Prescription Drug Assistance Programs*
Many drug companies offer patient assistance programs to provide prescription medicines free of charge to physicians whose patients might not otherwise have access to necessary medicines. Each company determines the eligibility criteria for its program. Eligibility criteria and application processes vary.
For information on available medications, or the criteria or application process, your physician should contact the drug company directly. The following is a partial list of companies—members of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)—that offer patient assistance programs, along with the programs’ telephone numbers and/or websites.
If you’re not sure which company makes the drug you need, please contact your local pharmacy.
*Source: 2007 Directory of PhRMA Member Company Patient Assistance Programs (888) 477-2669, http://www.pparx.org/en/about_us
Other Prescription Assistance Programs*
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NOTE: Please be aware that other companies may also sponsor similar programs. To contact other companies, consult the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR). This is available online at http://www.pdr.net/ as well as at your physician’s office and many public libraries.
DBSA does not endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment, medication or resource mentioned here. For advice about specific treatments or medications, individuals should consult their physicians and/or mental health professionals.
This information is not intended to take the place of a visit to a qualified health care provider.
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