Aventis Patient Assistance Programs

Even for those with insurance, prescription medications can be expensive if the co-pays are high. For those lacking insurance or a prescription medication plan, the costs of drugs can keep necessary treatment out of reach. The international pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis has several programs to aid patients in obtaining medications if affordability is a problem. Low-income patients may receive prescriptions for free.

Patient Assistance Pact Program

Sanofi-Aventis offers a special program for those facing cancer and unable to afford chemotherapy drugs. Among the chemotherapy drugs included in the Sanofi-Aventis Patient Assistance Pact Program are Taxotere, the brand name for docetaxel; Anzemet, or dolasetron mesylate; Elitek, or rasburicase; Niladron, or nilutamidel and Eloxatin or oxaliplatin injection.. Eligible patients in the U.S. must be legal residents and meet financial qualifications. They must also be under treatment by a licensed medical professional authorized to prescribe and administer such medications.




Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Sanofi-Aventis participates in the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, which brings drug companies, medical professionals and community organizations together to aid eligible patients with no prescription coverage in obtaining their medications, at little or no cost. Qualification varies according to the individual program, but most patients must meet certain income guidelines. Other factors include U.S. citizenship or veteran status and overall patient assets. Designed to meet immediate needs, patients cannot sign up in advance for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance program.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance



U.S. Patient Assistance Program

Sanolfi-Aventis' own Patient Assistance Program for U.S. residents offers certain of its medications to individuals who cannot afford to pay for them. Eligibility includes income levels and other criteria. The medications in the program include the brand name Allegra, or fexofenadine HCl; Lantus, or insulin glargine; Noritate Cream. or metronidazole; Drisdol, or ergocalciferol; Skelid, or tiludronate disodium; Carac Cream, or fluorouracil cream; Aplenzin, or bupropion hydrobromide; Nasacort AQ, or triamcinolone acetonide; Hiprex, or methenamine hippurate and many others.

Sanofi-Aventis U.S.

U.S. Patience Assistance Center

55 Corporate Drive

Bridgewater, NJ 08807