Letters to the Editor
Assistance for Patients Who Cannot Afford Medications
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Am Fam Physician. 2001 May 1;63(9):1686.
to the editor: The letters of responses to “Bending the Rules to Get a Medication”1 focused on the illegality of changing the patient's name on a prescription in order to obtain insurance coverage for the medication, then presented alternatives for patients who couldn't afford their medications.
One letter stated the office nurse maintained a file of assistance programs associated with the pharmaceutical firms.
I believe it would be a great service to your readers to inform them of the following Web site that provides this file of assistance programs free of charge: http://www.NeedyMeds.com.
Bending the rules to get a medication [Curbside Consultation]. Am Fam Physician. 2000;61:1563–4.
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