Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Prescription Assistance Programs from Washington Post

I thought I had written about prescription assistance programs from major pharmaceutical companies in the past, but after reviewing my previous posts, I did not see any mention of them.

These PAPs are fantastic programs that basically give away medications or sell them at reduced costs for those patients who cannot afford to pay for them. Pfizer helped 1.1M patients last year with $800M worth of medications at wholesale pricing.

Here is the Washington Post Article from last week discussing PAPs and a not-for-profit web resource called NeedyMeds which connects patients to PAPs.

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