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Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance ProgramsSome pharmaceutical companies offer prescription drug programs to make specific drugs available to people who could not otherwise afford them. Generally, your doctor must apply to these programs on your behalf. However, you can call and obtain the applications and information to help speed the process. Eligibility requirements and program operations vary greatly from one program to another.

Following are listings of pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs for some of the drugs commonly used by people with lung cancer.

Amgen, Inc.

Amgen’s patient assistance programs are a continuum of services designed to provide access through free goods and other support services to qualifying uninsured and under-insured patients. In addition, Amgen makes donations to third-party co-pay assistance foundations. To enroll, please call the appropriate hotline number listed below or learn more about available programs by choosing a product from the menu below.

Telephone: 1-800-272-9376

Internet site: http://www.amgen.com/patients/assistance.html

Sanofi-aventis

The sanofi-aventis patient assistance program offers free medication to people who otherwise cannot afford their medications. Patients must meet financial and other program specific criteria to be eligible for assistance. To find out how to apply for medication assistance from the sanofi-aventis patient assistance program, register for free at www.RxAssist.org.

Bayer Corporation

The Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals patient assistance program offers free medication to people who otherwise cannot afford their medications. Patients must meet financial and other program specific criteria to be eligible for assistance. To find out how to apply for medication assistance register for free at www.RxAssist.org.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization. The Foundation was established in 1998 to provide temporary assistance to qualifying patients with a financial hardship who generally have no private prescription drug insurance and are not enrolled in a prescription drug coverage plan through Medicaid or any other federal, state or local health program.

Telephone: 1-800-736-0003

Interent site: http://www.bmspaf.org/

Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly Oncology

For Gemzar® and Alimta®, Lilly provides assistance with obtaining reimbursement. If patients do not have insurance and are unable to obtain other financial assistance, they may be eligible to obtain Lilly oncology products through our patient assistance program. For information about obtaining reimbursement assistance and patient assistance, visit the Gemzar or Alimta websites.

Gemzar: http://gemzar.com/hcp/reimbursement.jsp?reqNavid=7.3

Alimta: http://www.alimta.com/professionals/rei ... qNavId=5.3

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Single Patient Investigational New Drug Program

Patients who are not eligible for a clinical trial and who are in an immediate medical crisis may be able to receive drugs that are not yet FDA-approved. Your doctor would have to apply to the FDA for permission to use the drug, an approval known as a Single Patient IND for Compassionate or Emergency Use. Contact information appears below. The FDA usually responds to an application within 24 to 48 hours.

Telephone: CDER Oncology Drug Products (most cancer drugs): 301-594-2473

Internet site: www.fda.gov/cder/cancer/singleIND.htm

Genentech, Inc.

Genentech Access Solutions helps patients access their medicines and explore possible solutions to coverage or reimbursement issues. For patients and their health care providers, Genentech Access Solutions provides: coverage and reimbursement, patient assistance, and informational resources. Call (866) 4 ACCESS between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday or 24/7 through our website https://www.genentechaccesssolutions.com/index_pc.jsp

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

“GSK For You" features information on patient assistance programs from other resources, too. Please browse our site to see if you may be eligible to save on your prescription drugs. GSK is here to assist you with your prescription drug coverage needs.

Telephone: 1-888-825-5249

Internet site: http://www.gskforyou.com/index.htm

MedImmune, Inc.

The MedImmune, Inc. patient assistance program offers free medication to people who otherwise cannot afford their medications. Patients must meet financial and other program specific criteria to be eligible for assistance. To find out how to apply for medication assistance from the MedImmune, Inc., register at www.RxAssist.org.

Merck & Company, Inc.

Merck Patient Assistance Program

Sometimes, affording prescription medicines can be difficult. That's why at Merck, we have created the Patient Assistance Program—to keep affordable medicines within your reach. This private and confidential program provides medicine free of charge to eligible individuals, primarily the uninsured who, without our assistance, could not afford needed Merck medicines.

Telephone: 1-800-727-5400 Internet site: http://www.merck.com/merckhelps/patient ... /home.html

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Novartis Oncology Reimbursement Program

PAP Enrollment

Novartis is committed to providing access to our medications for those most in need through the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation's Patient Assistance Program (PAP). PAP provides assistance to patients experiencing financial hardship who have no third party insurance coverage for their medicines.

Telephone: 1-800-277-2254 Internet site: http://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/about ... /index.jsp

Ortho Biotech Products

The OrthoBiotech Products patient assistance program offers free medication to people who otherwise cannot afford their medications. Patients must meet financial and other program specific criteria to be eligible for assistance. To find out how to apply for medication assistance from the OrthoBiotech Products register at www.RxAssist.org.

Pharmacia Corporation

TreatFirst is a reimbursement counseling and patient assistance program for Pharmacia Corporation’s single-source oncology and supportive care therapy products. The program is designed to provide reimbursement support and assist patients who are financially needy, receiving outpatient care in the US by a US physician.

Telephone: 1-877-744-5675 Internet site: http://www.patientsinneed.com/general_info.asp

Purdue Pharma

The Purdue Pharma patient assistance program offers free medication to people who otherwise cannot afford their medications. Patients must meet financial and other program specific criteria to be eligible for assistance. To find out how to apply for medication assistance from the Purdue Pharma patient assistance program, at www.RxAssist.org.

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