Pfizer Inc. Helping with a Savings Offer in Smoking Cessation
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
As we all gear up for the rapidly approaching National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) on August 15-17, 2012, please take a moment to review an offer for CHANTIX®(varenicline) tablets that we believe you and your constituents may find of interest.
Pfizer is committed to helping to address the global smoking epidemic and encourage and enable smokers to make meaningful attempts to quit smoking. They also know that their responsibility goes beyond making medicines – Pfizer strives to have a positive impact on patient access to treatment. Pfizer believes that everyone should have access to affordable, quality health care.
To address these needs, Pfizer is offering a coupon to all patients with a prescription for CHANTIX, which can provide savings up to $75 per monthly prescription. The coupon may be used up to three times. For information and more about the terms and conditions of this offer, see below. You can also learn more about this offer by visiting www.Chantix.com.
Make sure to stop by the Pfizer booth on the exhibit floor at National Conference on Tobacco or Health for the duration of the meeting where they also make the coupon available and answer any additional questions you may have.
CHANTIX is a prescription
medicine that, along with support, helps adults 18 and over stop smoking. You
may benefit from quit-smoking support programs and/or counseling during your
quit attempt. It's possible that you might slip up and smoke while taking CHANTIX.
If you do, you can stay on CHANTIX and keep trying to quit.
Some people have
had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal
thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people
had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them
after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX. If you, your
family, or caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in
behavior, thinking, or mood that are not typical for you, or you develop
suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, panic, aggression, anger, mania,
abnormal sensations, hallucinations, paranoia, or confusion, stop taking
CHANTIX and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any
history of depression or other mental health problems before taking CHANTIX, as
these symptoms may worsen while taking CHANTIX.
Do not take CHANTIX if you
have had a serious allergic or skin reaction to CHANTIX. Some people can have
serious skin reactions while taking CHANTIX, some of which can become
life-threatening. These can include rash, swelling, redness, and peeling of the
skin. Some people can have allergic reactions to CHANTIX, some of which can be
life-threatening and include: swelling of the face, mouth, and throat that can
cause trouble breathing. If you have these symptoms or have a rash with peeling
skin or blisters in your mouth, stop taking CHANTIX and get medical attention
Tell your doctor if you have a
history of heart or blood vessel problems before starting CHANTIX, or if you
have a history of these problems and have any new or worse symptoms during
treatment with CHANTIX. Get emergency medical help right away if you have any
symptoms of a heart attack.
The most common side effects
of CHANTIX include nausea (30%), sleep problems, constipation, gas and/or
vomiting. If you have side effects that bother you or don't go away, tell your
doctor. You may have trouble sleeping, vivid, unusual or strange dreams while taking
CHANTIX. Use caution driving or operating machinery until you know how CHANTIX
may affect you.
CHANTIX should not be taken
with other quit-smoking products. You may need a lower dose of CHANTIX if you
have kidney problems or get dialysis.
Before starting CHANTIX, tell
your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or if you take
insulin, asthma medicines, or blood thinners. Medicines like these may work
differently when you quit smoking.
Please see patient Medication Guide.
Please see full Prescribing Information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the
FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm or call 1-800-FDA-1088
*Terms and Conditions
By using this co-pay, you acknowledge that you
currently meet the eligibility criteria and will comply with the terms and conditions
This co-pay is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be
reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicaid, Medicare, or other federal or
state healthcare programs (including any state prescription drug assistance
programs and the Government Health Insurance Plan available in Puerto Rico
[formerly known as "La Reforma de Salud”]). This co-pay is not valid for
prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed by private insurance plans or
other health or pharmacy benefit programs that reimburse you for the entire cost
of your prescription drugs.
Patients with an out-of-pocket prescription cost of $115 or less will
pay $40 maximum per monthly CHANTIX prescription. Patients with an
out-of-pocket prescription cost of more than $115 will pay $40 plus any
additional difference between $115 and the final prescription cost. For
example: a patient who has an out-of-pocket prescription cost of $135 will pay
a total of $60 for that prescription ($40 plus $20). All those eligible to use
the co-pay can do so on any CHANTIX prescription - it is not limited to the
first prescription. Patients are limited to 3 uses of this co-pay within the
validity dates. This co-pay is non-transeferable. No membership fees. You must
deduct the value of this co-pay from any reimbursement request submitted to
your insurance plan, either directly by you or on your behalf. This co-pay is
not valid for Massachusetts residents whose prescriptions are covered in whole
or in part by third-party insurance, or where otherwise prohibited by law.
Co-pay cannot be combined with existing CHANTIX $30 offer coupon.
Activation is required, call 1-800-746-4678 to activate co-pay. This
co-pay will be accepted only at participating pharmacies. This co-pay is not
health insurance. Pfizer reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend
this offer without notice. For reimbursement when using a mail order: Pay for
the CHANTIX prescription and mail copy of original pharmacy receipt (cash register
receipt NOT valid) with product name, date, and amount circled to: CHANTIX
Evergreen Program, 6501 Weston Parkway, Suite 370, Cary, NC 27513. Be sure to
include a copy of this page, your name, and your mailing address. Offer expires