I have written a number of times about the International Myeloma Foundation’s efforts to help save cancer patients money on their oral chemotherapy. Here is an e-poster/press release from the IMF, asking for help with the program:
SUPPORT EQUAL ORAL DRUG REIMBURSEMENT –
IMPROVED RESEARCH – ACCESS TO CLINICAL TRIALS
The Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act (H.R. 2366)
Specific local legislation is also pending in several states!
The 21st Century Cancer ALERT (Access to Life-Saving Early
Detection, Research and Treatment) Act (S. 717)
The Access to Cancer Clinical Trials Act (S. 488/H.R. 716)
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Join your fellow myeloma patients, family members, doctors
and nurses who have already given interviews, testified and
met with their legislators.
If you have been denied equal
coverage of oral therapy…
If you have been denied coverage
while participating in a clinical trial…
If you are willing to tell your story,
send us your name and contact
information and one or two lines
about your story and you can help
Contact: Meghan Pullarn • (410) 252-3457 • [email protected]
JOIN THE DISCUSSION!
You Are Invited To Take Part In a
Friday, March 26, 7:00 pm EDT
USA Toll Free: (866) 393-4674
Conference ID: 56763901
Ask questions * Raise issues * Hear from other myeloma patients
“The IMF arranged meetings for me with my Congressional Representatives. It was
easier than I expected and empowering to be heard.”
Jerry Walton, myeloma patient, Southeastern Virginia Support Group
I have met Jerry several times–a great guy! I understand it isn’t easy to get involved–especially when you aren’t feeling good. But it isn’t fair for us to have to pay more for our oral chemo than those who get an IV drug. Try to help anyway you can.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat