• What is Medicare Part D?

    There are many resources available that can help patients in need receive partial or total coverage for essential medications. Medicare is one such program. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant). There were 54 million Americans covered under Medicare in 2014. Read More About What is Medicare Part D?

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  • In-Store Clinics: The New Norm?

    You can add “getting that cough checked out” to your shopping list, right next to eggs and milk. Local grocery and drug stores across the country are incorporating retail health clinics into their brick and mortar locations. These in-store clinics are increasingly available consumer resources for non-life-threatening, but common ailments such as sore throats, ear infections, urinary tract infections, pink eye, and sinus infections. Read More About In-Store Clinics: The New Norm?

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  • Join the PPA Community

    If you’ve fallen on hard times, take heart. There’s help out there for people who are sick or financially struggling, and there’s a community of like-minded people who can relate to your challenges and help pull you through. That’s what community is all about, and you’ll find a great one at the Partnership for Prescription Assistance. Read More About Join the PPA Community

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  • PhRMA Member Companies Invested $51.2 Billion in R&D in 2014

    The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) announced that its member companies have invested more than $600 billion in the search for new treatments and cures since 2000 – including an estimated $51.2 billion in 2014 alone. The biopharmaceutical industry invests more in R&D, pouring as much as six times more in R&D, relative to sales, than average U.S. manufacturers. 

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  • Resources

    Finding Support: Financial and Emotional

    Finding Support: Financial and Emotional Patients facing long-term medical care often require much more than financial assistance – on-going emotional support is critical to the well-being of patients and their loved ones. Finding Financial Support Even with insurance, treating a chronic medical condition can be expensive. If you or a loved one is in need of financial support for a disease or condition, there are a number of resources available. Read More About Finding Support: Financial and Emotional

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