Patient Assistance Programs offered by pharmaceutical co.

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Patient Assistance Programs offered by pharmaceutical co.

Postby dlcnurse » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:54 pm

There are many pharmaceutical companies out there and most of them have a patient assistance program. Some are online and easily accessible but many however are not.

Most of these programs require Physician Requested assistance. Your physician or pharmacist can assist you in figuring out which pharmaceutical company is used when filling your prescriptions. A simple way is to look at your prescription bottle for each medication and you should see a small area that says (example) "Mtg:Astra Pharm"

This information gives you the name of the pharmaceutical company that your prescription is being filled from. Many generics are supplied by different manufacturers so that name may differ with each prescription that you fill. Once you have obtained the information on which pharmaceutical company is supplying your medication, it will make it easier to jot down the phone number and give it to your physician and request that he apply on your behalf for assistance with this particular medication (s).

Here is a list of Pharmaceutical Companies that has assistance programs. Their requirements may differ with each company. As your doctor for assistance in filing with these companies are your behalf. Some of the programs only cover specific medications and some cover all the medications that they provide under their pharmaceutical company.

Allergan 1 (800) 347-4500

Alza 1 (415) 962-4243

Amgen, Inc. 1 (800) 272-9376

Astra USA Inc 1 (800) 488-3247

Berlex 1 (800) 423-7539

Bayer Indigent Patient Program 1 (800) 998-9180

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals 1 (800) 556-8317

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals 1(800) 332-2056

Ciba Pharmaceuticals 1 (800) 257-3273

DePont Merck Pharmaceuticals 1 (800) 474-2762

Genetech 1 (800) 879-2747

Genetics Institute : Neumega Access 1 (888) 638-6342

Glaxo Wellcome 1 (800) 722-9294

Hoffman-Larouche 1 (800) 526-6367

Hoechst Marion Roussel Indigent Program 1 (800) 221-2025

Anzemet (RE-Imbursement Program) 1 (888) 259-219

Ici-Stuart 1 (302) 886-2231

Immunex Corp. 1 (800) 321-4669

Janssen Pharmaceuticals 1 (800) 544-2987

Lilly Cares Program 1 (800) 545-6962

Gemzar Pharmaceuticals 1 (888) 243-6927

Merck Pharmaceuticals 1 (800) 994-2111

Novartis Pharmaceuticals 1 (800) 257-3273

Ortho Biotech 1 (800) 553-3851

Parke-Davis 1 (908) 725-1247

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals 1 (800) 646-2455

Pharmacia & Upjohn Pharmaceutical 1 (800) 242-7014

Proctor & Gamble 1 (800) 448-2878

Rhone-Poulenc 1 (610) 454-8110

Roche Pharmaceutical 1 (800) 285-2484

Roxane Laboratories 1 (800) 274-8651

Sandoz 1 (800) 937-6673

Sanofi Pharmaceuticals 1 (800) 446-6267

Schering Laboratores 1 (800) 656-9485

Searle 1 (800) 542-2526

Serono 1 (617) 982-9000

Smith-Kline Beechum 1 (800) 546-0420

Syntex Laboratories 1 (800) 822-8255

3M Pharmaceuticals 1 (800) 328-0255

Wyeth-Ayerst 1 (703) 706-5933

Zeneca Pharmaceutical 1 (800) 424-3727

A phamplet that is available for you to send for which is a resource booklet on medication assistance programs can be obtained from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
1100 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

You can find out about States individually and different programs that each state may offer also by checking here:

http://www.Statehealthfacts.kff.org/

Also another resource for those who are on different psycotropic medications that there are specific assistance programs that can be of help. A list of these medications can be found here:

http://www.mental-health-today.com/medsassist.htm

Keep in mind that when searching the web for information in regards to assistance programs that you can obtain and apply for programs for FREE. If you are looking at a site that is advertising to assist you in applying for these programs for a fee... may or may not be worth your while. Using your physician for assistance to help you apply is the best way to apply for any of these programs. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor for help. That is part of their job.
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