Prescription assistance for those with limited incomes
If you qualify under limited income guidelines, you could get help with your prescriptions. Government, drug company and other programs that offer free or discounted medications may be available to you.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Program: This program of the maker of Abilify, BuSpar and other drugs provides temporary assistance with medications to indigent patients who qualify.
Bridges to Access: GlaxoSmithKline’s patient assistance program provides GSK prescription medicines to eligible low-income U.S. residents who have no prescription drug benefits. (Cancer drugs excluded.) GSK makes Lamictal, Paxil, Wellbutrin and other drugs.
Free Medicine Program: This program can help you find free or low-costs meds. Their $5.00 fee is refunded if they can’t help you.
GSK Access: GlaxoSmithKline offers a patient assistance program for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan enrollees. (Cancer drugs excluded.)
The National Alliance on Mental Illness lists pharmaceutical companies that offer medication assistance programs to low-income individuals and families. Programs typically require a doctor’s consent and proof of financial status. They may also require that you have either no health insurance or no prescription drug benefit.
NeedyMeds is a non-profit organization that helps people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. They provide information about patient assistance programs, discount drug cards and government programs
Partnership for Prescription Assistance: This program brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients get the medicines they need. Many will get them free or nearly free. There are more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs
Together Rx Access: Sponsored by some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, this program can save you 25%-40% on over 275 brand-name prescription drugs, as well as a wide range of generic drugs. You must be a legal US resident, not eligible for Medicare, have no prescription drug coverage and meet household income requirement.