Sandra Killett

New York, New York

Multiple Myeloma

“I was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010. In 2016 I lost my health insurance when I lost my job. In 2017 I was placed on a life sustaining regimen of medications which included Revlimid. The cost for Revlimid, the treatment for Multiple Myeloma, is about $43,460 every four months. That is an annual cost of $130,380.┬áMy co-pay is $2,853. This is an exorbitant amount.

On top of dealing with the stress and fear of having an incurable blood cancer, I had to worry about whether or not I would get help to cover this massive co-pay. I was unable to purchase Revlimid for a month and went without treatment during that time. ┬áThis caused me extreme stress and despair, but it also helped me realize why prescription drug pricing is an urgent issue that can mean life or death for some patients.”

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