October 1, 2005
The Rising Cost Of Medicine
Individuals who take medication regularly and need help with the escalating costs of prescription drugs can contact the Free Medicine Program (www.freemedi cineprogram.com; 800-921-0072). The program helps consumers enroll in various prescription drug services.
To be eligible, applicants can not already be insured for outpatient prescription medicines, have an income that exceeds the program’s limit, or qualify for any government or third-party programs that provide prescription medicine coverage. Because of the high cost of some drugs, free medicine has been given to individuals with family incomes as high as $60,000. With the authorization of a physician and the approval of participating drug companies, individuals who meet these criteria, regardless of age, can obtain prescription medicines free of charge.