Action CF believes that . . .

"No patient should be denied treatment because of financial status"

RX4NJ is a partnership for prescription assistance, which was launched on January 4, 2005. The program is designed to offer one-stop shopping to over 300 patients assistance programs (PAPs) and provides easy access to free or low cost drugs to eligible residents throughout New Jersey through a toll-free telephone number (1-888-RXFORNJ) and Website: www.rx4nj.org.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance™ (PPARX.org) brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).

Together Rx Access™ is a free savings program that helps eligible participants save approximately 25%-40% and sometimes more* on over 275 brand-name prescription drugs and other prescription products, as well as savings on a wide range of generic drugs.

Inhaled Medications:

Genentech Endowment for CF: Pulmozyme®: Have you been recommended to be on Pulmozyme®. There is an Endowment established by Genentech to assist patients in obtaining Pulmozyme® and/or nebulizers used to administer Pulmozyme®. Eligibility for the Pulmozyme®Endowment is based on medical and financial need. Call 800-297-5557 for further information.

TOBI Foundation: The TOBI Foundation provides financial assistance to help meet the needs of patients in financial need or uninsured and under-insured CF patients and their families. Assistance is available by calling 877-TOBI-4-CF (877-862-4423) or by visiting their website.

SP-Cares Patient Assistance Program: Schering Plough, makers of Foradil Aerolizer, Nasonex, Proventil Aerosol Inhaler, Proventil HFA Inhaler and Proventil Inhalation Solution, offers a patient assistance program for asthma, allergy, dermatology and cardiovascular prescription products. Call (800) 656-9485 for application.

GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access: Medications include Advair, Flovent, and Serevent. Call 866-PATIENT (1-866-728-4368) for further information. This program is also available for other GSK medications.

Digestive Enzymes:

Solvay Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Creon enzymes, has a patient assistance program. Information is available by calling (800) 256-8918. Ongoing patient participation is available based on continued medical and financial need.

Digestive Care: Two starter programs as well as a patient assistance program that offers Pancrecarb Enzymes to patients who are not covered by medical insurance, Medicaid or other third party payers. The mission of the program is to supply help where it is needed. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. To participate in the program, the requesting physician submits a written request outlining the situation and indicates what assistance is needed by the patient. For additional information call 610-882-5950

Comprehensive Care Program for CFSM, or the CareFirst for CFSM Program: CF patient who takes ULTRASE® or ULTRASE® MT should call the Axcan Scandipharm Comprehensive Care for CF Program Line at (866) AXCAN-RX (866-292-2679) to enroll or click onto the webiste for additional information

Pancrease Enzymes: The Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Program is a service to provide patients who, because of financial burden and/or lack of prescription drug coverage, may have difficulty paying for their treatment. Call their program hotline at 800-577-3788 for additional information.

Other CF Medications:

Pfizer Pfriends helps many people without prescription medication insurance save more than 1/3 on the retail cash price of Pfizer medicines. Some of their medications include Zithromax, Zyvox and Zyrtec. For additional information call 866-776-3700. This program is also available for other Pfizer medications.

GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access: Medications include Augmentin, Ceftin, Zantac and Tagamet. Call 866-PATIENT (1-866-728-4368) for further information. This program is also available for other GSK medications.


**Another resource might be needymeds.com. Action CF is not familiar with this site but found company names and brand/generic lists of medication that led to patient assistance programs.**

For informational purposes only

Each patient assistance program has different criteria depending on the medication and pharmaceutical company

ACTION CF is not directly affiliated with any of these companies or programs

Additional programs may be added by
calling Action CF at 201.523.2257 or via e-mail.