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Low Cost Prescription Drugs: Patient Assistant Programs

How to Find Free and Low Cost Prescription Drugs via Patient Assistance Programs for Qualified Individuals

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance ...."brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.... Our mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. We offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including nearly 200 offered by pharmaceutical companies. We have already helped millions of Americans get free or reduced-cost prescription medicines....."

Access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance  at their website or by phoning toll-free 1-888-477-2669.



Here are links to some representative Patient Assistance programs from Pharmaceutical Companies:

Below are just a few of the many pharmaceutical companies who have Patient Assistance Programs.

To find Patient Assistance Programs for YOUR medications, Google the name of the company who manufacturers your prescription plus the words, in quotes "Patient Assistance Program".

Abbott Patient Assistance Programs "... provide access to Abbott medications, at no cost to patients in financial need...."

AstraZeneca Patient Assistance Program  "... If you are an individual making $30,000 or less or a family of four making $60,000 or less you may qualify for an AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings Program.."

Boehringer Ingelheim "... our Patient Assistance Programs help those in need obtain medications free of charge..."

Bristol-Myers Patient Assistance Program "... Eligible patients who need help paying for their Bristol-Myers Squibb medicines may get assistance through a number of programs..."

Cephalon "... Through its Patient Assistance Programs, the CephalonCares Foundation works to improve patient access to medication and ensure that cost is not a barrier to receiving treatment.... The CephalonCares Foundation Patient Assistance Programs provide Cephalon, Inc. medications at no cost to patients in the United States who meet certain insurance and income criteria...."

GlaxoSmithKline "... "GSK For You" features information on patient assistance programs from other resources, too. Please browse our site to see if you may be eligible to save on your prescription drugs...."

Lilly Patient Assistance Programs    "... Lilly Cares assists uninsured patients with incomes less than 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.... LillyMedicareAnswers is a patient assistance program that provides eligible Medicare recipients access to affordable medications outside of their Medicare Part D plan...."

Merck Patient Assistance Program ".... For more than 50 years, The Merck Patient Assistance Program has provided Merck medicines free of charge to millions of Americans who, without our assistance, could not otherwise afford them. Medicines for chronic conditions that affect millions – like diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.... Patients in the United States now may be eligible for the Merck Patient Assistance program if your household income is at or below 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) – even if your financial situation is temporary, due to unemployment or other reasons. This means that you may now qualify if you have a household income of:

  • $43,320 or less for individuals
  • $58,280 or less for couples
  • $88,200 or less for a family of four ... "

Pfizer has a Free Medicine Program for Newly Unemployed Americans. See also how Pfizer is Helping Improve Public Health Care.

Questcor (Athcar) Patient Assistance Programs

Sanofi-Aventis Patient Assistance Program"... sponsors many prescription assistance programs in the United States and is a member of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance sponsored through the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)...."


Disease or Condition Specific Patient Assistance Programs

Below are some examples of patient assistance programs for specific illnesses, diseases and conditions.

To find Patient Assistance Program for YOUR specific condition, Google "{name of illess} + "patient assistance program".

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Assistance Programs "... There are a number of programs available to help people with cystic fibrosis afford the medical care and drugs they need. Many people don’t realize that they qualify for these assistance programs...."

Epilepsy Foundation's Patient Assistance Programs This page aggregates a variety of different pharmaceutical companies who sell anti-seizure medications as well as other epilepsy-related patient assistance programs.

Mental Healh/Psychotropic Drugs various patient assistance programs



National Multiple Schlerosis Foundation Patient Assistance Program

National Organization for Rare Disorder  NORD  "...Since 1987, NORD has administered medication assistance programs to assist uninsured or under-insured individuals in securing life-saving or life-sustaining medications. In addition to the estimated 50 million Americans who have no health insurance, an increasing number of insured individuals have policies that do not reimburse for prescription drugs. Others have policies with low annual caps on prescription drug expenditures."

"NORD works closely with humanitarian-minded pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to ensure that certain vital medications are available to those individuals whose income is too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to pay for their prescribed medications."

Novartis Oncology Patient Assistance Program "... provides assistance to us residents experiencing financial hardship who do not have prescription drug coverage...."

Rheumatology-related Drugs various patient assistance programs


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