Pfizer Public Policy: Patient & Prescription Assistance Programs
Pfizer invests heavily in research and development to discover new treatments that will alleviate suffering and give hope to patients around the world. But inventing medicines isn't enough if the people who need them can't get them. Pfizer believes that having a limited income should not limit access to medicines, so Pfizer is taking steps to improve access to prescription drugs.
- Pfizer, along with other drug companies, supports the broadest access possible to medicines.
- Pfizer has established its own programs to help patients who need but cannot afford our drugs.
Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies have established special programs to help ensure that patients on limited incomes and those without insurance can obtain needed drugs. Pfizer RxPathways™, formerly Pfizer Helpful Answers®, helps eligible patients get access to their Pfizer medicines by offering a range of support services, including insurance counseling, co-pay help, providing Pfizer medicines for free or at a savings, and more.
Pfizer's patient assistance programs have helped millions of uninsured and underinsured patients get access to the medications they need. For more information on Pfizer RxPathways, please visit www.PfizerRxPathways.com .
Pfizer's programs build on health insurance programs available through state and federal governments. Many low-income Americans are eligible for health insurance coverage through the Medicaid program, administered by the states. The Medicaid program includes a drug benefit that offers prescription drugs at little-to-no cost. Most Americans over the age of 65, regardless of income, are eligible for Medicare, which now offers a prescription drug benefit.
Pfizer actively supported the Medicare Prescription Drug benefit which became law in 2003. Under the new Medicare law, Medicare beneficiaries have all or part of their prescription drug costs covered by the government. Learn More About Medicare Drug Benefits.
Pfizer Helpful Answers is a joint program of Pfizer Inc and the Pfizer Patient Assistance Foundation™.