Partnership for Prescription Assistance
What is the Partnership for Prescription Assistance?
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is the largest private-sector effort dedicated to helping patients in need find ways to access prescription medicines for little or no cost through patient assistance programs. The partnership brings together America’s pharmaceutical research companies and more than 1,300 national, state and local organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Cancer Society, American College of Emergency Physicians, Easter Seals, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, United Way and the Urban League.
Through a toll-free number (1-888-4PPA-NOW) and user-friendly Web site (www.pparx.org), the PPA provides a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs that can provide help with more than 2,500 brand-name prescription medicines, including a wide range of generics. Of the patient assistance programs offered through the PPA, more than 180 are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.