Paying for Medications

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by NYJmpMaster, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    One big problem with medication, here in the US at least , is actually being able to afford the medication prescribed. Many, if not most manufactures have program to provide their drugs either free or at very steep discounts to people unable to afford them. I know of several members on here that tried this and it worked for them so thought I would list the proper place to look at the manufacturers programs available- Most do not have applications for assistance online - you need to use "contact us", Email, or call to make application or request an application.

    GlaxoSmithKline

    http://www.gsk.com/responsibility/health-for-all.html

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    Pfizer

    http://www.pfizer.com/responsibility/

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    AstraZeneca .......................... note does not give details on website but does have excellent program use the "contact us" to place an enquiry

    http://www.astrazeneca-us.com/contact-us/

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    Merck

    http://www.merckresponsibility.com/...vestment/patient-assistance-program/home.html

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    Eli Lilly

    http://www.lilly.com/Responsibility/access-to-medicines/Pages/access-to-medicines.aspx

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    It is free to make the call or email to ask about the programs - and if you are not getting the medications you need due to cost or the cost of the medications are making you go broke it is certainly worth the effort. The manufacturer programs very from country to country.
     
  2. Moat

    Moat Banned Member

    Nicely done. :bubbles:

    I will have to see about getting and publishing a list for all of the Aussies and Kiwi's on the site.
     
  3. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    Some of the sites have a "select country" on home page - to be honest I was just not sure even what countries prescription costs are not covered in...
     
  4. mackaroni

    mackaroni Well-Known Member

    Most major cities in the US have some type of sliding scale/free/county pharmacy where you can get greatly reduced meds or even for free for those with no/low insurance.

    At one near Omaha, NE I was paying $10 a month for Abilify when I didnt have insurance!
     
  5. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Thanks hun for this list it will help so many hugs
     
  6. pickwithaustin

    pickwithaustin Staff Alumni

    Great post!
     
  7. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    If you are located in the Republic of Ireland you many be entitled to a medical card (if you're not working, or need medication on a daily basis or have a long term illness) it is highly likely that you will be accepted. You can apply here https://www.sspcrs.ie/portal/medapp/ Or visit medicalcard.ie. A medical card entitles you to free doctor visits and free medication.
     
  8. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I may have to look into this. Meds are still expensive even with insurance.