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.

Abbott Laboratories Abbott Patient Assistance Program
(866) 265-6491
http://www.commitmenttoaccess.com/
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP

AstraZeneca Patient Assistance Program
(800) AZandMe (800-236-9933)
http://www.azandme.com/making/mak_pap.aspx

toll free code of conduct hotline: (866) 993-8442

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (Abilify)
(800) 736-0003
http://www.bmspaf.org/pdf/AbilifyApplication.pdf
Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly True Assist
(855) 553-8783
http://www.lillycares.com/index.jsp
GlaxoSmithKline

Bridges to Access
(866) 728-4368
http://www.bridgestoaccess.com/

GSK Access
(866) 518-4357
http://www.gsk-access.com/

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Patient Assistance Program
(800) 526-7736
http://www.janssenpharmaceuticalsinc.com
Pfizer Inc. Pfizer Helpful Answers®
(866) 706-2400
http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/pages/misc/Default.aspx

*Source: 2007 Directory of PhRMA Member Company Patient Assistance Programs (888) 477-2669, http://www.pparx.org/en/about_us

Other Prescription Assistance Programs*

Express-Scripts
Rx Outreach(800) 769-3880
http://www.rxoutreach.com/ 

Offers access to more than 400 safe and affordable medications.

 

The Medicine Program
http://www.freemedicineprogram.org/
Assists you in applying to multiple patient assistance programs. Offers free prescription card to help you save up to 60% on medication costs.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
(888) 477-2669

In English
http://www.pparx.org/  

En español
http://www.pparx.org/es

Interactive website sponsored by PhRMA and its 475 public and private programs, designed to help you find patient assistance programs.

Un sitio Web interactivo patrocinado por PhRMA y sus 475 empresas miembras. Diseñado para ayudarle a buscar programas de asistencia a pacientes.

Together Rx AccessTM
(800) 444-4106

In English
http://togetherrxaccess.com/ 

En español
http://www.togetherrxaccess.com/Tx/esp/home.jsp

A prescription discount card for those who have no prescription drug coverage, are not eligible for Medicare and are legal residents of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.


Una tarjeta de descuentos para medicamentos recetados, para personas sin cobertura de medicamentos recetados, quienes no sean elegibles para Medicare y quienes sean residentes legales de los EE.UU. o Puerto Rico.

*Sources:
2007 Directory of PhRMA Member Company Patient Assistance Programs, https://www.pparx.org/
AZ&Me, “Other assistance programs,” http://www.azandme.com/making/mak_ar.aspx

Resources for Seniors

BenefitsCheckUp®
A Service of the National Council on Aging
http://www.benefitscheckup.org/

A resource for seniors with information on Medicare Rx Extra Help and a database of federal, state and private prescription assistance programs.

 

My Medicare Matters
National Council on Aging
http://www.mymedicarematters.org/
A website to help people learn more about Medicare prescription drug coverage.

General Resources

RxAssistTM
(401) 729-3284
http://www.rxassist.org/
A current and comprehensive directory of
patient assistance programs.
RxHopeTM
(877) 267-0517
https://rxhope.com/home.aspx
The largest independent Web-based patient assistance program resource. RxHope remains the only one that is supported by both PhRMA and participating pharmaceutical companies.

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.