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5.2. What if you can't afford AZT? (AIDS)




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This article is from the AIDS FAQ, by Dan Greening with numerous contributions by others.

5.2. What if you can't afford AZT? (AIDS)

PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AT BURROUGHS WELLCOME

The Burroughs Wellcome Company has announced changes in its Patient
Assistance Program (PAP) to make access to its drugs easier for
disadvantaged patients. Physicians can now call a toll-free number,
once they have determined that a patient is in need, to receive
authorization to enroll the patient in the program. Upon
authorization, the physician will give the patient a prescription
benefit card from PCS Health Systems that can be used at any pharmacy.

To qualify, patients must meet the following guidelines:

o be a resident of the United States or its territories;

o be financially disadvantaged;

o have applied for and be awaiting reply from other prescription
funding sources; or

o not qualify for private or government assistance.

The primary patient groups expected to participate are those using
Burroughs Wellcome products for HIV and related infections, those with
herpesvirus infections, transplant recipients, and those with cancer
or congestive heart failure.

Enrollment in the PAP must be initiated by a physician. To find out if
an individual is eligible, patients should have their physicians call
(800) 722-9294.

 

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