Prescription Medication Assistance
The cost of medication has skyrocketed in the last few years.Below are resources to provide financial help in covering or discounting the cost of medications.
Rx Hope – RxHope is exactly what its name implies…a helping hand to people in need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have trouble affording. We act as your advocate in making the patient assistance program journey easier and faster by supplying vital information and help.
Needy Meds – NeedyMeds.org has information on medicine and healthcare assistance programs. Needy Meds has information on more than 2,000 clinics that charge little or nothing.
Many medications come in generic form and can be filled for as little as $4 for a 30 day supply. Information on generics is available here.
Medicare Part D
If you have (or are looking for) a Medicare Part D plan you need to first ask yourself if you need such a plan. Many seniors have discovered the PDP (Prescription Drug Plan) is not as cost effective as billed. For some, paying out of pocket or enrolling in a PAP (Patient Assistance Program) such as NeedyMeds (above) is a better use of their money.
Before enrolling in any PDP, go to the Medicare site on drug formulary's and find the best plan for your needs and budget.
Three low cost sources for mail-order prescriptions have proved to be reliable and beneficial.
BlueSky Drugs – Lower pricing than CrossBorder or Isra Meds on many popular medications.
Cross Border Pharmacy – A Canadian pharmacy that locates the best pricing on meds from all over the world.
Isra Meds – Low cost source, often less than Canadian drug pricing. Shipped with Kosher markings. Usually such packages do not get interrupted by U. S. Customs or the FDA.