Guest post: How to apply for help in paying for expensive drugs

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Samuel Rulon-Miller manages the blog the NeedyMeds Voice, part of NeedyMeds.org, a Massachusetts nonprofit with resources for people seeking help with the cost of medicine. Launched in January of 2013, the NeedyMeds Voice focuses on presenting readers with timely, provocative pieces on healthcare reform, patient advocacy, medication and healthcare access, and other health-related news. This […]

Expensive prescription drugs: a few resources for those in need

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

We’ve all heard about astonishingly expensive  drugs, and about drug company resources for helping people afford them. Here’s another resource:  “When people in these circumstances need help, many turn to Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), while others apply for financial assistance through independent non-profits such as The HealthWell Foundation. PAPs – which are offered by state governments or […]