Drug Assistance Programs From Pharmaceutical Companies

Drug assistance programs from pharmaceutical companies can help provide medications for free or at a discount. Eligibility requirements vary with each program, but most have income limits. Some programs will cover several medications, while others are disease specific. If you are on several medications, then you may have to apply for different programs for each prescription.

Merck Patient Assistance Program

Merck has a patient assistance program that will provide free or discounted Merck medications to those who qualify. Requirements for consideration in the program include being a U.S. resident, having a prescription for a Merck medication from a licensed doctor, not having insurance or prescription drug coverage and falling within the income limits set by Merck. Some medications that are covered under the Merck Patient Assistance Program include Singulair, Clarinex, Cozaar and Zetia. A maximum of three medications may be listed on one application. If approved, you will need to reapply every 12 months.

Merck Patient Assistance Program

P.O. Box 690

Horsham, PA 19044-9979



Wyeth Pharmaceutical Assistance Foundation

Wyeth Pharmaceutical Assistance Foundation provides certain medications to qualifying patients for free. Eligibility guidelines include financial need, not having government or private insurance, earning less than 200\% of the poverty guidelines set by the Department of Health and Human Services and being a resident of the United States or Puerto Rico. Covered medications include Effexor, Phospholine Iodide, Premarin, Pristiq, Protonix and Trecator. Participants in the Wyeth Pharmaceutical Assistance Foundation must reapply every year.

Wyeth Pharmaceutical Assistance Foundation

P.O. Box 66762

St. Louis, MO 63166-6762



ENcourage Foundation

The ENcourage Foundation has a program to eligible patients that will provide Enbrel, a medicattion used for psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, for free. To qualify, you must be a U.S. resident, have a financial need and be uninsured. If you are underinsured or on Medicare, you may qualify if certain conditions are met. Program participants must reapply after one year.

ENcourage Foundation

P.O. Box 4133

Gaithersburg, MD 20879