|Wisconsin bill seeks coverage for oral cancer drugs comparable to intravenous|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
MILWAUKEE Lyle Drier incurred more than $35,000 in co-pays after she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma for a reason that she felt was inherently unfair: A drug needed to treat her cancer was given as a pill rather than intravenously.
The drug, which Drier took for 10 months as part of her initial treatment, cost about $7,700 a month. Her health plan covered half of that amount.
It just seems that if you are going to cover chemo, you should cover it equally, no matter what the delivery system, said Drier, a Waukesha resident who was diagnosed seven years ago.
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