Aug. 28th, 2010

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USA Prescription drug assistance: x-posted

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The National MS Society website: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx. Search for "Finding Lower-Priced Prescription Drugs" or "medication assistance" to find information on various assistance programs.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA): Funded by American pharmaceutical research companies, PPA helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free. Offering a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including nearly 200 offered by pharmaceutical companies, several specific to persons with MS and MS medications; PPA works to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible.

website: www.pparx.org
phone: 1-888-4PPA-NOW

You can also get to PPA through the http://www.phrma.org/about_phrma website for The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), representing the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies. Click on "Patient Assistance Programs"

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National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD): Established in 1983, NORD is a non-profit, voluntary health agency that exists to serve persons with rare diseases, including MS. NORD has a section regarding mediction: http://www.rarediseases.org/programs/medication

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Needy Meds: NeedyMeds is also a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 by Richard Sagall, MD, and Libby Overly, MSW, as a resource of information about patient assistance programs (PAPs). Their website is: www.needymeds.org

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