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What if I can't afford prescription medications? 
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Assistance programs
There is a partnership for prescription assistance at https://www.
Pparx.Org/ -- this lists many programs set up by drug companies to help people in need to receive their medications for low cost, or in some cases free. There are guidelines and forms to fill out -- your doctor can help with this. Check the web site and you'll see. A similar one is at http://www.Needymeds.Org/indices/pap.Htm.

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In brief: Assistance programs
There is a partnership for prescription assistance at https://www.
Pparx.Org/ -- this lists many programs set up by drug companies to help people in need to receive their medications for low cost, or in some cases free. There are guidelines and forms to fill out -- your doctor can help with this. Check the web site and you'll see. A similar one is at http://www.Needymeds.Org/indices/pap.Htm. A doctor can talk to you now ›
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry , 34 years in practice
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Seek assistance
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist to see if a less expensive alternative medication is available.
Also ask if the pharmaceutical company has an assistance program (nearly all do have such programs-check their websites.) lastly, see if a higher dosage is available where the pill can then be split. Don't not take your medications; it was prescribed for a very good reason.

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In brief: Seek assistance
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist to see if a less expensive alternative medication is available.
Also ask if the pharmaceutical company has an assistance program (nearly all do have such programs-check their websites.) lastly, see if a higher dosage is available where the pill can then be split. Don't not take your medications; it was prescribed for a very good reason. Get help now ›
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine , 23 years in practice
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Prescriptions
Patient assistant programs are available.
Also consult your local mental health facility.

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In brief: Prescriptions
Patient assistant programs are available.
Also consult your local mental health facility. Speak with Dr. Alan Ali now ›
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry , 24 years in practice
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry
In brief: Discuss
Discuss it with your physician.
Depending on what medications they are and what they are treating there may be cheaper options. You can also speak to a social worker if the practice you go to has one to find out about options for payment or insurance. Good luck.

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In brief: Discuss
Discuss it with your physician.
Depending on what medications they are and what they are treating there may be cheaper options. You can also speak to a social worker if the practice you go to has one to find out about options for payment or insurance. Good luck. Connect with a doctor for a more personalized answer ›
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Dr. Shariq Refai
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