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New Assistance Program Helps HIVers Pay for Viramune

October 7, 2009

This week, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced a new payment assistance program for its HIV medication drug Viramune (nevirapine). The program is open to U.S. residents who are taking Viramune and have private health insurance, but are required to make a copay for medications. (HIVers who are on Medicare, Medicaid, or other governmentally-funded programs, or who are cash-paying customers, are not eligible.)

The program provides a $50 rebate through a MasterCard debit card on monthly refills of Viramune prescriptions for up to a year. Participants can join the program and obtain the card by talking to their health care providers. (If your doctor is not familiar with the program, he or she can

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Comment by: James(Peer Advocate) (Newnan, GA) Thu., Oct. 8, 2009 at 2:39 pm EDT
I wanted to say Thanks Bob Huff at the ATAC for pressing thru these difficult times to bring us one more avenue into accessing affordable treatment options. What happens after the one year of copay help is over? We need long term solutions. The stress is killing us and case management is burning out too. We will worry about that need next year right? Hang in there.
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