With the increasing cost of healthcare, many people are finding themselves without adequate medical insurance and are unable to afford the prescription medications they need to stay well. The patient assistance program for Adderall can make a difference for those facing economic hardship.
Adderall was created by Shire Pharmaceuticals through its Specialty Pharmaceuticals Program, which seeks to develop effective treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine and is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of narcolepsy as well as ADHD by stimulating the brain’s nerve cells.
Through the Shire Cares Program, the Adderall patient assistance program provides a pharmacy card for one year of free medication to patients prescribed Adderall who are unable to pay for the medication or obtain it through health insurance benefits. The pharmacy card may be used once a month to fill a prescription.
Who is Eligible?
The Adderall patient assistance program is available to anyone who is not eligible or covered by a prescription discount program. This includes public, private, and Medicare prescription coverage. You must also be a US citizen and meet current income guidelines, with income at or below 200% of the Federal poverty line according to the number of people in your household.
How to Apply for Benefits
To check eligibility and apply for benefits, you must fill out an enrollment form and have it completed and signed by your physician. Be sure to write neatly and include as much information as possible to help the enrollment process run smoothly and quickly. You may then choose to either pick up the finished form yourself to mail in for benefits eligibility or include a stamped envelope for your doctor’s office to mail in on your behalf.
There is now help for patients prescribed or currently using Adderall who find that they cannot afford to pay for their prescription. The Adderall Patient Assistance Program can make a difference. For additional questions about eligibility, program benefits, or to enroll in the program please call the Shire Cares program at Shire Pharmaceuticals.
On a related note there are Printable Prescription Coupons online for this medication.