How To Get Free Medicine
Copyright 2012 by Michael Sherwood
Published at Smashwords
The Solution that may
help you receive the medicines you need without the expense.
More than 50 million Americans were uninsured in 2011
Paying for prescription drugs can be a hardship, especially if you have no insurance or do not make enough money to pay for expensive medication. Prescription drugs have become so expensive that some patients are resorting to drastic measures, such as skipping doses to make their prescription last longer, others simply stop filling their prescriptions. Many people are left with the difficult choice of providing food for their family or buying the prescription drugs they need.
Free medicines are made available through patient assistance programs run by the pharmaceutical companies themselves. Many people are unaware of these programs. Most drug companies will send the medication for a patient free of charge. In a few situations, the patient may be asked to pay a small co-pay. For the majority of the medications you will complete an application, provide valid income documentation, have your doctor sign it, send it in and then receive the medication free. The paperwork required to apply for free medicine is different for each drug manufacturer. Each pharmaceutical company has its own individual requirements to determine eligibility.
If you can't afford to pay for your prescriptions and you're thinking of applying to a drug maker for assistance, first find out who manufactures the medication you take. If it's not listed on your prescription bottle, check with your pharmacist or doctor. Below there is a list of over 135 pharmaceutical manufactures and their contact information. The pharmaceutical manufactures and medicines are constantly changing, if you do not see the pharmaceutical manufacture for your prescription below look them up on the internet, contact them and ask if they have a patient assistance program.