I've had a bad month with my asthma; it has apparently moved from moderate persistent to severe eosiniphilic, and everything I've been throwing at it has barely kept my peak flows out of the red zone, including high-dose prednisone.
Now, my allergist wants me to try this new drug, Nucala, which is developed to fight eosinophilic severe asthma. It's a once-per-month injection.
Here's the rub: Glaxo is charging almost $3000 per month for the shot, and insurance companies, of course, are fighting having to pay for it. I can get it paid for on the short-term, but the possibility of long-term financial assistance is not completely clear. I'm really afraid that I am going to become a profit center for Glaxo while this severely impacts my financial life going forward.
Is anyone else out there dealing with this issue? Let's chat. At this point, I haven't had my first treatment (that happens in a couple of days), so I'm not even sure this drug will help me. Anyone have experience with Nucala?