Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs)

Private drug companies offer programs that help low income people afford prescription drugs. Each PAP has its own rules about eligibility and what they will pay for. Many of these companies are part of a group called PhRMA, whose Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) lets you search for Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) and the prescriptions that are covered. You will have to have information about your income and drug needs in order to find a PAP that meets your needs. The DB101 resources section on PAPs also lists other websites that have guides to PAPs. For more information on PAPs, go to one of those websites or see this article's FAQ.