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Information I received on Free Prescription Medications

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:11pm
This is something that was passed on to me from another FMS patient who was generous enough to share information on prescription medications free of charge.

I found a few months back I don't know if these Companies are still around or not but thought I would pass this info on. (thanks to the unknown author of this information)

The research-based pharmaceutical industry has had a long standing tradition of providing prescription medications free of charge to physicians whose patients might not otherwise have access to necessary medications.

The list below contains the name and telephone numbers of companies that have indigent programs in place.

Company Program Name Products Covered For More Information Call

Alza Pharmaceuticals Indigent Patient Assistance Program Testoderm


Progestasert (415) 962-4297

Amgen Safety Net Epogen

Neupogen (800) 272-9376 or

(202) 637-6698

Astra Merck Inc. Patient Assistance Program Plendil


Tonocard (800) 236-9925

Astra USA, Inc. F.A.I.R. Program Foscavir (800) 488-3247

Bayer - Pharmaceutical Bayer Indigent Patient Program Most Bayer Prescription Products (800) 998-9180

Boehringer Ingelheim Partner in Health Alupent




Serentil (800) 556-8317

Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Program Many Bristol-Meyers Squibb Pharmaceutical Products (800) 736-0003

Ciba Pharmaceuticals Patient Support Program Many Ciba Products (800) 257-3273

Dupont Merck Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Program All non-controlled Prescription Products (800) 474-2762

Fisions Pharmaceuticals Indigent Access Program Intal

Tilade (610) 454-8110

Fujisawa USA, Inc Indigent Patient Program NebuPent (847) 317-8874 or

(847) 317-8617

Genentech, Inc. Uninsured Patient Assistance Program Actmmune



Nutropin (800)879-4747

Gilead Sciences, Inc. Gilead Sciences Support Services Vistide (800) 445-3235

Glaxo Wellcome, Inc. Patient Assistance Program All Glaxo Wellcome Prescription Products (800) 722-9294

Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc. Indigent Patient Program All prescription products except, Rifadin, Rifamate, Rifater and Tenuate (800) 221-4025

Janssen Pharmaceutica Patient Assistance Program All Jansen's prescription products (800) 544-2987

Knoll Pharmaceutical Company Indigent Patient Program Isoptin


Collagenase Santyl

Synthroid Write to:

Knoll Indigent Patient Program

Knoll Pharmaceutical Company

3000 Contenental Drive, North

Mount Olive, NJ 07828-1234

Att: Telemarketing

Lederile Laboratories Partners in Patient Care, Assistance Program Most Prescription Drugs (703) 706-5933

Eli Lilly and Company Lilly Cares Most Lilly prescription products (800) 545-6962

for Gemzar call

(888) 443-6927

The Liposome Company Financial Asststance Program for Abelect Abelcet (800) 335-5467

McNeil Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Program All prescription products (800) 281-5192

Merck Human Health Patient Assistance Program Most Merck products (800) 994-2111

for Crixivan call

(800) 850-3430

Ortho-Biotech Inc. Financial Assistance Program Procrit

Leustatin (800) 553-3851

Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp. Patient Assistance Program All prescription products (800) 281-5192

Parke-Davis Patient Assistance Program Accupril





Zarontin (908) 725-1247

Pasteur Merieux Connaught Indigent Patient Program Imovax


TheraCys (800) 822-2463

Pfizer Inc. Pfizer Prescription Assistance Most Pfizer products (800) 646-4455

for Diflucan and Zitromax call

(800) 868-9979

For certain Pfizer single-source products call

Sharing the Care

(800) 984-1500

In Arkansas call

The Arkansas Heath Care Access Foundation at

(800) 9508233 or (501) 221-3033

In Kentucky call

Kentucky Health Care Access Foundation at

(800) 633-8100 or

(502) 244-4214

In S. Corolina call

Commun-I-Care at

(800) 7630059 or

(803) 779-4875

Pharmacia and Upjohn Prescription Medication Assistance Program Most prescription products For Self-Administered products call

(800) 242-7014

For Non Self-Administered products call (800) 366-5570

Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals Inc. Patient Assistance Program Asacol




Macrobid (800) 448-4878

Rhone-Pouleng Rorer, Inc. Indigent Access Program Most prescription products (610) 454-811-

Roche Laboratories Roche Medical Needs Program Most Roche and former Syntex product line (800) 285-4484

Roxane Laboratories, Inc Patient Assistance Program Marinol




Viramune (800) 274-8651

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corp. Patient Assistance Program Clozaril





Parodel (800) 999-6673

Sanofi Winthrop Pharmaceuticals Needy Patient Program Most of their product line (800) 446-6267

Schering Labs / Key Pharmaceuticals Commitment to Care Most Schering/Key prescription drugs (800) 656-9485

Searle Patients in Need Many of the prescription drugs (800) 542-2526

Serono Laboratories, Inc. Helping Hand Program Metrodin


Serostim (617) 982-9000

SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals Access to Care Program Most of their product line (800) 546-0420

for Oncology products call (800) 699-3806

Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Patient Assistance Program Most of their product line (800) 788-9277

3M Pharmaceuticals Ingigent Patient Pharmaceutical Program Most drug products (800) 328-0255

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Norplant Foundation Norplant (703) 706-5933

Zeneca Pharmaceuticals Patient Assistance Program Most of their product line (800) 424-3727

I understand the financial impact on people who have lost their jobs, or have little to no income to cover prescription medications. I do not know if all of these are still available. Many patients have to try different medication combinations before they can find the one that helps.

I hope and pray that this information has helped someone today.
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