How To Get Free Or Low Cost Prescription Drugs

Mary Kay Otts <honesty@...>

How to Get Free Or Low-Cost Prescription Drugs

Unfortunately many Americans, including people with disabilities, cannot
afford to buy prescription drugs because either they aren't insured or
their health insurance doesn't cover their medications.
Thankfully, there are several organizations that are there to help you get
the prescription medication you need.

Many local drugstores located inside of grocery stores are trying to bring
in customers by offering free antibiotics. To find a local drugstore near you
participating in this offer for free antibiotics, you will have to call all
of the grocery store drugstores in your area. Many grocery store clubs
will send out a post card with this offer so keep your eye on the mail. It
is a good idea to sign up with all of the grocery store
clubs in your area to get these offers. Some of these offers are only good
for club members.

Visit the Partnership for Prescription Assistance website. Here you will be
directed to the prescription drug assistance programs that fit your personal
needs based on eligibility. Montel Williams is the spokesperson for this
program so you may remember seeing his public service announcements or his
plugs on his television program
for prescription drug assistance. For more information on this program,
call 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669) or visit their website at

Talk to your doctor about your need for free or low cost medication. Very
often your doctor will have free medicine samples in his/her office and
they will
be happy to give them to you.

Be sure to ask your doctor for generic prescriptions when possible. Not all
generic drugs are as good as their name brand counterpart but many of them are
just as good. Many insurance companies will offer reduced co-payments for
generic drugs that may be more affordable.

Your doctor may also have coupons for free prescription drugs given to
him/her by the drug manufacturer.

Your doctor may also be able to sign you up for free prescription drug

Here is a source for additional assistance, but be cautious when dealing
with third-party concerns. There are often costs involved that may not be

Free Medicine Help Through Prescription Assistance Programs


Above information was edited from:

Dr. Ronald E. Milliman, Professor of Marketing, Western Kentucky University

Chair, ACB Public Relations Committee
Chair, ACB Monthly Monetary Support Program (MMS) Committee