I just counted all the Abilify I have left — of samples my shrink gave me over a 5+ year period, from friends who are no longer taking it and were kind enough to pass on their leftovers, from both acquaintances and strangers who answered my Facebook call a few months back for unused Abilify.
The count is done, and I have enough Abilify until my 50th birthday in early September. That’s not a long time. I don’t have insurance or any expendable income, I am not qualified for Bristol Myers-Squibb’s Abilify Patient Assistance Program or ANY other assistance or discount programs (except my Walgreens prescription discount card) because I make a barely middle-class income excluding me from any and all existing financial assistance.
The script for Abilify my psychiatrist wrote for me last time I saw him will cost $2226.97 (that’s with the Walgreens Rx discount).
More to come about this, I just needed to write about this ongoing and really frustrating circumstance.