Prescription Drug Assistance Programs
In order to improve patient access to drugs, several pharmaceutical companies have established drug assistance programs. See below for details on programs that provide assistance with common drugs used in the treatment of colorectal cancer.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
Together Rx Access
AMGEN - Vectibix
Amgen Oncology Assistance: 1-800-272-9376
In conjunction with the recent FDA approval of Vectibix (panitumumab), Amgen announced a new program, Amgen Oncology Assistance (AOA), to assist patients who are uninsured, underinsured or unable to afford their insurance copayments. Another way Amgen is improving access to care is the Vectibix Cap that will limit total patient copayments regardless of insurance or income.
Genentech - Avastin/Xeloda
Genentech Access to Care Foundation
1 DNA Way, MS #13A
South San Francisco, CA 94080
FAX: (650) 225-1366
Genentech has established the Genentech Access to Care Foundation to ensure patients have access to all Genentech marketed drugs. Since 1990, Genentech has donated $700 million of free product to uninsured patients. In order to qualify for this program, there are certain requirements including income restrictions.
Pfizer - Camptosar
Pfizer offers FirstRESOURCE to assist eligible, low income, uninsured and underinsured patients.
Bristol-Myers Squibb - Erbitux
Erbitux Patient Assistance Program: 1-800-736-0003
Bristol-Myers Squibb offers assistance to patients who receive or plan to receive Erbitux. Patients must meet eligibility requirements.
Sanofi-Aventis - Oxaliplatin
Patient Assistance Program: 1-800-996-6626
Patients who meet eligibility requirements can receive assistance with drugs as well as alternative services to help locate other avenues of help during their treatment.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Copay Assistance: 1-866-512-3861
Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) announces the launch of a pain fund to serve patients suffering with chronic pain. Patients and providers can contact the Co-Pay Relief Program toll-free at 1-866-512-3861 to initiate a request for assistance. In addition CPR also offers providers the opportunity to enroll patients into the program through a secure web based application service. Interested patients and providers should visit the program's website at http://www.copays.org to register. Patients must financially and medically qualify to access co-payment assistance.