Specialty Meds Can Be Affordable

Knowledge of program availability and its benefits is critical for key stakeholders.

By offering financial assistance, a specialty medication affordability program allows patients to start and stay on therapy. Frequently, because specialty drugs are much more expensive, patients are unable to afford the medications they need. The most important benefit of an assistance program is that it allows adherence to doctor-prescribed treatment. Because the patient journey - beginning with the onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment - is often long, it is important that medications are available at an affordable price and that patients are aware of the existence of such programs from the time a drug is prescribed. This information can be acquired in a number of ways, including through written material, websites, text messages, mobile apps, etc.

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