Just got this...hope it can help someone...Free Drugs!!!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Lanie, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. Lanie

    Lanie New Member

    DRUGMAKER OFFERS FREE DRUGS

    The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Inc. is offering
    to provide Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals' prescrip-
    tion medications free of charge to U.S. residents who can-
    not otherwise afford them. The program will be administered
    by the new foundation. To qualify, patients must lack pre-
    scription coverage under a private, government or employee
    insurance plan, be ineligible for Medicaid, and meet annual
    income restrictions equal to or lower than 200 percent of
    the federal poverty level -- $36,200 or less for a family
    of four. HIV/AIDS patients have slightly different income
    restrictions. The program does not include any co-pays or
    fees for participants. An application form is available by
    calling 800- 556-8317. Boehringer Ingelheim specializes in
    immunology and inflammatory disease research and its medi-
    cations focus on cardiovascular diseases, such as acute
    coronary disease and hypertension; inflammation-related
    disorders, such as arthritis and enlarged prostate;
    diseases of the central nervous system, such as stroke;
    respiratory diseases, and HIV/AIDS.

  2. Lanie

    Lanie New Member

    DRUGMAKER OFFERS FREE DRUGS

    The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Inc. is offering
    to provide Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals' prescrip-
    tion medications free of charge to U.S. residents who can-
    not otherwise afford them. The program will be administered
    by the new foundation. To qualify, patients must lack pre-
    scription coverage under a private, government or employee
    insurance plan, be ineligible for Medicaid, and meet annual
    income restrictions equal to or lower than 200 percent of
    the federal poverty level -- $36,200 or less for a family
    of four. HIV/AIDS patients have slightly different income
    restrictions. The program does not include any co-pays or
    fees for participants. An application form is available by
    calling 800- 556-8317. Boehringer Ingelheim specializes in
    immunology and inflammatory disease research and its medi-
    cations focus on cardiovascular diseases, such as acute
    coronary disease and hypertension; inflammation-related
    disorders, such as arthritis and enlarged prostate;
    diseases of the central nervous system, such as stroke;
    respiratory diseases, and HIV/AIDS.

  3. greenly

    greenly New Member

    I volunteer at a free clinic where we fill out a lot of these applications. I get almost all of my medicines from Pharmaceutical Companies. Almost all Companies have a program, usually call patient assistance programs (PAP).
    Most of the commonly prescribed medications are covered. Most non-covered meds have gone generic and are very inexpensive. Generally the income limits are $18,000 a year for singles and $25,000 for couples (every company has different income limits).

    About half of the companies will provide meds. to people who are on Medicaid if the med. is not covered or if they are taking more meds than Medicaid covers. Some will even provide help to people with insurance who have very high co-pays. I hope all this made since.

    There is a web site out there that provides all the info you need and even has some of the applications you can print out or how to get them. My understanding is that we are not allowed to give out web site addresses on this board so I won't put it here. However, if you do a search on free medicines you should be able to find the site I'm referring to. The site does NOT charge anything for the information and has a .org address.

    I hope this helps as I know how expensive medications are. My bill would be about $1,200 a month without this assistance.

    Debby