Multiple Sclerosis is an expensive disease. The costs of living with a chronic disease are high with medication, co-payments, and multiple types of treatment. The cost of MS medications increased by 25% in 2010. Patients should first seek generic drugs, which are less expensive than brand name drugs. Relapses can bring additional, unexpected medical costs.
When it comes to finding financial assistance in paying for expensive medications, the process is not often an easy one. Many of the pharmaceutical companies which produce drugs specific for the treatment of multiple sclerosis make available financial assistance to patients in need. This is for the benefit of the patient but also for…