Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs
Most pharmaceutical companies
have special programs to help patients obtain much needed medications which they cannot afford to purchase
because either they don't have private health insurance or are not eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
The programs have different requirements but each requires the patient and physician to register.
These programs have been
operational for a number of years even though the pharmaceutical companies do not widely promote them and
seldom advertise them.
Each company and patient
assistance program has its own criteria, but in general, to be eligible you as an applicant must show
- Your income is limited
to the point that buying prescription medications would be difficult
- You do not have
prescription drug coverage
- You do not qualify for
You can either call the
manufacturer(s) of the drug(s) you need or you can use a drug assistance program source to determine your
The following are links to
websites provide you with prescription manufacturer contact information and assistance program source contact
information which you can use to determine your eligibility and initiate the application