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Q: what is the cost of arimidex for a month

What is the cost of Arimidex for a Month. Here in Sri Lanka we cannot afford. How could I get discounted drugs. Is there any doners for supply of this drug

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
9/ 3/08 7:06am

Hi Sene - The lowest price I could find for Arimidex online was $270 for 100 tabs of generic anastrozole (Arimidex is AstraZeneca's trade name). I don't know internationally who foots the cost of cancer drugs, but I know Komen for the Cure operates in the international arena; you might contact them (komen.org). Good luck - PJH

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Laurie Kingston, Health Guide
9/ 3/08 9:39pm

Hi there,

Drug companies will often provide assistance to those who cannot pay for the drugs. This is usually just a percentage of the cost but might provide some relief.

 

I have also included some links below with a bit of info on how to go about getting assistance.

My advice to you, though, would be to talk to your doctor or someone else at your local hospital about possible sources of assistance in your region.

 

Good luck and take good care-

Laurie

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_2065154_get-breast-cancer-prescription-drug.html

 

http://www.cancercare.org/get_help/assistance/cc_financial.php

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Bleydlady, Community Member
1/31/09 12:11pm

My went up this year to $96.88 for 1 month supply.

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SHIRL, Community Member
3/14/10 10:59am

In Apple Valley, Mn it is $470.00 a month, can no longer afford it.

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caryl diengott, Community Member
3/23/10 8:25am

Your financial assistance seems to only help people with NO insurance. What do you have for people in the middle who can't afford your drug? Please advise asap. Thanks. cd

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
3/23/10 8:34am

Hi Caryl - This isn't a drug company site; it's a breast cancer community. So we wouldn't know what every drug company offers. I do know, however, that AstraZeneca, which makes Arimidex, offers a discount program if you qualify. It's worth checking out; take a look at this nonprofit Web site, RxAssist , for more information. Good luck - PJH 

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caryl diengott, Community Member
3/23/10 9:19am

Thank you for your response.   Caryl.

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mike, Community Member
3/25/11 12:09pm

Guys the markup on this drug is very high at some chains, I know a pharmacy in Florida that can sell you 1 month supply of Arimidex generic for $50 .. More questions call 8134755906... Good Luck

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By Sene, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/13/12, First Published: 09/03/08