Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s
pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers,
patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying
patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they
need through the public or private program that’s right
for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission
is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost
enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership
for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to
morke than 475 public and private patient assistance programs,
including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone,
you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).
Also check out:
Novartis' Patient Assistance Program.
Pfizer MAINTAIN™ Program: A Free Medicines Program for Newly Unemployed Americans
In an effort to help recently unemployed Americans, Pfizer has developed "Medicines Assistance for Those Who are in Need (MAINTAIN)." To learn more about the MAINTAIN program and how it can help individuals in your community, please visit www.PfizerHelpfulAnswers.com. Also, check out the flyer and fact sheet about MAINTAIN.
Free Clinic Database
This useful link can help you find Free Clinics in your area.
This link is provided by the Partnership for Prescription Assistance
RX Help for CA
Rx Help For Californians is a program that connects qualified,
low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from
the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Our mission is to increase awareness
of and enrollment in existing patient assistance programs for
those who may be eligible. Rx Help For Californians offers a single
point of access to public and private patient assistance programs,
including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 or older,
people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all
ages with End Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring
dialysis or transplant). The "Original Medicare" program
has two parts: Part A (Hospital Insurance), and Part B (Medical
Insurance). Neither Part A nor Part B pays for all of a covered
person's medical costs. The program contains premiums, deductibles
and co-pays (payments due from the covered individual). Only a
few special cases exist where prescription drugs are covered by
Original Medicare, but as of January 2006, Medicare Part D provides
more comprehensive drug coverage. Medicare Advantage plans are
another way for beneficiaries to receive their Part A, B and D
Health Education Council
The Health Education Council began operations in 1979 as the
Hypertension Council. In 1991 we changed our name to the Health
Education Council, serving populations at risk, and incorporated
as private 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. The Health Education
Council conducts grant funded local, regional, state and national
health education programs targeting at risk populations; specifically
the medically underserved, diverse ethnic populations and other
communities. Through collaborative efforts with other organizations
and individuals, Council programs are guided by partnerships and
coalition leadership to best serve specific communities and populations.
Please contact us with any questions about our organization or
Chronic diseases – long-lasting illnesses or conditions,
such as heart disease, asthma, mental illness, cancer, and diabetes
– are responsible for more deaths and disability in Fresno
County than any thing else, according to a new study. But it doesn’t
have to be that way. The tools for preventing chronic diseases
are well established and well known. Health care professionals
advise that maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in regular
physical activity can prevent or delay the onset of most chronic
diseases and may also lessen the effects of depression –
a condition that burdens millions of Americans.
The California Department of Health and Human Services
"To Protect and Improve the Health of All Californians”
This website has links and resources relating to the general health
of California, links to the Governors budget, and any updates
relevant to California Health
The Office of the Patient Advocate
The Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA) is an independent office
in state government charged with informing and educating consumers
about their rights and responsibilities as HMO enrollees. Established
in July 2000, OPA is required to annually publish an internet-based
report card on the quality of HMO services, develop consumer education
materials and programs, advise the Department of Managed Health
Care regarding consumer issues, and collaborate with government
and community-based patient advocacy organizations.
People confronting serious illness or disease need to know -- perhaps more than anything else -- that they are not alone. Sharing Miracles is a forum for people to relate their own personal stories of hope and survival. Every patient's battle is unique, but the collective power of shared experiences can offer great help and courage to others who are fighting for their lives. Share your own story of hope and triumph.
Innovations in Medicine
Innovation.org, a project of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, is a place to discuss and learn about pharmaceutical innovation. The entire industry invested an estimated $55.2 billion in 2006 in discovering and developing new medicines. PhRMA members alone spent $43 billion on R&D. Innovation.org seeks to provide space for an exchange of ideas about pharmaceutical innovation, raise awareness of the critical issues facing pharmaceutical innovation and communicate essential information about the nature of pharmaceutical discovery, the challenges it faces, the value it provides, and the future promise it holds.
Dangers of Imported Drugs
BuySafeDrugs.info is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) to provide information on safe, legal ways patients can save on prescription drugs, to educate patients on the risks of importing medicines, and to explain why legalizing importation is bad public policy. The site was designed to be a clearinghouse for the latest news, policies, opinion and research on prescription drug importation and provides news alerts and information about alternatives to importation.
A Prescription for a Healthy Planet
The SMARxT DISPOSAL™ campaign is designed to raise awareness about the potential environmental impact from improperly disposed of medications and to provide proactive guidance through proper disposal alternatives.
Beyond the Healing
This site is an online effort of PhRMA to encourage people to share their stories about how PhRMA has positively changed their lives through various programs to help them gain access to the medicines they need. We invite you to explore the ways PhRMA is changing more than just medicine.