|Directory of Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs, 2001-2002 Developed by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), this guide lists company programs that provide drugs to physicians whose patients could not otherwise afford them. The programs are listed alphabetically by company. Under the entry for each program is information about how to make a request for assistance, what prescription medicines are covered, and basic eligibility criteria. The directory can be access from this page in html or pdf format
Needy Meds -This web site by Rich Sagall, M.D. includes an alphabetical list of some 1,000 drugs. You can go to the "Drug List" and click on the drug that interests you for information about available assistance programs. Or, you can go to the "Company List" for a list of all the companies in the Needy Meds system, and click on the company that interests you for more information. Program List - This page lists all the programs and companies in the NeedyMeds system. Each page contains all the information we have about the program: the drugs covered, address and phone number, and the specifics of the program.
NORD's Patient Assistance Programs -Information about NORD's (National Organization for Rare Disorders) Medication Assistance Programs, which provide a number of specific prescription drugs to people who cannot afford them.
This home page of Edmund M. Hayes, a pharmacist at University Medical Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, includes this handy chart listing companies, program names, products covered, and telephone numbers.
Prescription Drug Assistance Programs (Medicare) A searchable database of prescription drug assistance programs, Medicare managed care plans, and Medigap plans that offer prescription drug coverage. The database can be searched by geographic area, manufacturers, and conditions or diseases. Presents a good rundown of the variety of resources that may be available to meet your specific needs.
QDrug.com - State and Federal Assistance This commercial website features an easy-to-use guide to low or no cost government funded prescription programs. Just click on your state for basic program information, including eligibility criteria, web links, and phone numbers.
Health Care - Funding The rising costs of health care impact everyone, but people with disabilities are often the hardest hit. Check these sites for information about health insurance and other sources of health care funding.
Liberty Plus-No prexisting conditions, no waiting , you get a card to use at any one of the doctors, pharmacies, etc. they've negotiated with. You can find any of their representatives by searching for Liberty Plus on the internet. A friend of mine, BettyHeld, is one of them. Her website is www.libertyplusplans.com/bettyheld/ Email is firstname.lastname@example.org