Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Free Drugs

We help patients every day find their medication for free through patient assistance programs. So it seems only right to recognize the companies who give the most away. Without these programs, the uninsured would have no medicine. I'm grateful that pharmaceuticals do this. I'm not saying they're perfect, but I am saying that they do a good thing with these programs. Jennifer


  1. Shire is great for Pentasa. They faxed my doctor the paperwork (basically asking for a specific dx of crohn's disease at that time) and delivered the medicine to her office.

    I called the toll free number and spoke to someone because a few years ago the website said they were unable to provide patient assistance. Turned out they did and they were great about it.


  2. All the information on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs plus hundreds of other programs is available for free at www.needymeds.org. Each workday over 13,000 people visit our site. We have all the applications on the website.

    Our information is ease to access, updated regularly, and free. We gather no information about our users.

    You don't have to pay to apply to these programs. Most are easy to apply to and respond quickly.

    We also offer a free drug discount card. No registration is required and anyone is eligible to use it. The average savings is 40%-45% with occasional savings of up to 75% or even more.

    Rich Sagall, MD
    NeedyMeds, Inc.
    P.O. Box 219
    Gloucester, MA 01931

  3. Thanks, Rich. We use NeedyMeds all day every day. It is our one go-to website for finding patient assistance programs. There's a link to NeedyMeds on our website, and I'm glad Rich came by here to remind us of the GREAT work NeedyMeds does to keep us all informed. J