Today, there are 7,000 known rare diseases, or diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the US. But those suffering have more hope because of advances in science that promise brighter futures for American patients and families.Read More About Medicines in development for patients with rare diseases demonstrate the promise of innovation
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DEERFIELD, Ill. April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda today announced its U.S. Business Unit will expand its patient assistance program to make its prescription drugs available to more eligible patients in the U.S.Read More About Takeda Expands Its Help At Hand Patient Assistance Program in U.S.
Today's therapies are vastly improved over the first drugs used to treat HIV, but these advancements continue to come at a cost. The prices of HIV drugs continue to rise every year at an average of 7-9 percent. While in the past this usually hasn't directly affected someone who has drug coverage through their health insurance plan, increasingly individuals are having to pay co-insurance (a percentage of the cost) on their medications. The good news is that help is out there.Read More About Knowing Where to Look: Finding Assistance Programs to Help Pay for Your Meds
Today is our 11th anniversary. Since 2005, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) has helped nearly 10 million people access patient assistance programs that may help them get prescription medicines for free or nearly free.Read More About PPA connects nearly 10 million people; Celebrates 11th anniversary and launches mobile app
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Today, kidney disease affects more than 26 million Americans and is the ninth-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in three Americans have an increased risk for kidney disease due to common health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney failure. And there are more than 95,000 Americans who are currently waiting for a kidney transplant, hoping for a second chance at a healthy life.Read More About National Kidney Month
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