Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The AAFP supports the national launch of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America’s (PhRMA) new Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) service, which hopes to facilitate easy access to pharmaceutical companies’ existing and emerging Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) that help needy patients afford prescription drugs by providing access to 275 such programs via a single point of entry. This is an enhancement of current PAP services, and should provide greater ease not only to patients and their care givers, but also to physicians and physician office staff in obtaining prescription medications for needy patients by increasing utilization of pharmaceutical company sponsored PAPs through PhRMA’s new toll-free nationwide, one-stop call center and user-friendly Web site. The PPA service also assists in accessing other private, public and state prescription medication programs.

For more information or to help your patients obtain their prescription medications: