I was on a prescription a while back and the Dr. gave me a coupon to get the first one filled for free, imagine my surprise when my husband went back to refill it for me and was told it would be $260 and it was too new to have a generic and wouldn’t have a generic for 2 years!
The Dr. changed the prescription, but as I was reading up on it the first one I was on was superior with less side effects. So, I decided to find out what I could do about it. I wanted to be back on the other medicine but couldn’t wasn’t going to pay that much for it!
In my research I found that most pharmaceutical companies have a program where you can get it directly from them at a discount or even free!
My particular prescription was made by Merck and I found that they have a Patient Assistance Program! I was able to apply and in no time got my prescriptions mailed to me for free.
You can qualify for some of these programs if you are a US citizen, are uninsured, and your income doesn’t exceed $43,320 or less for individuals, $58,280 or less for couples, or $88,200 or less for a family of 4.
I was thrilled to find this information! Times are hard and many people don’t have insurance and can’t afford their prescriptions, so make sure to do your research!