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Medication Manufacturers' Indigent Drug Programs


Most people don't realize that pharmaceutical companies produce a great deal of written information about disease and treatment. They are required by law to provide detailed descriptions about the drugs that they manufacture, but most also produce more general information for the public about the diseases that their drugs treat, also.


In addition to this free material, almost all pharmaceutical compaies also have an "Indigent Drug Program", which provides medications to people who cannot afford them. Your physician must apply to these programs on your behalf, but you can call and obtain the applications and information yourself. Amounts and eligibility will vary greatly from program to program.


Below is a list of companies that have indigent drug programs:


3M Pharmaceuticals

(800) 328-0255

Products include: Most drug products sold by 3M


Allergan, Inc.

2525 Dupont Drive

Irvine, CA 92713

(800) 347-4500 ext. 6421

Products include: Alphagan, Betagen, Epifrin

(800) 999-6673

Products include: Botox


Alza Pharmaceuticals

(415) 962-4243

Products include: Ditrpan XL, Ehtyol injection, Progesatser, Testoderm, Urispas



(888) 272-9376

Products include: Epogen (only for patients on dialysis), Neupogen



(877) 229-1241

Products include: Actiq


Astra USA, Inc.

(800) 488-FAIR (488-3247)

Products include: Foscavir injection


Baxter Healthcare Corporation

(800) 423-2090

Products include: A Patient Assistance Program is being developed for Gammagard S/D and should be ready in about 3-4 months.


Bayer Corporation

(800) 998-9180

Products include: Adalat, Adalat CC, Anaguard, Anakit, Biltricide, Chlo-amine, Cipro Cipro IV, Cortdome Suppositories, Domepaste Bandages, DTIC Dome, Mezlan, Mithracin MRV, Nimotop, Precose, Stilphostrol, Tridesilon, Zenomil Maintenance, Baycol


Berlex Laboratories

(800) 888-4112

Products include: Betapace, Betaseron for SC Injection, Quadramat, Quinaglute Dura-Tabs

(800) 473-5832

Products include: Fludara


Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(800) 556-8317

Products include: All products covered except controlled substances


Boots Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Boots Cares Program

300 Tri-State International Center

Suite 200

Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4415

Attn: Sandy Bauco

Products include: Synthroid tablets


Bristol-Myers Squibb

(800) 272-4878

Products include: Bicnu (BCNU), Blenoxane, Ceenu (CNU), Cytoxan, Hydrea, Ifex/Mesna, Lysodren, Megace, Mutamycin, Paraplatin, Platinol, Rubex, Taxol, Vepesid, Verit, Videx


Ciba-Geigy Corporation

(800) 257-3273, (800) CHIRON-8 (245-7668)

Products include: Aredia, Cytadren, Actigall, Anafranil, Anturane, Apresazide, Apresoline, Brethaire, Brethine, Cataflam, Desferal, Esidrix, Esimil, Estraderm, Habitrol, Ismelin, Lamprene, Lioresal, Lopressor, Lopressor/HCT Lotensin, Lotensin/HCT, Ludiomil, PBZ, Regitine, Rimactane, Ser-Ap-Es, Slow-K, Tegretol, TEN-K, Tofranil, Tofranil-PM, Transderm-Scop, Transdermal-Nitro, Voltaren


Connaught Laboratories, Inc.

(717) 839-4617

Products include: TheraCys BCG live intravesical


ConvaTec Professional Services - A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

P.O. Box 5254

Princeton, NJ 08543-5254

(800) 422-8811

Convatec is a manufacturer of ostomy, wound care and incontinence products.


DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company

Products include: All non-controlled prescription products


Eli Lilly and Company

(800) 545-6962

Products include: Most Lilly products and insulins except controlled substances


Fisons Pharmaceuticals

Gastrocon Patient Assistance Program

P.O. Box 1766

Rochester, NY 14603-1766

Products include: Gastrocrom capsules


Gastron Patient Assistance Program

775 Jefferson Road

P.O. Box 1766

Rochester, NY 14603

(888) 963-3382

Products include: Gastrocrom oral concentrate


Genentech, Inc.

(800) 879-4747

Products include: Actimmune, Activase, Protropin, Nutrpoin


Glaxo Wellcome

Customer Service: (800) 334-0032

Patient Assistance: (800) 722-9294

Reimbursement Line: (800) 423-6869, (800) 745-2967

Products include: Aleran, Blenoxane, Leukeran, Myleran, Navelbine, Purinethol, Zofran, Zovirax, and all other Glaxo Wellcome products


Hoechst-Marion-Roussel, Inc.

(800) 221-4025

Customer Information Line: (800) 552-3656

Products include: Carafate, Diabeta, Lasix, Trental, and other prescription products (except Rifadin, Rifamate, Rifater, Tenuate)



(800) 466-8639, (206) 587-0430

Products include: Leukine, Novantrone, Thioplex, and all other currently marketed Immunex prescription products



(800) 544-2987

Products include: Duragesic, Ergamisol, Hismanal, Imodium, Nizoral tablets, Propulsid, Sporanox capsules, Vermox


Knoll Pharmaceutical Company

(800) 524-2474

Products include: Isoptin, Rythmol, Santyl, Synthroid, Tarka, and Mavik


Liposome Company, Inc.

