Yes or No

  • Yes

    Votes: 5 62.5%
  • No

    Votes: 3 37.5%

  • Total voters
    8

Caverject

15+ Year Member
Aug 19, 2003
7,725
29
APhA-ASP encourages the development of educational resources for pharmacists and student pharmacists on existing assistance programs that provide low-income and uninsured patients access to medications at a reduced cost.

Background Statement:
The current cost of prescription medication today prohibits many low-income and uninsured patients from being adherent with their drug therapy. As a result, many government and private organizations offer assistance programs that allow these patients to obtain medications at a reduced cost. In order to fully utilize these programs, pharmacists and student pharmacists should be familiar with programs offered in their local communities. Knowledge of these programs allows pharmacists to match patients’ needs to the programs available. Overall, the desired effect would be to increase patient adherence and improve medication use through making prescription drugs more affordable to those with financial needs.
 

rxgal8

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jan 20, 2005
636
0
Status
Yes. We should be aware of any alternative programs available for our patients.
 

Sosumi

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Feb 23, 2005
300
6
Baltimore, MD
Status
Pharmacist
Yes. I'm all for it. I'm an intern at a pharmacy where there are a lot of underserved. It grates me more though to see a little old lady shell out $200 for her one month supply of meds when there are alternative meds and other avenues to have the prices reduced.