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Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)

 "...seeks to empower patients to take control of their health care. Case managers work with patients to discover local, state, and federal programs that provide assistance for their individual needs. PAF has produced five publications to assist in this goal..."

 Read about this valuable resource.

Prescription Drug Assistance Program

   This directory from About.com can help you find the programs offered by various pharmaceutical companies.

"GSK 'Orange Card' = Lower Med Prices for Some - GlaxoSmithKline Introduces Program for Medicare Eligible Patients with Limited Income"

  "GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has now taken the lead to offer a significant discount on outpatient medications to seniors and others who are eligible for Medicare and have limited incomes. This is the first program of its kind..."

GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access

"In 2002 GlaxoSmithKline provided over $168 million worth of medicines to 407,000 Patients. This program was created by GlaxoSmithKline to make it easier than ever for eligible Patients, working with Advocates, to get immediate access to non-oncology medicines they need but cannot afford."

"What to Do If You Have No Health Insurance For The Care You Need"

   "There are four main ways of dealing with a lack of insurance coverage..." A wealth of information from the New York City Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program (MCCAP) follows.