Financial Assistance Program: (800) 335-5476

Reimbursememt: (800) 345-2252

Executive Offices: (609) 452-7060

Products include: Abelcet


McNeil Pharmaceutical

(800) 682-6532

Products include: Prescription products prescribed according to approved labeled indications and dosage regimens


Merck Human Health Division

(800) NSC-MERCK (672-6372)

Products include: Many Merck products


Miles Inc. Pharmaceutical Division

(800) 998-9180

Products include: All Miles, Inc. prescription medications used as recommended in prescribing information


Nabi (formerly known as Univax)

(800) 789-2099

Products include: WinRho SDF



Patient Support Program: (888) 455-6655

Products include: Clorazil

Patient Assistance Program: (800) 257-3273

Products Include: Aredia, Actigall, Desferal, Diovan, Dynacirc, Dynacirc CR, Estraderm, Femara, Lamisil, Lamprene, Lescol, Lotensin, Lotensin HCT, Lotrel, Metopirone, Micalcin, Migranal, Vivelle, Voltaren XR 100mg


Ortho Biotech

(800) 553-3851

Products include: Leustatin, Procrit



(908) 725-1247

Products include: Most Parke-Davis medications, including Accupril, Cilatin, Cognex, Lipitor, Loestrin, Neurotin, Rezulin, Zarontin


Pfizer, Inc.

(800) 646-4455

Products include: Diflucan, and all other Pfizer products


Pharmacia & Upjohn

(800) 242-7014

Products include: Adriamycin, Adrucil, Azulfidine, Dipentum, EMCYT, Fragmin, Idamycin, Meosar, Mycotubin, Vincasar, Zinecard


Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers' of America (PhRMA)



Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(800) 448-4878

Products include: Actonel, Alora, Ascol, Dantrium capsules, Didronel, Helidac, Macrobid, Macrodantin


Purdue Frederick

(203) 853-0123

(888) 278-7383 ext. 4111 (Physicians Only)

Products include: MS Contin, MSIR, Oxy Contin, OXYIR, OXYFAST


Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.

(610) 454-8110

Products include: All products are eligible, with some limitations on supply


Roche Laboratories

OncoLine/HelpLine: (800) 443-6676

Products include: FUDR, Roferon-A, Vesanoid, Xeloda

(800) 526-6367

Products include: All Roche products except for Versed, Lariam, Toradol, and Romazicon



Patient Assistance: (800) 274-8651

Customer Service: (800) 520-1631

Medical Information: (800) 327-4865

Products include: Marinol, Oramorph, Roxanol, Roxicodane, Viramune



(800) 447-6673, (203) 746-8958

The second number is to NORD, Inc., the parent company of Sandoz. Products include: Clorazil, DynaCirc, Eldepryl, Lescol, Sandimmune, Sandoglobulin, Sandostatin


Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(800) 446-6267 (choose option 2 twice)

Products include: Aralen, Danocrine, Drisdol, Hytakerol, Mytelase, NegGram, pHisoHex, Primaquine, Skelid (800) 675-8412 Products include: Photofrin


Schering Plough Oncology

(800) 521-7157

Products include: Eulexin, Farestron, Intron-A, Rebetron



(800) 542-2526 (Physicians Only)

Products include: Aldactazide, Aldactone, Arthrotec, Calan, Calan SR, Celebrex, Cytotec, Kerlone, Norpace, Norpace CR


Sequus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(800) 375-1658

(650) 323-9011 (Corporate)

Products include: Amphotec, Doxil


Serono Laboratories, Inc.

(781) 982-9000

Products include: Metrodin (FSH)


Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

NORD Matulane Patient Assistance Program

Contact: Michele McCourt

(203) 746-6518

Products include: Matulane


Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

Access to Care Program

1 Franklin Plaza FP 1320

P.O. Box 7929

Philadelphia, PA 19101-7929

(800) 546-0420

Products include: Amoxil, Augmentin, Bactroban, Compazine, Dyazide, Famvir, Kytril, Relafen, Riduara, Tagamet, and most other Smithkline Beecham prescription products


Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

c/o Phoenix Marketing

1 Phoenix Drive

Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

Attn: Patient Assistance Program

(800) 788-9277

Products include: Most Solvay products


Tap Pharmaceuticals

(800) 453-8438

Products include: Lupron


Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

Norplant Supply and Removal Program: (800) 760-9030

Products include: Norplant

Indigent Patient Program:

John E. James

Professional Services IPP

555 East Lancaster Avenue

St. Davids, PA 19087

Products include: Various products (not including II, III, or IV products)


Zeneca Pharmaceuticals Foundation

(800) 424-3727

Products include: Arimidex, Casodex, Nolvadex, Zoladex

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Guest Margaret

When I read posts like this, I am so glad that I live in the UK.  I have been paying something just under ?100 a year for all of my drugs.  Now that I have been diagnosed with adrenal insuffiency, I get all of my drugs free.  This is not just the steroids but the drugs for my other conditions  -  even, perish the thought, surgical stockings and should I ever need them trusses (are they still used?!) and wigs.  I've forgotten the complete list.  All disabled people get essential equipment free, for example, I have a manual wheelchair, an indoor power chair, grab rails in the bathroom, a shower seat, a shower step, a perching stool to use in the kitchen, walking sticks and other 'bits and bobs'.  Some are provided by the health authority, others by Social Services but all are free.



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? Great listing MaryO...just wish I had my computer printer up and running I would print the info and spread it around. ?TEEHEE.... ?I have been told so many times that nothing like that is available but I am no dummy, I know there is help out there. ?Again thanks for the info and i will put it to good use. hehe.gif ?hehe.gif




? ? ? ? ? Shout it to the Mountin Tops!!!!!

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Guest SuziQ2

This is similiar to what I posted in Prescription Drugs in the Hospitals and Doctors forum.  


There are so many programs available if we all knew how to find them.  Lynne even found some programs that help with transportation and lodging.  I don't know if she ever posted them.  Guess I should ask.  She found these at NORD, the National Orgnization for Rare Diseases.


Miss Sue

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