The Prescription Drug Assistance Programs section of Medicare.gov: This site provides information on public and private programs for discounted or free medications. Patients can search for programs by location (state or ZIP code) or by pharmaceutical company.
Rxhope.com: A patient assistance company partially funded by the pharmaceutical manufacturers. It promises to speed requests for no-cost medications. The website includes information on which medicines are covered by assistance programs.
RxAssist: A nonprofit group that provides information to health care providers to help patients get medications.
Pfizer for Living Share Card: Card for low-income Medicare seniors (individual income less than $18,000; couple less than $24,000). Covers Dilantin, the most commonly prescribed seizure medicine for seniors, as well as Neurontin, Celontin, and Zarontin.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together Americaís pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program thatís right for them. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).