Sequus Pharmaceuticals 800 375 1658 products include amphotec, doxil
Serono Labs 781 982 9000 products include metrodin
Simthkline Beecham 800 546 0420
Access to Care program
1 Franklin plaza FP 1320
PO Box 7929
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7929
products inlcude amoxil, augmentin, bactroban, compazine, dyazide, famvir, kytril, relafen, riduara, most other products
Tap Pharmaceuticals 800 453 8438 products including lupron
Indigent Patient program:
John E James
professional services IPP
555 East Lancaster Ave
St. Davids, PA 19087 various products
Zeneca Pharmaceuticals 800 424 3727 products inlcude arimidex, casodex, zoladex
Ok that's it folks. I really have obtained meds for patients through some of these programs. Some of the info might be outdated, if it's a program I have not dealt with for awhile.
And just because the med you are seeking for a patient is not listed here does NOT mean it might not be a product that can be obtained. My list is not comprehensive by any means.
There is usually a 5 dollar cost for a 3 month supply of meds once they qualify to cover shipping costs. It can be a pain to get them into a program to start with. but once in, they can get their refills every 3 months without having to complete all the paperwork again. They usually will not ship directly to the patient, but to their doctors office. The office can then call the patient and let them know to pick up their medications.
Seniors that have medications coverage, but, say for example, they capped out prior to the end of the year can usally get their meds through these programs.
Hope I didn't drive anyone crazy with these lists............in a time when I felt I wasn't helping patients as much as I could, getting their prescription medications for them at no cost or lower cost was one of the times when I felt i did help! It's worth the hassle. And once you do it, you get the hang of how to do it more easily......
And I updated page 1 to describe the process a little more clearly.
Forgive any typos.
Last edit by movealong on Mar 13, '04
Mar 13, '04
I have actually dealt with Tapp and Mereck recently for a resident who has no insurence and pays privately for his meds ($500 a MONTH before Pt. assistence programs like the ones you have listed)
The only thing I'd like to add is that some of the Companies you have listed (I know Tapp and Mereck) will only send the meds to the Dr., who than has to forward this to the patient. Small thing- but one Dr. had a fit about it. Best to know in advance.
Mar 13, '04
Wisconsin now has a website if people choose to order meds form Canada.