For those of you who use Stelara, is it very expensive?
Jack, I was diagnosed with Crohn's In April 2018. I am disabled and collect SSD benefits and live on a fixed income.With all this talk about the cost of the various biologics, I found out two things this week:
1. Humira now costs $4700 a month for two shots. When I started on it five years ago it was $3200. IMHO this is highway robbery on a world wide scale.
2. I was just today approved by Abbvie's Patients Assistance Fund. This is obviously great news and a possible nightmare avoided after my retirement. I was ready to switch to an infusible biologic.
3. When you get close to retiring ask your GI's nurse to help you through the process of applying. I've been worried about it for years, but the nurse made it a lot easier and mostly painless.