May 07, 2005

NAMI-sponsored Low Cost Drug Assistance Program

There is a new prescription drug-assistance program endorsed by NAMI. The "Partnership for Prescription Assistance" (PPRA) is meant to serve as a point-of-access and a guide to the many patient assistance programs currently available across the United States. The Partnership currently includes a list of national- and state-based partner programs such as pharmaceutical companies, pharmacists, health care organizations, patient advocacy programs, and consumer groups.

The Partnership is not a traditional Patient Assistance Program itself; instead, it seeks to match up consumers with an appropriate existing program, and assist them in filling out the necessary paperwork to apply. Interested persons can call toll-free to speak with a trained specialist (in a variety of different languages) to determine programs for which they may be eligible, or they can visit the Partnership website at

To contact the Partnership for Prescription Assistance:

Call 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)

See NAMI information about the Partnership (

Learn more about Patient Assistance Programs, and how they can help you afford your prescription medications if you are uninsured or without adequate drug benefits. See


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