In Canada, Tacrolimus is not covered by Blue Cross unless you have had a transplant. Pre-transplant, this drug is not covered. That means, monthly, my cost of this drug is just over $350 a month. Its like a car payment. Predmisone is another $60, so its a little over $400.
This month, I got a call from the Safeway Pharmacy, informing me that there is now (finally) a generic form of Tacrolimis called Sandoz-Tacrolimus.
Its about $1ed. Even though it is less than a third of my costs, it is still a significant savings. $1200 a year – I will take it!
Thank you, to liver research!