Prescription Drug Costs
Almost all drug companies offer drugs for free to those that cannot afford them. Each company has a different application procedure, and your doctor must sign a form. The medications are then shipped to your doctor for you. This could relieve you of your high prescription drug costs, so it is worth the effort. Look online for the drug company’s program, then fill out the application. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association, 1100 Fifteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20005; 202-835-3400
RxAmerica offers the Arizona Discount Program which is open to Medicare-eligible Arizona residents. This program costs $9.95 a year, and provides a discount of 10-55% on most prescription drug costs. You can contact this program by phone at 888-227-8315. The prescription discount card is accepted at over 500 pharmacies across the state, as well as at the RxAmerica mail order pharmacy. This plan was created by Governor Janet Napolitano.