Financial Help With Meds

  1. MY BROTHER WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST WEEK AND HAS BEEN PUT ON ZOLOFT AND ZYPREXA. HE LIVES WITH MY PARENTS ,DOES NOT WORK AND HAS NO INSURANCE. HE WAS PUT IN ON EMERGENCY DETENTION. WE CAN ALREADY SEE AN IMPROVEMENT. BUT MY PARENTS CANNOT AFFORD THIS MEDICATION. ARE THERE ANY PROGRAMS WE CAN LOOK INTO THAT WILL HELP WITH THE EXPENSE? ANY HELP AT THIS POINT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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  3. by   lmkrn
    Kenzielane, both Lilly and Pfizer have programs for the uninsured . check the 'Pfizer Connection To Care ' website although that site may be medicare specific . Lilly also has programs possibly under the ' Lilly Answers ' site.The problem with both of these arrangements is they can take weeks to set up (but are VERY helpful once in place). Your brother has a social worker in the hospital who has more info regarding programs at the state/county level. Before he is released from the hospital meet with his doctor to discusss follow up arrangements .His out patient doctor may have samples or coupons of either or both meds . These meds are both expensive if you have to pay cash for them and he may need them indefinitely, very few people could afford them without some kind of assistance from insurance, state aid , pharamcuetical assistance . Good Luck !!! Your brother is lucky to have a sister as concerned and proactive as you .
  4. by   nursethis
    In addition to the programs noted above, I frequently use a site called "Needymeds.com" This site has listings of most all medications, manufacturers, and patient Assistance Programs....very helpful.

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