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    I am low risk but want to make sure I find a part D drug company that will cover the medications I might need. Could someone give me a small list of drugs that are used to treat in the early stages

    Karen LaSota

    from my friend, google:
    Azacitidine (Vidaza®) · Decitabine (Dacogen®) · Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) · Luspatercept-aamt (REBLOZYL®) · INQOVI® (previously known as ASTX727).

    Amy S.

    I believe if the drug is delivered via IV or injection, it is considered as part of the chemo treatment and is covered by Part B and not by the Part D drug plan. FOr example, in my case, I got Azacitidine (Vidaza®) via IV infusion, so my part B covered it and I never use my part D. I do not know about the oral Vidaza (e.g. INQOVI). To be sure, I suggest asking the doctor what drugs or treatment method he/she plans to use.


    Thanks for all of your help. I was afraid that I had to buy a really really part D coverage but now it looks like Medicare will help with this. Hope I never have to use it. Fortunately I have been stable since diagnosed in 2014. Thanks again for your help.

    Joe Catalano

    Since I joined the message board I find it helpful to hear it was going on with others. I am a bit surprised to find people asking what treatments they may try. I am on watch and wait I have a doctor at Sloan Kettering and I trust that he will guide me along the way. Do others not feel that way or am I being naïve

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