Free (or Almost Free) Prescription Medications: Where and How to Get Them is a step-by-step guide to over 168 assistance programs offering thousands of prescription medicines for free (or almost free) to those who qualify. All of these programs require that you have no insurance that provides prescription coverage and that you are ineligible for state Medicaid. These programs have income guidelines, but only 13 of them require your income to be less than $715 per month for a single person. Most of the programs allow a monthly income between $1,079 and $3,210 for single persons. Each drug company program has its own listing that includes everything you need to know in order to apply for medications: .The name, address, and toll free phone number of each drug company,.Eligibility requirements,.Instructions on how to enroll in the program, .What your doctor will have to do,.What you will have to do,.Where the medication can (and cannot) be mailed,.The amount of medication you are eligible to receive, .How long you will have to wait to receive your medication, and The number of refills you will be allowed.Take advantage of the savings offered by these free (or almost free) drug company programs by following the simple instructions in this book.
The pharmaceutical industry is often criticized for being too concerned about profits. Yet most drug companies have financial assistance programs that help patients buy prescription medication if they meet certain eligibility criteria. The author, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, lost his health insurance coverage in 1999. After finding one drug manufacturer that had such a program, he figured that there must be others and went on to compile this valuable book, which identifies 168 similar programs. Each listing gives the name, address, and phone number of the company involved along with the qualifications for assistance and clear instructions on how to enroll in the program. Other program details include the medications covered, the amount of medication a person can receive, how long drug delivery takes, and the number of refills allowed. Users can look up the programs either by the drug manufacturer's name or the medication's brand name. Aside from manufacturers' web sites (which would have been useful to include), this reviewer knows of no other place where this information can be found. Highly recommended for all public and medical libraries. Natalie Kupferberg, Biological Sciences/Pharmacy Lib., Ohio State Univ., Columbus Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
David Johnson grew up in Michigan and now lives in the Pacific Northwest with his trusty sidekick Augie D. Dogg, two children, and two granddaughters. He earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University in 1974, and he is currently working on his B.S. degree in Sociology. David says: We look around us and see things we feel or know should be changed. Our first thought is 'I am only one person. I cannot solve such a huge problem. What can I do?' David has shown that one person can do something and make a difference. What you do may not solve the entire problem, but it may solve a small piece of the problem.