Resources for Medications

Help For Low Income Americans


NEW!!–Completely Revised April 9/2013 due to most of the old links not working anymore.

Medication help sites are now under the miscellaneous help sites.


Those who qualify for medicaid or foodstamps also qualify for a free cell phone with 250 free minutes each month. To find out more, call 1-800-SAFELINK or go to






Health Insurance for Low Income Families


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches
to children each school day.

Modest Needs is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization that began as one man’s personal project in March of 2002. Since that time, Modest Needs has become a community of unlikely philanthropists dedicated to helping others as best we can with what we have.

Find a National Depression Screening Day site near you
(for members of the public wanting to take a free anonymous screening)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program(SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.

Links to help with Disabilities.

A list of directories of grant makers by state/region/city

Insurance for children

Habitat for Humanity

WIC  (Women, Infants, Children)

Food Banks in the United States

Energy Assistance: Home Heating and Cooling


Get Connected: Afford-A-Phone
The Lifeline telephone discount program, also known as “Lifeline Assistance”, gives people with low incomes a discount on the basic monthly service for either their wireline or wireless phone. The Link-Up America program pays for a portion of your wireline or wireless installation or activation fee excluding the handset.

Administration for Children & Families

Medicaid – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Resources to Help Children and Families

State TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Links

Touched Twice
Touched Twice provides free clinics and more to the less fortunate.
many of the clinics provide free food, clothing, dental and medical
care, free haircuts, free legal, financial and spiritual advice. free
clinics located in the US.




Can’t Afford Your Prescription Medication?

Free Prescription Medicine is Available to those who qualify.


FIND THE MANUFACTURERS OF EACH OF YOUR MEDICINES YOU WANT HELP WITH. Here are a number of drug companies who help with your prescriptions. If yours is not here, search for the company name online and contact them. Many drug companies have started helping patients since this was written.

PFIZER  – 1-866-776-3700





This is a prescription card from the gov’t. Uninsured people and some insured can get it.
Read the website to see who can get it.

Healthcare Alliance RX Relief

5505 Connecticut Ave NW #312

Washington, DC 20015-2601

call 1-800-776-0760

The card is free. A free pharmacy savings card. Get up to 75% off on more than 50,000 prescription drugs at participating drug stores.

Supposedly no one can be rejected because of medical history.
Free Medication Programs for Low-Income Pain Patients

The patient help programs for narcotics are usually a very long investigative process to prove what type of pain you have first. Cancer patients served faster.

Percocet: Patient Assistance prog. 800-474-2762

Percodan & Percocet by Dupont 800-474-2762

Morphine Sulfate by Astra USA 800-262-0460

MS Contin, Oxycontin, Alferon N by Purdue Frederick Co. 800-633-4741

Tylox by Ortho-McNeil Pharma. 800-797-7737

Roxane Laboratories Inc. Free


3M Pharmaceuticals
(800) 328-0255
Products include: Most drug products sold by 3M
Allergan, Inc.
Allergan Patient Assistance Program
c/o Judy McGee, Physician Services
2525 Dupont Drive,
Irvine, CA 92713
Products include: Betagen, Botox, Pilagan, Epifrin


Alza Pharmaceuticals
(415) 962-4243

Products include: Testoderm, Ocusert, Progestasert, Amgen
(800) 272-9376 for Epogen, Neupogen


Astra USA, Inc.
(800) 488-FAIR (488-3247)
Foscavir injection


Berlex Laboratories
(800) 473-5832,
(800) 888-4112
Products include:
Betapace, Betaseron for SC injection, Fludara, Quinaglute Dura-Tabs


Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(800) 556-8317
Products include: All products covered except controlled substances


Boots Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boots Cares Program
300 Tri-State International Center
Suite 200
Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4415
Attn: Sandy Bauco
Products include:
Synthroid tablets


Bristol Myers Oncology
(800) 272-4878
Products include:
Bicnu, Blenoxane, Ceenu, Cytoxan, Hydrea, Ifex/Mesna, Lysodren, Megace, Mutamycin, Paraplatin, Platinol, Rubex,
Taxol, Vepesid,


Ciba-Geigy Corporation
(800) 257-3273,
(800) CHIRON-8 (245-7668)
Products include:
Aredia, Cytadren, Actigall, Anafranil, Anturane, Apresazide, Apresoline, Brethaire, Brethine, Cataflam, Desferal,
Esidrix, Esimil, Estraderm, Habitrol, Ismelin, Lamprene, Lioresal, Lopressor, Lopressor/HCT Lotensin,
Lotensin/HCT, Ludiomil, PBZ, Regitine, Rimactane, Ser-Ap-Es, Slow-K, Tegretol, TEN-K, Tofranil, Tofranil-PM,
Transderm-Scop, Transdermal-Nitro, Voltaren


Connaught Laboratories, Inc.
(717) 839-4617
Products include:
TheraCys BCG live intravesical


Convatec – A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
200 Headquarters Park Drive
Skillman, NJ 08558
P.O. Box 5254
Princeton, NJ 08543-5254
(800) 422-8811,
(908) 281-2815
Convatec is a manufacturer of ostomy, wound care and incontinence products.


DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company
Products include:
All non-controlled prescription products


Eli Lilly and Company
(800) 545-6962
Products include: Most all Lilly prescription products and insulins.


Gastrocon Patient Assistance Program
P.O. Box 1766
Rochester, NY 14603-1766
Products include: Gastrocrom capsules, Fujisawa
(800) 477-6472
Products include: Prograf

(708) 317-8636
Products include: NebuPent


Genentech, Inc.
(800) 879-4747
Products include: Actimmune, Activase, Protropin, Nutrpoin


Glaxo Wellcome
(800) 745-2967
Customer Service (800)334-0032
Patient Assistance (800) 722-9294
Reimbursement Line (800) 423-6869
Products include: Aleran, Blenoxane, Imruan, Leukeran, Myleran, Navelbine, Purinethol, Thioguanine, Zofran, Zovirax, and all other Glaxo Wellcome products


Hoechst-Marion-Roussel, Inc.
(800) 362-7466
Customer Information Line
(800) 552-3656
Products Include: Carafate, Altace, A/T/S, Claforan, Diabeta, Lasix, Lorpox, Topicort, Trental, and other prescription products (except Rifadin, Rifamate, Rifater, Tenuate)


(800) 466-8639,
(206) 587-0430
Products include: Leukine, Novantrone, Thioplex, and all other currently marketed Immunex prescription products


(800) 544-2987
Products include: Duragesic, Ergamisol, Hismanal, Imodium, Nizoral tablets, Propulsid, Sporanox capsules, Vermox


Knoll Pharmaceutical Company
(800) 524-2474
Products include:
Isoptin, Rythmol, Santyl, Lederle Oncology
(800) LED-CARE (533-2273)
Products include: Mitoxantrone, Leucovorin, Methotrexate, Thiotepa, and all other oral pharmaceutical products (except controlled drugs)


McNeil Pharmaceutical
(800) 682-6532
Products include: Prescription products prescribed according to approved labelled indications and dosage regimens


Merck Human Health Division
(800) NSC-MERCK (672-6372)
Products include:
Many Merck products


Ortho Biotech
(800) 553-3851
Products include:
Leustatin, Procrit


(800) 755-0120
Products include:
Most Parke-Davis medications, including Accupril, Cognex,Cilatin, Lopid,Neurotin, Nitrostar, Sublingual, Procan SR, Zarontin


Pfizer, Inc.
(800) 646-4455
Products include: Diflucan, and all other Pfizer products


Pharmacia & Upjohn
(800) 366-5570
Products include: Adriamycin, EMCYT, Fragmin, Idamycin, Zinecard, Adrucil, Azulfidine,Dipentum, Folex PFS, Meosar, Vincasar, Mycotubin


Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(800) 448-4878
Products include: Asocial, Tantrum capsules, Didronel, Entex, Macrodantin, Macrobid



Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.
(610) 454-8298
Products include:
All products are eligible, with some limitations on supply

Roche Laboratories
(800) 443-6676,
(800) 285-4484
Products include:
Matulane, Roferon-A, and all other Roche product line


Roxane & NORD
(800) 274-8651
Customer Service (800) 348-0120
Medical Information (800) 327-4865
Products include: Marinol, Oramorph, Roxanol, Roxicodane, Torecan, Sandoz
(800) 447-6673,
(203) 746-8958
The second number is to NORD, Inc., the parent
company of Sandoz.
Products include: Clorazil, DynaCirc, Eldepryl, Lescol, Sandimmune, Sandoglobulin, Sandostatin, Sanofi


Winthrop Pharmaceuticals
(800) 446-6267
Products include: Aralen, Breonesin, Bronkometer, Danocrine, Drisdol, Hytaketol, Isuprel, Mytelase, NegGram, pHisoHex, Primaquine, Plaquenil, Trancopal, Schering Oncology
(800) 521-7157
Products include: Intron-A, Eulexin, and all other products


(800) 542-2526
Products include: antihypertensives -Aldactazide, Aldactone, Calan SR, Kerlone; antihypertensives/anti-anginal/antiarrhythmics – Calan; antiarrhythmics Norpace, Norpace CR; prevention of NSAID-induced gastric ulcers, Cytotec; quinolone anti-infective Maxaquin


Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
Access to Care Program
Products include: Amoxil, Augmentin, Bactroban, Compazine, Dyazide, Famvir, Kytril, Relafen, Riduara, Tagamet, and most other Smithkline Beecham prescription products


Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(800) 788-9277,
(770) 578-551
Products include: All medications distributed by Solvay
Syntex Laboratories, Inc.
(800) 822-8255,
(202) 508-6568
Products include: All Syntax products


Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
(703) 706-5933
Products include:
Norplant and other various products


(800) 424-372;
(800) 767-4424
Products include:
Arimidex, Casodex, Nolvadex, Zoladex





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