Resources for Prescription Assistance
The mission of NeedyMeds is to make information about assistance programs available to low-income patients and their advocates at no cost. Databases such as Patient Assistance Programs and Disease-Based Assistance, government programs and other types of assistance programs are the crux of the free information we offer online.
Offers a comprehensive database of pharmaceutical companies’ patient assistance programs that provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy them. Also provides practical tools, news and articles to help health care professionals and patients find the information they need.
Their mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Can be reached at 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. PAN provides the underinsured population access to the healthcare treatments they need to best manage their conditions and focus on improving their quality of life. Since its founding in 2004, PAN has provided nearly 1 million underinsured patients with over $2.6 billion in financial assistance, through nearly 60 disease-specific programs.
With appreciation to the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Center of Excellence Coordinators at Northwestern University, Oregon Health & Science University, Johns Hopkins University and Struther’s Parkinson’s Center for highlighting the resources cited above.
Page reviewed by Dr. Chauncey Spears, Movement Disorders Fellow at the University of Florida, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence.