Assistance with Prescription Drugs

Statistics show that adults over 65 years old consume more than 30 percent of all medications prescribed and purchase 40 percent of all over the counter medications.  Recent studies show that the average person over 65 takes between two and seven prescription medications daily.  As a caregiver, my 88 year old mother takes 4 medications.  One of her required medications has a $300.00 monthly price tag.  My mom does not have prescription coverage and has a limited income.  However, I was fortunate to discover a free resource called Partnership for Prescription Assistance.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medication they need through the program that is right for them.  My mother benefited from this program by getting her $300.00 prescription for free.

How does it work?

The mission of The Partnership for Prescription Assistance program is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and increase enrollment of those who are eligible.  The program offers a single point access to more than 475 public and private programs.  Many of these programs are offered by pharmaceutical companies.  The company did not charge for assistance.  I contacted the PPA Call Center- 1-888-477-2669.  There is also a great web site for learning more about the program.  http://www.pparx.org  After looking at the web site, I noticed they offer services for patients that have been impacted from natural disasters and may not have access to prescription medicines.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance program lifted a huge financial burden off the shoulders of our family.  PPA Call center can help with over 2,500 medicines.  The PPA will help you find the program that’s right for you.

 
 
 

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