Friday, December 7, 2007

General Health Topic - Prescription Assistance Plans

Hello Everyone,

I want to share this very important topic with you and I would like to ask you to forward this information to everyone you know that might benefit. Everyone could potentially benefit.

As you know, the cost of many prescription medications keeps rising. If you do not have insurance or a prescription drug plan, the cost of many of these drugs can be unaffordable.

I want to bring to your attention is a fantastic service called the "Partnership for Prescription Assistance"

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualified patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through public or private programs. Many patients can get covered medications free or at little cost.

They bring America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups together to provide a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. In order to find out what patient assistance programs you may qualify for, all you have to do is answer a few short eligibility questions. Their web site will help supply you with the information you need to get involved in a program and will allow you to download applications online. You can then follow the instructions on the application to apply.

Here is the important link:

The web site has areas for patients, for caregivers and also for prescribers. You can select on your particular state to find a free or discounted drug program. For patients in Texas, it will direct you to and has items specific for Texans. They also have information in Spanish. On that site you can sign up for an e-mail newsletter as well.

To see a list of participating programs and companies, click on this link:

To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).

Please pass this information along to all your family, friends and patients.

Hope you find this information helpful.


Dr. Paul

1 comment:

Rich said...

Another source of information on all the PAPs is NeedyMeds ( We have data on over 1000 programs including PAPs, disease-based assistance, state and local programs, and more.

All our data is current, easy to access, and free. We are approaching our 10 millionth visitor.

Rich Sagall, MD
President, Inc.
P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931