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USA Prescription drug assistance: x-posted


The National MS Society website: Search for "Finding Lower-Priced Prescription Drugs" or "medication assistance" to find information on various assistance programs.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA): Funded by American pharmaceutical research companies, PPA helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free. Offering a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including nearly 200 offered by pharmaceutical companies, several specific to persons with MS and MS medications; PPA works to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible.

phone: 1-888-4PPA-NOW

You can also get to PPA through the website for The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), representing the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies. Click on "Patient Assistance Programs"


National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD): Established in 1983, NORD is a non-profit, voluntary health agency that exists to serve persons with rare diseases, including MS. NORD has a section regarding mediction:


Needy Meds: NeedyMeds is also a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 by Richard Sagall, MD, and Libby Overly, MSW, as a resource of information about patient assistance programs (PAPs). Their website is:


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