Facts About PPA

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA):

  • Helps uninsured and financially struggling patients who lack prescription coverage get access to prescription assistance programs that offer medicines for free or nearly free
  • 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 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including nearly 200 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies
  • Includes programs offering more than 2,500 brand-name medicines, including a wide range of generics
  • Helps patients contact 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
  • Has connected more than 300,000 patients with clinics and health care providers in their communities

Helping Millions of Patients

  • Since its launch in April 2005, the PPA has connected more than 9 million people to patient assistance programs that may meet their needs
  • The patients helped through the PPA join the millions of other patients who have contacted individual biopharmaceutical company programs directly over the years

Who Is The PPA?

  • The PPA is sponsored by America’s biopharmaceutical research companies
  • These biopharmaceutical research companies are working with doctors, pharmacists, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to educate patients about the PPA
  • More than 1,300 leading national, state and local organizations have joined forces with the PPA
  • The groups behind the 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

Online Services

  • A user-friendly website (www.pparx.org) enables patients to find programs for which they may be eligible to apply
  • The PPA has dedicated a website to make it easier for patients to learn about help available for children, at kids.pparx.org
  • Patients can download and print out patient assistance program applications immediately