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Old 12.04.2020, 10:25
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Re: Access to Remicade in Switzerland

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HI've been told any swiss citizen has to pay a healthcare insurance plan and even the basic plan would provide access to basically any drug prescribed by a doctor. Is that correct?
That is partially correct. It is any Swiss resident (safe some exception) not citizen. And yes the basic mandatory plan gives you insurance covered (minus deducible and co-pay) access to a lot of drugs. Those drugs are listed on the so called Spezialitštenliste SL (http://www.xn--spezialittenliste-yqb.ch/ ) The SL those not only list the drugs, but also its intended applications. Off-label use is normally not covered by the basic health insurance.

Now to the most important part: Remicade is on the SL, and M. Crohn is listed as a intended use case.
https://compendium.ch/product/81983-...ckensub-100-mg

As a 100mg bottle is CHF 830.90 it might make sense to sign up for the lowest franchise.
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