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    COPAXONE

    Medicare pays $1,230.74 a month for my Multiply Sclerosis medication Copaxone. I canceled it because it did not make me fill like a million dollars and the cost to Medicare would have been over a million dollars a year. I had canceled it before I knew the cost because I was not willing to take a medications with the side affect even if I did not experience them. I am not willing ,with a good conscience, to stick the taxpayers for a million dollars a year just to keep me from having so many MS exacerbations and will stick with steroids during a relapse that brings me out of the relapse almost immediately.
     
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