It is exciting, isn't it, thinking of the prospect of walking better!
Ampyra was approved by the FDA only Friday 1/22. It is expected to be commercially available by March. Until then, or at least closer to March, the cost may not be determined.
It might be helpful to talk with your insurance carrier or pharmacist, but they probably don't know yet either.
Just as Vicki said, the price has not yet been announced. However, wallstreet analysts are estimating that it may be in the range of $5000-$10,000 or even more.
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Acorda announced that the wholesale price has been set at $12,850/year for Ampyra.
Hi dearie58, I seen your question and wanted to inform you that,1. AMPYRA is available now for Patients since 6/2011.
2. AMPYRA cost approximently around $1.000 dollars for a 30 day supply, the Pharmacy told me the cost, online sources state the cost around $1200.00 dollars.
3. After taking the AMPYRA since 6/11, my wife can only raise her right leg 8 inches off her bed, she can not walk to date, and has to be assisted when standing or transfered to date.
4. My wife receives Disability each Month, her Neourologist prescribed AMPYRA, I took the prescription to have it filled, and my wife's Drug Plan denied it, Her Neourologist on her behalf Appealed it, A few days later my wife received a call from a specialty Pharmacy, and the AMPYRA was shipped overnight to our home, TALK to his Neourologist and your brother present with you, tell them you heard this story.
I hope this helps answer your questions, and this information is accurate from our personal experience
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