The Partnership for Prescription Assistance® (PPA):
- Helps connect uninsured and underinsured patients who struggle with affordable access to medicines to prescription assistance programs that offer medicines for free or nearly free.
- Is free, confidential, and easy for patients to find programs for which they may eligible to apply.
- Is free, confidential, and it is easy for patients to find programs for which they may eligible to apply.
- Offers a single point of access to information on more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including nearly 200 programs offered by biopharmaceutical companies.
- Helps patients connect with government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.
- Includes more than 40 assistance programs that focus on the health care needs of children.
- Provides information on nearly 10,000 free health care clinics accross the country.
- Has connected more than 1 million patients with clinics and health care providers in their communities.
Helping Millions of Patients
- Since its launch in April 2005, PPA has connected more than 10 million people to public and private patient assistance programs.
- The patients helped by PPA join the millions of other patients who have contacted individual biopharmaceutical company programs directly over the years.
Who Is PPA?
- PPA is sponsored by America’s biopharmaceutical research companies, and has a list of PhRMA member company programs available for download.
- These biopharmaceutical research companies are working with doctors, pharmacists, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to educate patients about PPA.
- More than 1,300 leading national, state and local organizations have joined forces with PPA.
- The groups behind PPA include the largest and most influential in health care, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Cancer Society, American College of Emergency Physicians, Easter Seals, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, United Way and the Urban League.