Expensive Prescription Drugs: A Few Resources For Those In Need

Jeanne Pinder | Clear Health Costs | June 3, 2013

We’ve all heard about astonishingly expensive  drugs, and about drug company resources for helping people afford them.

Here’s another resource:  ”When people in these circumstances need help, many turn to Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), while others apply for financial assistance through independent non-profits such as The HealthWell Foundation. PAPs – which are offered by state governments or drug makers – are designed for those who cannot afford the cost of medication. Groups like Partnership for Prescription Assistance, NeedyMeds, RxAssist, RxOutreach, and the National Center for Benefits (provided by the National Council on Aging), empower individuals to sort out their options and get connected to the PAP that’s right for them, sometimes even helping applicants fill out their paperwork...