010, 08:40:58 PM »
Thanks Inch!
Do they have an income limit to qualify for the copay assistance that you know of?

It has nothing to do with income. It's for people who have private insurance and have a co-pay. It's paid for by the pharmaceutical companies so it's good to take advantage of it, they're making billions from these meds. The one for Atripla/Truvada is like a credit card and when you give it to the pharmacist they use it to get reimbursed and charge you zero (it covers up to $200. per month).

I'm pretty sure there's a 30-day or 60-day period during which you can submit the ones you have paid for out of pocket for reimbursement, you mail them the receipt. When you call for your card you can ask them about that.

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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=35582.msg442951#msg442951

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« Reply #86 on: December 22, 2010, 08:52:39 PM »
Thanks Inch -
Just called the 800 number - have to call back tomorrow as they are only open til 8 pm EDT. 

Oh- and I love the avatar  ;)
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #87 on: December 23, 2010, 01:36:33 AM »
I have atriplas copay assistance.  My insurance charges me $100 and atripla covers that so there is no out of pocket cost.  There was no income qualifying either.  Just called them up and they sent me a card.  Was easy as pie.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #88 on: December 23, 2010, 07:41:14 PM »
The swiss pharmacy and the swiss insurance company never batted an eyelash about the cost of sustiva+truvada nor any other combo I have been on, until Isentress.  Now they write the price of Isentress on everything and I have to sign something. 
Oh, my franchise for all medical care is 350 US dollar equivalent, and the maximum copay for a year is 700. Sounds like the deal a lot of Americans get.









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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #89 on: December 23, 2010, 09:20:16 PM »
Signed up for the Atripla co-pay assistance today ---- it will save me $60 a month ($720 a year).
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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #90 on: January 09, 2011, 02:47:17 PM »
???

The cost of Atripla I am taking costs $2200 for one month.  I pay $50 out of this amount and the remaining is covered by my Insurance.  This is too expensive to cover.  But I saw in my computer this cost is like $240 from Canadian pharmacy.  I got there number and call why it is this much cheaper from what I am paying in US.   The person who picks up the phone told me that it is a Generic Artipla which we are selling in cheapest price.  When I ask again the fact that the medicine is generic means should it be this much cheaper?  She answered me that of course the ingredients of these two brands of tablet are the same except some are not present in the generic brand.  And she add up that I can check with my doctor.  So, do you guys know that this is true?  If in case, I lose my work who pays me for my insurance to pay for Atripla, can I resort to this company to get my Atripla?  Do these two brands of medicine fulfill the same purpose equally?  If not how are they different? And which one of these is good ??? ???



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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #91 on: January 26, 2011, 09:34:38 PM »
Speaking of building up some backup meds down here in FL....ADAP let's u refill your hiv meds a week before they are due to be refilled. I've been on the same meds for 10yrs so needless to say over that stretch of time i've built up quite a supply of backup medication in case i ever lost access to them. My only fear is resistance to them one day but i usually only miss a dose or two a year so i've been good at keeping away from resistance. I actually took a resistance test a couple of years ago and i have absolutely no resistance to any of the HIV meds out there.

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #92 on: March 04, 2011, 10:14:04 PM »
If you are in the US, and lose your job, wouldn't the Ryan White Fund cover most HIV related things while you wait for ADAP?

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #93 on: March 05, 2011, 03:22:22 AM »
If you are in the US, and lose your job, wouldn't the Ryan White Fund cover most HIV related things while you wait for ADAP?

Ryan White covers HIV related medical expenses and ADAP covers HIV medications so to answer your question no Ryan White would never cover medications until you were eligible for ADAP. 

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #94 on: March 05, 2011, 10:26:49 AM »
To clarify what Hellraiser has stated, ADAP really is part of the Ryan White Care Act.  Ryan White has several funding streams referred to as Parts A though F.  ADAP is a grant given to states through Part B of Ryan White.

You can read more about these "parts" at this HRSA link:

http://hab.hrsa.gov/aboutus.htm

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #95 on: March 28, 2011, 06:28:25 AM »
I buy my Viraday from www.HIVGenericDrugs.com

It is cheaper than Vonavir ( another generic for Atripla made by Emcure pharmaceuticals ).  I've had no problems with my orders there.

I pay $150/bottle.  I know the people in India get Viraday for about $80/bottle at the pharmacies in the country.  I have been taking Viraday for 2 years and no problems.

I just wanted to mention about the patent expiring in 2018.  According to U.S. patent law (this is only in the U.S. mind you), the owner of the patent my petition for 1 additional 11 year extension to the patent if they make a "significant alteration" to the pill.  For example add 10 more milligrams of Tenofovir to the product, or 5 more milligrams of efavirienz to the product, etc...

"Significant Alteration" is a very broad term.  So you can bet they will be filing for an extension on this patent.  Its not that hard to re-formulate this pill.

Check out this from Gilead Sciences reporting on Atripla sales for 2009...

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Atripla sales increased 50 percent to $697.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, surpassing Truvada sales for the first time, and up from $465.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. For 2009, Atripla sales increased 51 percent to $2.38 billion from $1.57 billion in 2008. The increase in Atripla sales in the fourth quarter and full year of 2009 compared to the same periods of 2008 was driven primarily by sales volume growth in the United States and Europe.
You can find the above article here:  http://www.dddmag.com/news-Gilead-Sciences-Announces-Record-Fourth-Quarter-012610.aspx

OH MY GOD....THATS HOW MANY ZERO'S AFTER THOSE NUMBERS ????????????????????????????????

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #96 on: April 20, 2011, 07:06:52 PM »
Copay was 40.00 but with the Atripla co-pay assistance card it took the cost to $0.00

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #97 on: August 15, 2011, 12:15:41 PM »
I'll buy all four, but I'll only go as high as $700.
I have 2 unopened bottles

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #98 on: August 15, 2011, 12:19:26 PM »
i have 2 unopened bottles of atripla
let me know?

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Re: How much you guys pay for your Atripla?
« Reply #99 on: August 15, 2011, 12:24:30 PM »
j, welcome to the forums.

This thread hasn't been posted in since last April. If you have Atripla you wish to donate to someone in need, you should start a new thread about it. Do not ask for money for your meds - we do not appreciate such solicitations here. Thanks!

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on edit -  I see you were already doing what I suggested while I was posting the above. Thanks!
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