Prescription Assistance

How marvelous that pharmaceutical research has provided medications that can potentially prevent illness, manage symptoms and cause remission.  The cost of research and manufacturing is unfortunately passed down to the consumer and if you don’t have insurance that can subsidize most of these costs, you could encounter severe financial problems or even go without necessary medications.  The resources listed below may be of assistance to you.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Benefits CheckUp – NCOA’s Online Screening Service  http:www.benefitscheckup.org (prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other needs)

Partnership for Prescription Assistance - 1-888-477-2669 https//www.pparx.org/Intro.php (prescription assistance)

RxAssist - http://www.rxassist.org/default.cfm - (comprehensive data base of patient assistance programs, medical assistance cards and prescription assistance)

Needy Meds - http:www.needymeds.com - (no-cost prescription medications)

Cost Containment Research Institute - http:www.institute-dc.org (free and low cost prescription drugs)

UneedPSI – 1-800-336-7741 http://www.uneedpsi.org (health insurance premium, pharmacy copayment and copayment waiver assistance

 KANSAS RESOURCES

Kansas Health Insurance Association: http://www.khiastatepool.com/default.asp

MISSOURI RESOURCES

Missouri Health Insurance Pool (provides insurance to those who have been denied) http://www.mhip.org/ 800-821-2231

CLAIM-Missouri State Health Insurance Assistance Program: http://www.missouriclaim.org/  1-800-390-3330

Kansas City Free Health Clinic: http://www.kcfree.org/

Swope Health Services: http://www.swopeparkwayhc.org/Clinics/Swope_Clinic_Locations.aspx

SPECIFIC DRUG ASSISTANCE

Mestinon: Valeant Patient Assistance Program (administered through RxHope) 1-800-511-2120, www.rxhope.com Timespan (time release pyridostigmine), Mestinon Syrup (pyridostigmine syrup) and Prostigmin (neostigmine).

Cyclosporine: Novartis Patient Assistance Program 1-800-245-5356 – Sandimmune (cyclosporine) and Neoral (cyclosporine) www.abbotpatientassistancefoundation.org or Abbott Labs – Gengraf, Abbot Patient Assistance Foundation 1-800-222-6885

CellCept: Roche Pharmaceuticals 1-877-757-6243 or Genetech: Patient Access Program http://www.gene.com/gene/products/access/ 1-888-422-2377

Mytelase: (ambenonium chloride): Sanofi-Synthelabo 1-800-446-6267

Prednisone: Express Scripts (866) 699-8239, http://www.xubex.com/

DISCOUNT PRESCRIPTION CARDS

www.caprxcard.org

www.familywize.org

www.themedicineprogram.com

www.togetherrxaccess.com

 

MEDIC ALERT BRACELETS

 https://www.medicalalert.org/

http://www.medicassist.com/

http://www.laurenshope.com/aboutus.aspx

http://www.americanmedical-id.com/extras/reimbursement.php