I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but yes there are phamaceutical companies that she can get help from. I'm in Oregon right now, and we are assisting many, many pts to fill out forms to get assistance with their medications.
I don't have all the info here at home, but I will get it together at work tomorrow for you/her, and post tomorrow. If you wish you can PM me the meds she is on, and I will be glad to give you the names, and would be willing to fax the forms to her, if we have them.
In fact if you have access to a PDR, you can find the names and phone numbers of the meds she is on, and usually the numbers are 800 ones.
Some of the programs require that the meds be sent to the MD for the first several months. Such as Smith-Kline, and then the pt. can re-order them. Some prgrams gives the pt. a 90 supply at a time of free meds. And some have a co-pay of $10-15 dollars for the meds. If you're able and or willing, just give me a fax number and I will fax the info I can gather to you/her.
Our clinic does have an insulin rep, we have been dealing with to get free insulin, so I will try and find out about this also.
I think it's awful what is happening to those who are disabled, and elderly in this state!
You're a good friend to be looking out for your friend!