Thursday, September 30, 2010

Suboxone Patient Assistance Program

Reckitt Benckiser's Suboxone Patient Assistance Program offers free suboxone medication to low-income patients who meet all eligibility requirements. Some criteria include:

-Patient must not have public or private insurance.
-Patient must have an income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.
-Patient must have a medical diagnosis of opioid dependence.
-Patient must be at least 16 years old.
-Patient must also be a US resident.

Enrolled patients are eligible for only 12 months of assistance. During the summer, there was a change in the program; instead of the suboxone being shipped to the physician, the patient now receives a prepaid pharmacy card in the mail and picks up the medication at a participating pharmacy. A physician can only have three patients on the program at a time.

Stay informed! The Needymeds website provides information on the Suboxone Patient Assistance Program that was updated today; this page includes important contact information, suboxone doses that are part of the program, eligibility requirements, the roles of the physician and patient in the application process, and application requirements. Also, check out this link, which provides additional details about the suboxone assistance program.

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