Many pharmaceutical companies offer patient assistance programs to provide prescription medicines free of charge to physicians whose patients might not otherwise have access to necessary medicines. Each company determines the eligibility criteria for its program. Eligibility criteria and application processes vary.
For information on available medications or the criteria or application process, your physician should contact the pharmaceutical company(ies). Following is a partial list of companies who are members of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) who offer patient assistance programs, along with the telephone numbers for these programs.
If you are unsure which pharmaceutical company makes the drug you are looking for, please contact your local pharmacy.
(Source of data: PhRMA 1998 Directory of Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs)
Other Assistance Programs
Please be aware that other, non-member pharmaceutical companies may also sponsor similar programs. To contact other companies, consult a Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), available at your physician's office and at many public libraries.
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