3 Ways to Get Help Paying for Expensive Drugs
In the February/March 2018 issue of Neurology Now, we explain why prescription drugs are so staggeringly expensive and what patients and doctors can do about it. In this online extra, we offer three ways to get help paying for high-priced prescription drugs.
If your insurance company denies coverage for a high-cost specialty medication, reach out to one or all of these groups.
- Contact your disease advocacy group—such as parentprojectmd.org, curesma.org, or nationalmssociety.org—for information on the most effective way to appeal denials.
- Ask the specialty pharmacy that dispenses your medication for help. They often have financial counselors who are familiar with the many forms of patient assistance available from drug manufacturers, foundations like The Assistance Fund, and other programs.
- Contact groups like the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (pparx.org) or NeedyMeds (needymeds.org), which should be able to provide you with information on a variety of financial assistance programs.