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This offer is not valid for use by patients enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state programs including any state pharmaceutical assistance programs , or private indemnity or HMO insurance plans that reimburse you for the entire cost of your prescription drugs. Patients may not use this card if they are Medicare-eligible and enrolled in an employer-sponsored health plan or prescription drug benefit program for retirees.
This offer is valid for up to twelve 12 prescription fills. Allergan reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice. Void if prohibited by law, taxed, or restricted. This card is not transferable. It's illegal for pharmaceutical companies to offer discounts for medications that you purchase through Medicare due to the Social Security Amendments of The AKS prohibits anyone—drug manufacturers included—from giving a customer anything of value that could result in referrals for items or services that are paid for by a federal healthcare program.
Unfortunately, drug coupons and rebates fall into that category. If a pharmaceutical company entices you to choose more expensive options, Medicare would likely spend more money than it would if you took lower-cost alternatives like generic medications. Even though the manufacturer is offering a discount, their drug coupons are usually reserved for their newest and most expensive medications. Those drug coupons are usually short-lived and have annual maximums that would leave you and Medicare accountable to pay the remaining fee for the rest of the year.
The AKS was enacted to prevent anyone from abusing the system. In this way, Medicare is able to keep its costs down.
Unfortunately, this doesn't necessarily help people who are trying to get their medications as soon as possible. It is perfectly legal to use drug coupons. However, you have to pay out of pocket and are not able to use your Medicare Part D plan for that prescription. The problem is that it is not always clear when you would save more money: is it cheaper to pay out of pocket or with your Part D plan? This confusion is a result of pharmacies that are not always forthcoming or totally clear about your options. Pharmacy benefit managers PBMs act as "middle-men" who negotiate contracts between pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.
They establish drug formularies, set up discounts and rebates with drug manufacturers, and process claims for prescription medications.
In many states, part of this contract negotiation includes what is called a pharmacy gag rule. In the case of a pharmacy gag rule, the pharmacist is not allowed to tell you about less expensive medication options. This is not surprising when you realize that the PBMs are trying to protect their investments. They want you to use the drugs on their formularies so that they can generate the most profit. That could leave you to pay more than you need to.
Some states have taken action against this practice. Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, and North Carolina banned pharmacy gag rules in For any questions regarding online processing, call the Change Healthcare Help Desk at Program managed by ConnectiveRx on behalf of Allergan. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take , including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
LINZESS can cause serious side effects, including diarrhea, the most common side effect, which can sometimes be severe. Other common side effects of LINZESS include gas, stomach-area abdominal pain, swelling, or a feeling of fullness or pressure in your abdomen distension. Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you develop unusual or severe stomach-area abdominal pain, especially if you also have bright red, bloody stools or black stools that look like tar.
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