Drug Assistance Program

Most major pharmaceutical companies have drug assistance programs which provide medications to people who cannot afford them. In most cases, your physician must apply to these programs on your behalf, but you can call and obtain the applications and information yourself.


CompanyProductPhoneFax
AlzaEthyol (amifostine), Doxil HCI800-609-1083800-482-1896
Amgen Inc.Neupogen (filgrastim or granulocyte colony stimulating factor)800-272-9376888-508-8090
AnestaActiq (oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate)877-229-1241 
AstraZeneca PharmaceuticalsArmidex (anastrozle), Casodex (bicalutamide), Nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate), Zoladex (goserelin acetate implant)800-424-3727 
Aventis Pharmaceuticalsnilandron (available through the Aventis Patient Assistance Program-Kansas City)800-221-4025 
Bayer CorporationDTIC Dome800-998-9180 
Berlex Laboratoriesfludara (fludarabine phosphate) for injection800-473-5832703-706-5925
Bristol-Myers Squibball Bristol-Myers Squibb oncology products800-272-4878888-776-2370
Chiron Therapeuticsproleukin (aldesleukin, IL-2), DepoCyt (cytarabine liposome injection)800-775-7533415-495-6790
Eli Lilly & Company, Lilly Oncologygemzar, oncovin, and velban888-4-GEMZAR (888/443-6927)877-366-0585
Genentech, Inc.herceptin (trastuzumab), rituxan (rituximab)888-249-4918
Single Point of Contact/UPP
888-249-4919
Gilead Sciences
Reimbursement Support and Assistance Program
vistide, danuoxome800-226-2056888-216-6857
Glaxo Wellcomeduragesic (fentanyl transdermal system), ergamisol (levamisole hydrochloride) tablets800-722-9294 
MGI Pharma, Inc.salagen tablets (pilocarpine hydrochloride)888-743-5711 
NovartisCall for product list800-257-3273480-314-7170
Nycomed AmershamOncoSed (1-125 Seeds), Rapid Strand (1-125 seeds), Metastron (Strontium-89 Chloride)800-654-0118609-514-6575
Ortho Biotech Inc.procrit (epoetin alfa) for non-dialysis use, leustatin (cladribine) injection800-553-2851800-683-7855
Parke-DavisMost Parke-Davis outpatient products with chronic indications are covered.908-725-1247 
Pfizer, Inc.diflucan800-869-9979 
Pharacia & UpjohnThis company does not give out product lists. Patients must go through Oncology Hotline first for a review of benefits. After that, the patient is referred to the patient assistance program if applicable.800-242-7014 
Roche Laboratories, Inc.xeloda, vesanoid, Roferon-A, FUDR (floxuridine)800-443-6676 (choose option #2) 
Roxane Laboratories, Inc.Oramorph Sr, roxanol, roxicodone, marinol, viramune800-274-8651 
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticalsmatulane (procarbizine)800-999-6673746-6481
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticalshycamtin, kytril800-699-3806714-750-8513
The Liposome Companyabelcet800-345-2252714-750-8513
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