Medication assistance programs for uninsured and indigent patients

Marie Chisholm-Burns, Bess O. Reinhardt, Leslie J. Vollenweider, Bridgett D. Kendrick, Joseph T. DiPiro

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Abstract

Pharmaceutical company-sponsored medication assistance programs and the pharmacist's role in obtaining medications for indigent patients are discussed. Information about enrolling in medication assistance programs can be obtained through a variety of sources, including the internet. Although some eligibility criteria may be common to many programs, each company operates independently, and the eligibility criteria vary. Individuals involved in the administration of medication assistance programs should strive to ensure that correct information is reported. Pharmacists can play an important role in acquiring medications for patients by reviewing patient information, recommending patients for enrollment, and serving as a liaison between the patient or health care provider and the program administrator. Many pharmaceutical companies have programs that provide prescription medications to indigent or uninsured patients. Pharmacists can serve as a liaison between these programs and the patient or the health care provider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1131-1136
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Volume57
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2000

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Patient Care

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  • Pharmacology
  • Health Policy

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Chisholm-Burns, M., Reinhardt, B. O., Vollenweider, L. J., Kendrick, B. D., & DiPiro, J. T. (2000). Medication assistance programs for uninsured and indigent patients. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 57(12), 1131-1136.

Medication assistance programs for uninsured and indigent patients. / Chisholm-Burns, Marie; Reinhardt, Bess O.; Vollenweider, Leslie J.; Kendrick, Bridgett D.; DiPiro, Joseph T.

In: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Vol. 57, No. 12, 15.06.2000, p. 1131-1136.

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Chisholm-Burns, M, Reinhardt, BO, Vollenweider, LJ, Kendrick, BD & DiPiro, JT 2000, 'Medication assistance programs for uninsured and indigent patients', American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, vol. 57, no. 12, pp. 1131-1136.
Chisholm-Burns M, Reinhardt BO, Vollenweider LJ, Kendrick BD, DiPiro JT. Medication assistance programs for uninsured and indigent patients. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2000 Jun 15;57(12):1131-1136.
Chisholm-Burns, Marie ; Reinhardt, Bess O. ; Vollenweider, Leslie J. ; Kendrick, Bridgett D. ; DiPiro, Joseph T. / Medication assistance programs for uninsured and indigent patients. In: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2000 ; Vol. 57, No. 12. pp. 1131-1136.
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