Comments on: NY Man’s Candy Bar Resume Lands Job http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2013/02/ny-mans-candy-bar-resume-lands-job/ The latest Business news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:55:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Deborah Metcalf http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2013/02/ny-mans-candy-bar-resume-lands-job/#comment-2635470 Deborah Metcalf Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:40:25 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/?p=110862#comment-2635470 Hi. I was watching World News last night (the 26th) about a young couple who were having a really hard time financially, especially with affording their drug prescriptions. Did you know there are programs out there that some drug manufacturers have, called "Patient Assistant Plans", where you can get their brand name prescriptions for free if you are having a financial hardship or such? Look on the bottle to see who manufactures your particular drug. Then go to their website and type in Patient Assistance Plans. That should bring up the info you want to see. Some of them also have an application form you can print out. Usually they want some financial info ( copy of last tax return, e.g.). Then you also need to print out the form that your doctor has to fill out & then mail or have the doctor fax it all to them. You can do this with all your brand name prescriptions ( and if you qualify, they will send you and/or your doctora letter and the drug FREE, Really! I have 3 brand name scrips that I am able to get from the drug makers this way. At the end of each December, you will have to re-enroll for the next year ( they usually send you the form). I am familiar with Chron's disease, as I have Ulcerative Colitis and know just how expensive those drugs are. Back when I could (barely) afford to pay for either Asacol or Pentasa, it was costing me close to $500 for 3 months worth.Now, I know why the drug makers don't make this information more readily known, but I am always very surprised when the doctors don't even know these programs exist! I hope you will forward this info to this young couple, they sure need a break. Sincerely, Deborah Metcalf Hi. I was watching World News last night (the 26th) about a young couple who were having a really hard time financially, especially with affording their drug prescriptions. Did you know there are programs out there that some drug manufacturers have, called “Patient Assistant Plans”, where you can get their brand name prescriptions for free if you are having a financial hardship or such? Look on the bottle to see who manufactures your particular drug. Then go to their website and type in Patient Assistance Plans. That should bring up the info you want to see. Some of them also have an application form you can print out. Usually they want some financial info ( copy of last tax return, e.g.). Then you also need to print out the form that your doctor has to fill out & then mail or have the doctor fax it all to them. You can do this with all your brand name prescriptions ( and if you qualify, they will send you and/or your doctora letter and the drug FREE, Really! I have 3 brand name scrips that I am able to get from the drug makers this way. At the end of each December, you will have to re-enroll for the next year ( they usually send you the form). I am familiar with Chron’s disease, as I have Ulcerative Colitis and know just how expensive those drugs are. Back when I could (barely) afford to pay for either Asacol or Pentasa, it was costing me close to $500 for 3 months worth.Now, I know why the drug makers don’t make this information more readily known, but I am always very surprised when the doctors don’t even know these programs exist! I hope you will forward this info to this young couple, they sure need a break.
Sincerely, Deborah Metcalf

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