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Financial Assistance

Medications for the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic depression) can be prohibitively expensive. However, there are programs offering medications free of charge or at reduced prices. Some are from drug companies; others are from third-party volunteers. Found here are resources and information to help you get the medications you need.

Free Prescription Drug Program
Our mission at the Free Medicine Program is helping patients in obtaining prescription drugs and medications absolutely Free of charge. Established by volunteers, Free Medicine Program has helped countless families across the nation substantially reduce or completely eliminate their prescription drug bills.

Medication Financial Assistance Programs - Contact Numbers
Medications can be outrageously expensive. Over time prescription bills can build up and become overbearing. Many pharmaceutical companies offer programs to reduce or even provide needed meds for those who qualify. Lady MacBeth has graciously compiled a list of phone numbers to the assistance programs for specific drugs.

NeedyMeds
Information about a large number of programs from drug companies and others. Contains both a program list and a helpful drug list which links to the program offering the particular medication.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.

Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs
From the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), a table of medications, their manufacturers, and the phone number for each company's drug assistance program.

RxAssist
This site is mostly designed for health care providers to help them help their patients, but it would also be worthwhile to gather the information yourself and present it to your doctor. A patient information packet is available in PDF form.

The Medicine Program
If you do not have insurance or a government program that pays for your outpatient prescription medicines, or if the high cost of your medications causes you a financial hardship, you may qualify to enroll in this privately sponsored program which provides medications at no cost.

We Care Medical Mall
This program offers a variety of options including obtaining medications more cheaply from Canada. Reports on this service welcome.

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