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June / July 1996

Who to call to help pay for meds

Many drug companies -- often in response to activist pressure -- have set up programs to help people who cannot afford medications. These programs can help with reimbursement problems and can sometimes supply free drugs if a person qualifies (although most require enrollment through a physician). Anyone who calls the numbers below can obtain eligibility information.

Drug by manufacturer brand name used against
Clarithromycin: 800.441.4987 Biaxin Mycobacterial infections
Ritonavir: 800.659.9050 Norvir HIV
Amgen: 800.272.9376
G-CSF Neupogen Neutropenia
Astra: 800.488.3247
Foscarnet Foscavir CMV
Bristol-Myers Squibb: 800.272.4878
d4T Zerit HIV
ddI Videx HIV
Megestrol acetate Megace Wasting, weight loss
Fujisawa: 800.366.6323
Aerosolized pentamidine Nebupent PCP
GlaxoWellcome: 800.722.9294
Acyclovir Zovirax Herpes
Atovaquone Mepron PCP
AZT Retrovir HIV
Pyrimethamine Daraprim Toxoplasmosis
3TC Epivir HIV
Hoffmann-La Roche: 800.285.4484
ddC Hivid HIV
Ganciclovir Cytovene CMV
Interferon alpha-2A Roferon Kaposi's sarcoma
Saquinavir: 800.282.7780 Invirase HIV
Immunex: 800.466.8639
GM-CSF Leukine Neutropenia
Janssen: 800.544.2987
Itraconazole Sporonox Fungal infections
Ketoconazole Nizoral Fungal infections
Merck: 800.850.3430
Indinavir Crixivan HIV
Ortho Biotech: 800.553.3851
Erythropoietin Procrit Anemia
Fluconazole: 800.869.9979 Diflucan Fungal infections
Azithromycin: 800.646.4455 Zithromax Bacterial infections
Pharmacia & Upjohn: 800.366.5570
Rifabutin Mycobutin MAC
Roxane Labs: 800.274.8651
Dronabinol Marinol Wasting, weight loss
Sequus: 800.375.1658
Doxorubicin Doxil Kaposi's sarcoma

Source: Community Prescription Service, New York City, 1996

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