Prescription Assistance

Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

Most pharmaceutical companies offer financial assistance programs to persons who have trouble affording their medications and supplies.

Each program has specific criteria that must be satisfied in order for an individual to be considered eligible for a financial assistance program.

Below is a list of databases with information about pharmaceutical assistance programs. We hope that this information is responsive to your needs and will be of assistance to you.

Rx Assist

RxAssist provides a comprehensive database of pharmaceutical assistance programs.
www.rxassist.org

Needy Meds

NeedyMeds.org has information on pharmaceutical and healthcare assistance programs.
www.needymeds.org

Diabetes-specific information:
www.needymeds.org/resourcepages/diabetes.htm

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.
www.pparx.org

Rx Hope

RxHope is a web-based resource that acts as a facilitator in helping people get their medications for free or for a small co-payment.
www.rxhope.com
1-877-267-0517

Benefits Check Up

BenefitsCheckUp is a service of the National Council on Aging that has information on benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. Seniors can search for programs that help them pay for prescription drugs as well as health care, rent, utilities and other needs.
www.benefitscheckup.org

Contact Information for Pharmaceutical Companies

Abbott Laboratories

AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation
1-800-222-6885
www.abbviepaf.org

AstraZeneca

AZ & Me Prescription Savings Programs
P.O. Box 15197
Wilmington, DE 19850-5197
1-800-AZandMe (1-800-292-6363)
www.astrazeneca-us.com

Bayer Corporation

Precose (acarbose)
Bayer HealthCare Patient Assistance Program
P.O. Box 29061
Phoenix, AZ 85038-9209
1-866-575-5002
www.bayerpharma.com

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

BD Insulin Syringe Assist Program
1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
1-866-818-6906
http://www.bd.com

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 220769
Charlotte, NC 28222-0769
1-800-736-0003
www.bmspaf.org

Eli Lilly

Humulin (insulin)
Humalog (insulin)
Glucagon (emergency kit)
Lilly Cares
1-855-LLY-TRUE (1-855-559-8783)
www.lillytrueassist.com

GlaxoSmithKline

GSK for you
GSK Access
1-866-518-HELP
Bridges to Access
1-866-728-4368
www.gskforyou.com/

Medtronic Mini-Med

Insulin pumps
Pump supplies
Financial Assistance Program
1-800-MINI-MED (1-800-646-4633)
www.medtronicdiabetes.com/support/ordering/billing

Merck and Co., Inc.

The Merck Patient Assistance Program
One Merck Drive
P.O. Box 100
White House Station, NJ 08889-0100
1-800-727-5400
www.merck.com

Novartis

Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.
1-800-277-2254
1-800-245-5356
www.patientassistancenow.com

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Prandin (repaglinide)
Novolin (insulin)
Novolog (insulin)
Cornerstones4Care Patient Assistance Program
Cornerstones4Care Patient Assistance Program
Novo Nordisk
P.O. Box 181640
Louisville, KY 40261
1-866-310-7549
www.cornerstones4care.com/ToolsResources/PatientAssistance.aspx

Pfizer

Glucotrol (glipizide)
Glucotrol XL (glipizide – extended release)
Connection to Care
Pfizer Friends
Pfizer Helpful Answers
1-800-707-8990
www.phahelps.com

Roche Laboratories Inc

Genentech (part of Roche group)
Genentech Access Solutions
1 DNA Way
Mail Stop #858a
South San Francisco, CA 94080-4990
1-866-4ACCESS (1-866-422-2377)
www.genentech-access.com

Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Patient Assistance Connection
P.O. Box 222138
Charlotte, NC 28222-2138
1-888-847-4877
www.sanofi.us

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America

Help at Hand
P.O. Box 5727
Louisville, KY 40255-0727
1-800-830-9159
www.takeda.us

  • Last Reviewed: October 10, 2013
  • Last Edited: July 10, 2014

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