Medications can be a very important part of managing a medical condition, often in conjunction with other therapies and healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, as many patients know, they can also be one of the most expensive aspects of a treatment plan. What some people may not know is that a number of pharmaceutical companies offer assistance for patients to help cover certain medications. You can often find information on the medication manufacturer’s website on how to go about applying for free or discounted medication, but here is another great resource that is searchable for a variety of medications: RxASsist.org
This site provides a searchable database for two types of applications: those that need to be completed by your physician’s office, and applications that a patient is able to complete and submit on his or her own.
Not all medications have assistance programs available, but this is a great place to start finding out if there is help to cover your medications.