Medication

Cancer medication – even co-pays — can be very expensive, but some pharmaceutical companies have prescription assistance programs offering discounted or FREE medications for those who are uninsured, under-insured or without prescription coverage for their breast cancer drugs.  Eligibility guidelines vary. To see whether you qualify, go to the website for the drug company that makes your medication.

You can also go to:

  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance: Check out their list of FREE pharmaceutical programs and other resources for financial assistance. Click Here, or call 888-4-PPA-NOW.
  • American Cancer Society:  Check out pages with questions and answers about how to find the right prescription drug assistance program. Click Here
  • CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation: This non-profit helps people being treated for cancer afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. The can also refer you to other resources. Click Here, or call 866-55- COPAY.

Here are some specific medications that offer some form of coverage:

  • Arimidex: AstraZeneca, the maker of Arimidex, offers a prescription savings program to help qualifying people afford their medication or get it for FREE. Click Here, or call 800-AZandME (292-6363).
  • Femara: Novartis, the maker of Femara, offers information on patient assistance. Click Here, or call 866-884-5906.
  • Aromasin:  Pfizer, the maker of Aromasin, has created Pfizer RXPathways to connect eligible patients to a range of assistance programs that offer insurance support, co-pay help and medicines for free or at a savings. Click Here, or call 844-989-PATH (7284).

Good to Know

  • Clinical Trials: Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have metastatic breast cancer, clinical trials can give breast cancer patients an opportunity to try new, FREE and sometimes life-saving treatments. Find out what’s available and whether you qualify. Click Here

 

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