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Rex_Goodheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:28 PM
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Somebody suggest a cheap, safe alternative to Crestor
I'll be losing my health insurance soon, and won't be able to afford it. *sigh*
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:58 PM
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1. lovastatin
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petersjo02 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:12 PM
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2. Don't know where you are located
but you can get generic statin drugs in Mexico very reasonably. The one I take is atorvastatin. Not available in U.S. as a generic. Some of the statins may be available as generics. Check online at drugstore.com.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:12 PM
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3. Oatmeal?
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MikeDuffy Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:13 PM
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4. Zetia is another (non-statin) approach, but still not cheap
See http://www.citizen.org/publications/release.cfm?ID=7341 for critiques of statin drugs from Public Citizen (especially note what it says for Crestor...)
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hashibabba Donating Member (894 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:24 PM
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5. Can you go to www.needymeds.org and see if the manufacturer
has a program to get you the meds? With some companies, you can make $50,000 a year and still get assistance. Others are more like $25,000.
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Rex_Goodheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:39 PM
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8. I will check into that! Thanks very much.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:26 PM
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6. Check into the Partnership for Prescription Assistance.
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:26 PM by mcscajun
Astra-Zeneca, the manufacturer of Crestor, is a participant in this program, along with nearly all the major pharaceuticals houses.

Your doctor needs to complete part of the form, you complete the rest, and you can either get low-cost or free medication. Check into the details of the Partnership here: https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php

DUers, pass this link along. :)

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Rex_Goodheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:38 PM
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7. Great advice. Thank you very much.
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