The PPA helps uninsured
and financially struggling patients who lack prescription coverage
get access to prescription assistance programs that offer medicines
for free or nearly free.
PPA is free, confidential, and it is easy for patients to find
programs for which they may eligible to apply.
a single point of access to information on 475 public and private
patient assistance programs, including nearly 200 programs offered by
member programs offer more than 2,500 brand-name medicines, including
a wide range of generics.
patients contact government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.
than 40 of the assistance programs focus on the medication and health
care needs of children.
PPA provides information on nearly 10,000 free health care clinics
and has connected more than a quarter of a million patients with
clinics and health care providers in their communities.
patients with chronic disease in learning about the types of new
medicines in development that may help them.
Millions of Patients
its launch in April 2005, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance
(PPA) has helped connect nearly 7 million people to patient
assistance programs that may meet their needs.
patients helped through the PPA join the millions of other patients
who have contacted individual pharmaceutical company programs
directly over the years.
Is The PPA?
PPA is sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research companies.
pharmaceutical research companies are working with doctors,
pharmacists, other health care providers, patient advocacy
organizations and community groups to educate patients about the PPA
than 1,300 leading national, state and local organizations have
joined forces with the PPA.
groups behind the PPA include the largest and most influential in
health care. They include the American Academy of Family Physicians,
American Cancer Society, American College of Emergency Physicians,
Easter Seals, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, United Way
and the Urban League.
user-friendly Web site (www.pparx.org)
enables patients to find programs for which they may be eligible to
PPA has dedicated a Web site to make it easier for patients to learn
about help available for children, (kids.pparx.org).
can download and print out patient assistance program applications
can call 1-888-477-2669 (toll free) to talk with a trained specialist
who will guide them through the application process.
call centers accepts calls in English, Spanish and approximately 150