See what some of our partners say about the Partnership for Prescription Assistance:
"In 2004, physician assistants in the United States prescribed more than 250 million medications for patients. However, a prescription written does not always translate into a medication taken. Sometimes a patient can't afford the proper medication. That's where the Partnership for Prescription Assistance can help. This program is an invaluable service to patients who may have trouble paying for their medications. It is also a simple way for physician assistants to help the patients they care for find the specific prescription programs best for them. As national advocates for improved patient adherence, physician assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants — working with physicians as members of the medical care team — support the Partnership for Prescription Assistance."
– Julie A. Theriault, PA-C, President, American Academy of Physician Assistants
"Over the years, patients in difficult times have called us looking for help paying for their prescriptions. For years we have helped connect these patients to pharmaceutical assistance programs. Now, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help us connect the dots much more easily."
– Virginia Ladd, Executive Director of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
"Many of the 114 million patients treated by emergency physicians each year have chronic illnesses and no health insurance. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance ensures that some of our most vulnerable patients get the prescriptions they need to maximize their health and avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency department."
– Dr. Brian F. Keaton, MD, FACEP, President, American College of Emergency Physicians
"The Partnership for Prescription Assistance program offers an invaluable tool for our needy patients, matching patients with the proper programs that can help them afford their medications. For the more than 120,000 nurse practitioners in the U.S. today, this program will provide significant assistance for many of our patients, who will now have support in making difficult choices."
– Judy Hendricks, MS, ANP, President, American College of Nurse Practitioners
"AAFA applauds the launch of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance. Access to asthma and allergy medicines remains the cornerstone of quality care and effective disease management for the millions who suffer from these chronic conditions. As an easy-to-use doorway to hundreds of existing programs, the PPA is a dramatic improvement to the drug assistance landscape. Patients, caregivers, physicians, and other health care professionals now have ready access to a simplified way of helping themselves and those who can't otherwise afford their medicines."
– Bill McLin, Executive Director, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
"Health care providers are stressed to the limit; the Partnership for Prescription Assistance will relieve overburdened providers by letting consumers help themselves."
– Jane Delgado, Ph.D., M.S., President & CEO, National Alliance for Hispanic Health
"NACDS is pleased to work with this dedicated group of health care providers to help our patients receive information and access to more affordable medications. As a part of this program, our pharmacists on the front lines of health care will be able to continue to give medication guidance and advice to those patients most in need of help — the underserved and uninsured."
– Craig Fuller, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
"Persons with chronic illnesses or disabilities tend to use more prescription medications than the average American. It's as if the Partnership for Prescription Assistance was designed with caregiving families in mind. It fills a very big need. It is straight forward and simple to use — it will allow caregiving families to quickly figure out what programs they are eligible for and apply for them."
– Suzanne Mintz, President, National Family Caregivers Association
"The National Health Council is a proud partner in the Partnership for Prescription Assistance. The Council is a private, nonprofit umbrella organization of 110 national health-related organizations that works to bring quality health care to all people, especially those with chronic conditions and/or disabilities. Its core membership includes 50 of the nation's leading patient groups who collectively represent approximately 100 million people. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help uninsured patients throughout the country find the programs that can help them get the medicines they need. By working with and through patient organizations, the PPA brings a meaningful resource to those on the front lines, where it most counts."
– Myrl Weinberg, President, National Health Council
"The National Hispanic Medical Association applauds the PPA for supporting prescription drugs at affordable prices for Hispanic families so that they can live more quality lives."
– Elena Rios, M.D., M.P.H, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association
"The PPA Rx program will provide much-needed assistance to millions of Americans who lack health insurance and need help paying for their prescription medicines. Given that Hispanic Americans are disproportionately represented among the ranks of the uninsured, The National Puerto Rican Coalition is pleased to support this important program."
– Manuel Mirabal, President & CEO, National Puerto Rican Coalition
"The National Women's Health Resource Center is a proud partner of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance provides a valuable, easy-to-use tool that will help women and families in need find and apply to the right prescription assistance program for their needs. This effort is a great step in helping address the challenge of access to medicines faced by those without insurance coverage. By helping improve access to medicines, this effort will help improve the health of women around the country."
– Amy Niles, Executive Director, National Women's Health Resource Center
"United Way of America and the Partnership for Prescription Assistance share a desire to ensure low-income, uninsured patients have access to needed medicine. As a national partner, we will work with the Partnership to increase awareness of and enrollment in existing patient assistance programs for those who may be eligible."
– Brian Gallagher, President & CEO, United Way of America