The Purdue Individual Patient Assistance Program provides certain medications at no cost to qualified low-income patients who do not have prescription drug coverage. Eligibility for this program is based on an individual’s income in relation to the Federal Poverty Level and other criteria. The prescription drug assistance program is administered by Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services, a subsidiary of Express Scripts. Applications to the program must be requested by a patient’s prescribing physician using the information below.
The Prescription Drug Program has developed several tools, released discount card programs, and pooled resources with other organizations with the same goal in mind: providing information and programs that serve the residents of Washington and their current needs for prescription drug purchasing assistance.
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. The PPA is free, confidential, and it is easy for patients to find programs for which they may eligible to apply. Offers a single point of access to information on 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including nearly 200 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. PPA member programs offer more than 2,500 brand-name medicines, including a wide range of generics. Helps patients contact government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. More than 40 of the assistance programs focus on the medication and health care needs of children. The PPA provides information on nearly 10,000 free health care clinics and has connected more than 300,000 patients with clinics and health care providers in their communities.
Consumer Reports did a price comparison and found that Costco has the lowest prescription drug prices. Secret shoppers called more than 200 pharmacies throughout the United States, shopping for five popular generic drugs. Costco was the least expensive overall, and you don’t need to be a member to use the pharmacy.