Re: Synagis & RSV Red Tape
You may find this information useful. I got this MedImmune (the makers of Synagis)...
For familes without insurance, there is the MedImmune Assistance Program (MAP) and they can be reached through the MedImmune Help Line at 877-MEDI-411.
For familes that have large co-pays, there is a foundation unaffiliated with MedImmune called the Patient Access Network Foundation
for families that qualify based on income guidelines. In the disease states where PANF focuses (of which RSV is one), the PANF will help to cover the co-pay for qualifying families. MedImmune does make grants to this foundation.
If a parent's insurance company simply refuses to cover Synagis for their child (e.g., if they deem it out of guidelines) and they want the medicine anyway, there is no third-party recourse. Regulations essentially prohibit MedImmune from working directly with any families other than ones with no insurance, and the PANF helps with co-pays only.
I hope this helps.