Medication Assistance

VALCHLOR® Support - Actelion Pharmaceuticals

Actelion has established VALCHLOR Support(TM), an assistance program to help eligible patients successfully start and remain on VALCHLOR (mechlorethamine) therapy. The program includes reimbursement and financial support for eligible patients, as well as disease and product information. VALCHLOR is only available through specialty pharmacies.

Visit their website for details about how to fill VALCHLOR prescriptions, insurance coverage and financial assistance.

For questions about your prescription, please call 1-855-482-5245. VALCHLOR representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday from 8am - 8pm (EST).

FOLOTYN® - Spectrum Therapy Access Resources (STAR®)

Spectrum Therapy Access Resources (STAR®) is a reimbursement support, co-pay assistance, and patient assistance program designed to help patients and healthcare professionals in the United States gain appropriate access to Spectrum products. For more information visit their website or call 888-537-8277.

ISTODAX® - Celgene Patient Support®

Celgene Corporation, manufacturer of ISTODAX®, a drug used to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and peripheral T-cell lymphoma, offers extensive patient support services through the Celgene Patient Support® program. This program provides a dedicated, central point of contact for patients and healthcare professionals who use Celgene products. The Celgene Patient Support® program is a free service that helps patients and healthcare professionals navigate the challenges of reimbursement, providing information about co-pay assistance, and answering questions about obtaining Celgene products. For assistance, call Celgene Patient Support® at 800.931.8691 or visit their website.

Zolinza® - Merck Patient Assistance Program

Sometimes, affording prescription medicines can be difficult. That’s why Merck has created the Patient Assistance Program—to keep affordable medicines within your reach. This private and confidential program provides medicine free of charge to eligible individuals, primarily the uninsured who, without our assistance, could not afford needed Merck medicines. Individuals who don’t meet the insurance criteria may still qualify for the Merck Patient Assistance Program if they attest that they have special circumstances of financial and medical hardship, and their income meets the program criteria. A single application may provide for up to one year of medicine free of charge to eligible individuals and an individual may reapply as many times as needed. For more information, visit their website or contact 800.727.5400.

THERAKOS® Photopheresis Patient Support Program

The THERAKOS® Photopheresis Patient Support Program provides a safety net of support for patients who cannot afford their prescribed therapy. It also serves as a central point of communication and coordination so that therapy may be initiated as soon as possible, and patients and caregivers are engaged and informed at every step along the way. This program is administered for Therakos, Inc. by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a non-profit organization that has been serving the rare disease community with distinction for more than 30 years.

The THERAKOS® Photopheresis Patient Support Program is available to patients who do not have public or private prescription drug coverage and who meet income and eligibility guidelines. NORD is responsible for making all determinations of patient eligibility under this program.

Targretin® Patient Care Program - Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has introduced the Targretin® Patient Care Program. This program assists with the complex financial coordination Targretin Capsules or Targretin Gel can require and provides patient follow-up to encourage therapy adherence. With the new rebate program, eligible commercially insured patients’ co-pays are no more than $20. For more information, visit their website or call 888.479.6337.

HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their copayments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments. Their vision is to ensure that no patient goes without health care because they cannot afford it. For more information, contact 800.675.8416 or visit their website.

Medicine Program

The Medicine Program is a patient advocate organization with a goal of assisting you and your family find, apply and qualify for the right patient assistance program(s) offered by pharmaceutical companies. By working closely with you, your doctor and the drug manufacturer, the Medicine Program helps cut through the red tape and assists you in receiving your medicine free of charge.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is a website hosted by pharmaceutical companies, physicians and patient advocacy groups that offers access to public and private patient assistance programs including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. For more information, visit their website or contact 888.477.2669.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Some free or reduced-cost drugs are available through the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Representing research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, PhRMA provides a Patient Assistance Directory on their web site, which is searchable by drug name or company.

Rx Outreach

RxOutreach has a number of very common generic drugs available at a low cost. Visit their website for a list of the drugs, application forms and other information about the program. For more information, contact 800.769.3880 or visit their website.

Patient Access Network Foundation

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who would otherwise be unable to afford high-cost specialty medications. PAN provides financial (copay) assistance through nearly 60 disease-specific programs designed to help patients being treated for certain chronic illnesses, rare diseases, and cancers. Through a quick, streamlined application process for patients and easy-to-navigate online portals for specialty pharmacies and providers, PAN makes it simple and convenient for patients to get the financial assistance they need quickly, so they can initiate treatment immediately.

One of PAN’s programs is for patients living with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Patients can receive $10,000 in copay support if they are insured and their insurance covers the medication for which the patient seeks assistance, reside and receive treatment in the United States, and are below 500% of the federal Poverty Level (i.e., $78,650 for a family of two). For more information, visit their website or call 1-866-316-7263.

Patient Services, Inc.

Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) offers a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma co-pay assistance program that is designed to help those eligible afford the cost of their expensive prescription medication (oral and topical). To apply, call a PSI customer service representative at 800.366.7741 or visit their website.