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pills 8 web Update: Financial Help with Prescription MedicationsIn these uncertain economic times, the number of people unable to afford their medications is getting higher and higher. 

Many fixed- and low-income people find it an increasingly difficult task to pay for the medications they need to stay healthy. In many cases, it’s a choice between medicine and other necessities, such as food and heat.

The post “Financial Help with Prescription Medications,” written on July 7, 2008, has received a thorough rewriting with important new information. Since it was originally written, I have found several very helpful online sites that give information and application help for low- or no-cost medication programs sponsored by the pharmaceutical companies. 

The post gives the details that you need to help you or a person you know to find programs that will help pay for medications. The topics discussed are:

  • Eligibility for prescription help
  • Online assistance with prescription medications from the pharmaceutical companies
  • Assistance with prescription medications from the pharmaceutical companies by telephone
  • Medicare Rx extra help
  • The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
  • Samples from your doctor
  • Reducing the cost: Mail-order and online medications
  • Reducing the cost: Comparisons of pharmacy costs

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pills 8 web Financial Help with Prescription MedicationsThe cost of prescription medications is sky high and going higher. Many fixed- and low-income people find it an increasingly difficult task to pay for the medications they need to stay healthy. In many cases, it’s a choice between medicine and other necessities, such as food and heat.

If you find yourself or someone you know in this situation, there is help available to provide medications at no cost or low cost. This article discusses the following topics:

  • Eligibility for prescription help
  • Online assistance with prescription medications from the pharmaceutical companies
  • Assistance with prescription medications from the pharmaceutical companies by telephone
  • Medicare Rx extra help
  • The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
  • Samples from your doctor
  • Reducing the cost: Mail-order and online medications
  • Reducing the cost: Comparisons of pharmacy costs

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