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Free or Discounted Prescription Programs
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Utah DSPD Complaint List Winter 2011

Free or Discounted Prescription Programs

There are several programs available providing free or discounted prescription drugs for those who need them. More information regarding these programs may be found at any of the following sites:



Patient Assistance Program Center ~ Offers a comprehensive database of programs and information.

NeedyMeds, Inc.


NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non profit, has information on programs that help people who can't afford their medications and health care costs. Provides data regarding approximately 2400 programs and nearly 11,000 free/low-cost/sliding-scale clinics. All their data is free, easy to access, and updated regularly.

Pfizer Helpful Answers



Pfizer Helpful Answers offers patient assistance programs to people without prescription coverage. These programs provide:


  • Savings on Pfizer medicines, regardless of age or income; or
  • Free Pfizer medicines for people with limited incomes who qualify


Merck Patient Assistance and Prescription Discount Programs


Merck offers a family of programs providing free and discounted medicines to patients who cannot afford their prescribed medicines.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance



The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. More than 2,500 brand-name and generic medicines are covered.

Children's programs can be found here: