Prescription Options

Helpful Prescription Options

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 We try to address some of the medication alternatives below; medication management, Medicare Part D, prescription reminders, and patient assistance programs called PAP’s, offered by the pharmaceutical companies to help you stay healthier and/or save money. Scroll down to see all the options or click on the specific one for which you want more information. We have included links to helpful websites.

Primary options to improve medication compliance.

  1. Just simple reminders through a Medical Alert system that has a reminder service.
  2. A health care professional can be hired to come to your home and sort your pills into easy open containers providing for individual doses.  They can handle all prescription refill needs with the doctor and pharmacy. In addition, optional daily medication reminders can be programmed through the medical alert service, a reminder service, or a medication dispenser.
  3. Medication Dispensers that are monitored for compliance.

Click on this link to find out more

 

Medicare Part D
Click on this link to learn more about your Medicare Part D options.

 

Patient Assistance Programs
Many of the pharmaceutical manufacturers offer Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) to those with no insurance and/or low income. These programs offer great assistance to many on expensive medications. The assistance ranges from discounted pricing for medication to even some being offered for free. Each program is slightly different and each has certain criteria that must be met. Always let your doctor know if you can’t afford the medications they prescribe. There may be generic or alternative medications available, they can provide you with free samples, or assist you with signing up for the PAPs.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Program
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s 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 that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Offers an online wizard to check eligibility for any prescription assistance program.

The National Council on the Aging
Provides access to potential assistance through BenefitsCheckUp program Answer some questions to find benefit programs that can help you pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more.

National Disease Foundations & Programs
Various organizations offer assistance with prescriptions. Specific disease organizations may offer assistance and referrals to clinical drug trials. See if you may qualify for any of these special programs.

 

Here are some helpful links, just click on the name:

Medicarerights.org 

Alzheimer’s Association 

American Cancer Society 

American Diabetes Association 

American Heart Association 

American Lung Association 

America Parkinson Disease Association

American Society of Hypertension 

Cancer Care 

Epilepsy Foundation 

Leukemia & Lymphona Society 

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation 

National Lipid Association 

National Parkinson Foundation 

Thyroid Foundation of America

 


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