Prescription Resources  


PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

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.  1-888-4PPA-NOW
www.pparx.org

Pfizer Helpful Answers® is a family of assistance programs for the uninsured and underinsured who need help getting Pfizer medicines. These programs provide Pfizer medicines for free or at a savings to patients who qualify. Some programs also offer reimbursement support services for people with insurance.  Whether you are prescribed a Pfizer or a Wyeth medicine, Pfizer is committed to helping patients in need get access to their medicines.  Learn more about the Pfizer and Wyeth Patient Assistance Programs. 
www.PfizerHelpfulAnswers.com

PrescriptionProcess.com is a new non-branded treatment access resource launched by Astellas US. The health care system is complex and there are many barriers that can prevent you from accessing the treatment prescribed by your physician. This new website arms patients with information they need to understand what happens from the time a physician writes a script to the time it is dispensed at the pharmacy. It also helps to explain the prescription process and allows you to share your experience with access issues and learn from others, advocate for important legislation, and stay current with the latest news. http://www.prescriptionprocess.com/ 

A co-pay relief program (cpr) provides co-payment assistance to insured Americans who financially and medically qualify
1-866-512-3861 www.copays.org

RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need.  www.rxassist.org

 

RxHope is the only patient assistance Internet initiative financially supported by PhRMA (Pharmaceutical and Research Manufacturers of America) and participating pharmaceutical companies.  www.rxhope.com

NeedyMeds provides information for people who need help with the cost of medicine and other healthcare expenses.  www.needymeds.com

The Healthwell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2003 that is committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their copayments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments. Our vision is to ensure that no patient goes without health care because they cannot afford it.  http://healthwellfoundation.org/

Map RX is a is a coalition of patient, family caregiver and health professional organizations committed to safeguarding the well-being of patients with chronic diseases and disabilities under Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.  http://www.maprx.info/ 

Chronic Disease Fund
®
is a non-profit, full service financial and medication assistance organization. We exist to improve the health and quality of life of patients battling chronic disease, cancer or other life-altering conditions who cannot afford the medications they so desperately need. http://www.cdfund.org/ 

CORPORATE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAMS

AbbVie Patient Assistance Program 
The AbbVie Patient Assistance Program (PAP) provides Abbott medications, at no cost, to patients in financial need.

AstraZeneca Patient Assistance Program 
Provides information about AstraZeneca's assistance programs.

Bridge to Access
GlaxoSmithKline’s patient assistance program for non-oncology medicines, provides GSK prescription medicines to eligible low-income patients without prescription drug benefits.

MerckHelps 
Merck & Company provides its medicines and adult vaccines for free or at discounts to people who do not have prescription drug or health insurance coverage and who, without our assistance, cannot afford their Merck medicine and vaccines.

Novartis Patient Assistance Program
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation's Patient Assistance Program (PAP) provides assistance to patients experiencing financial hardship who have no third party insurance coverage for their medicines.

Pfizer Patient Assistance 
An index of patient assistance programs offered by Pfizer, Inc.

DRUG INFORMATION

Internet Drug Index
www.rxlist.com/

Drug Finder
http://gsm.about.com/compact/monograph.asp

Kidney Disease drug information
www.kidneydrugcoverage.org