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Old 24-Jun-2008, 08:24 PM (20:24)     1        21095
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Free medications in the USA

Many people inside the USA do not have access to healthcare (47 million out of a total population of 300 million), and/or are not able to afford necessary ongoing medications. Everyone should be aware that some USA pharmaceutical companies offer their medication products free for those qualifying under a general rubric of low-income and disabled people living in the USA. As part of qualifying under this program, a medical doctor must sign the application, and attach the prescription in question to it.

You can find more information on needymeds.com.

Here are just a few adresses pertaining to just a few meds and the companies which make them in question. You can find out more by looking up any particular medication on Wikipedia, and finding out from that who makes it, then finding the address of the company, and of its patient assistance program if it has one, from Wikipedia or a general web search.

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Abilify Bristol Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Program for Abilify, P.O. Box 8309, Somerville, NJ 08876 (800) 736 0003, option 1
Anafranil Mallinckrodt, Patient Assistance Program, Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma, P.O. Box 18204, Oklahoma City, OK 73154 (800) 259 7765, ext.110
Aricept Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Aricept Assistance Program, 1480 Arthur Avenue, Ste. D, Louisville, CO 80027 (800) 226 2072
Clozapine (generic) Ivax Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Clozapine Patient Assistance Program, P.O. Box 4310, Morgantown, WV 26504-1310 (888) 823 7835
Clorazil Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Clorazil Patient Support Program (800) 257 3273, opt. 1
Concerta Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Senior Patient Assistance Program, P.O. Box 221009, Charlotte, NC 28222-1009 (888) 294 2400
Depakote Abbott Laboratories, Patient Assistance Program, Pharmaceutical Products Div., Dept D-13C, J23, 200 Abbott Park Rd., Abbott Park, IL 60064 (800) 222 6885
Effexor Wyeth Pharmaceutical, Patient Assistance Foundation, P.O. Box 1759, Paoli, PA 19301-0859 (800) 568 9938
Geodon Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Patient Assistance Foundation, P.O. Box 52119, Phoenix, AZ 85072 (866) 443 6366
Klonopin Roche Labs, Patient Assistance Program, Medical Needs Department, Roche Laboratories, 340 Kingsland St., Nutley, NJ 07110-1199 (800) 285 4484
Lamictal GlaxoSmithKline, Bridges To Access, P.O. Box 29038, Phoenix, AZ 85038 (866) 728 4368
Lithium (generic) SmithKlineBeecham Foundation, Access To Care, c/o Express Scripts / SDS, P.O. Box 2564, Maryland Hts., MO 63043-8564 (800) 546 9420

Please keep in mind that I got all the above information from the book below, and that it may be out of date, or I may have mis-typed, IOW sue don't sue me, I am no expert on all this. No responsibility is taken at all for any mistakes here, or for asteroids hitting the Earth, or anything else.

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What, no Ativan?

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What, no Ativan?

Dicks.
Ask, don't assume. Not all medications are covered above *; look up on Wikipedia who makes Ativan, ask the company who makes Ativan about "Patient Assistance" or suchlike for those with low-income or chronic conditions, and ask your doctor also.

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* For one thing, I simply don't have the time to do huge lists of individual meds.
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Ativan is now manufactured by a whole lot of different companies under a huge number of different brandnames (see below). You should be able to find at least one company making the stuff (lorazepam) under their own brandname who are willing to participate in such patient assistance programs, it's up to you to chase it up.

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Almazine, Alzapam, Anxiedin, Anxira, Anzepam, Aplacasse, Aplacassee, Apo-Lorazepam, Aripax, Azurogen, Bonatranquan, Bonton, Control, Donix, Duralozam, Efasedan, Emotion, Emotival, Idalprem, Kalmalin, Larpose, Laubeel, Lopam, Lorabenz, Loram, Lorans, Lorapam, Lorat, Lorax, Lorazene, Lorazep, Lorazepam, Lorazin, Lorafen (PL), Lorazon, Lorenin, Loridem, Lorivan, Lorsedal, Lorzem, Lozepam, Merlit, Nervistop L, Nervistopl, NIC, Novhepar, Novolorazem, Orfidal, Piralone, Placidia, Placinoral, Punktyl, Quait, Renaquil, Rocosgen, Securit, Sedarkey, Sedatival, Sedizepan, Sidenar, Silence, Sinestron, Somnium, Stapam, Tavor, Titus, Tolid, Tranqil, Tranqipam, Trapax, Trapaxm, Trapex, Upan, Wintin and Wypax.
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Thanks to Gurdur posting that info, Moriah, I was able to find you an 800 # to the Ativan Rx assistance line-- Ativan Rx Assistance Program: (800) 568-9938

Here's a link to the NAMI Ativan page:

http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Sec...ontentID=34831
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Groovy, now all it needs bes a scrip'.
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It would not call you that.
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What does Ativan do? Long ago, maybe 30 years, I had an elderly Dr. I told him I was nervous and he gave me valium!
I took one and got freaked out (I've never liked legal drugs, much less ones that are wanted on the underground market)
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Ativan bes a very nice calming thing. A mild sedative, it will quell anxiety and calm nerves and enable you to sleep if you bes tired but cannot rest (though it bes not given for sleep as far as this one knows).

They gives it to Moriah 3 years ago when it got involuntary committed for being homicidal. But they would not give it a scrip for it the fuckers. ONLY fucking thing that helped and they refused to prescribe it. DICKS!!!!
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Do you have a general dr. that you can ask about it now?
Me, I'm on Avianne (not for men
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What's that (avianne)? never heard of it.

No it does not have a GP currently. Should probably get one though and have some general checkup stuff done. Been a long time. Not sure a GP would prescribe Ativan though; it bes a psych med as far as daimonizomai can tell.
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avianne-a miracle drug (to me). Its a low dose birth control pill. Been on it years and have no more pain.
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..... But they would not give it a scrip for it the fuckers. ...

Most likely because:
  1. a ward is not a GP, and you need a proper GP for ongoing prescriptions, observation and control
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  2. and Ativan has side-effects, and is widely abused, and can be addictive
If you want proper ongoing treatment, then you need to arrange a proper GP.
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What does Ativan do? Long ago, maybe 30 years, I had an elderly Dr. I told him I was nervous and he gave me valium!
Ativan is much like valium.

I wouldn't personally recommend valium or any relatives of valium for anxiety, but it was all the rage 30 years ago. But other meds are far better for anxiety control and treatment.
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Adding another to the lists, since it came up tonight on Twitter:

Aricept: http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/...tails.aspx?p=4
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I work with these people occasionally. Don't know how applicable it is to anyone here, but it might do someone good.

http://www.celgene.com/patient-suppo...gram-home.aspx
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"I wouldn't personally recommend Valium or any relatives of Valium for anxiety", I know it's a bad mix, but Valium and Jack Daniels relieved my anxiety of flying so well that I slept from Cincinnati to Seattle, and when the prop. plane out of Seattle got hit by lightening right after take off, I giggled about it. Mothers little helper, maiking it possible for scardicats to fly about the country.
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LOOOL!
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