Medical Challenges

Assistance Programs

Many medications have co-pay assistance programs for those who qualify. Generally, co-pay assistance is for commercial insurance plans. However, drug manufacturers may also have patient assistance programs (PAPs) for those who are still in need of financial assistance. While these programs often limit the total amount that an individual can utilize per year, it is helpful to know what options are available. Co-pay assistance programs are typically for medications that are brand name with no generic equivalent available. Often, your prescribing provider or specialty pharmacist can help direct how to get set up for this type of program, but they cannot do everything for you because personal financial information such as tax returns may be required.

Additionally, the TSC Alliance has partnered with DiRx, an online digital pharmacy platform focused on generic medicine access and affordability. This program utilizes generic formulations of medications on a cash basis only.  For those who struggle with access or delays due to insurance or prior authorization, this program may offer an alternative.  Programs that require Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS), such as vigabatrin, are currently not available through this program. Download this postcard for additional information and a special discount code for people with TSC. To find out more or if you have any questions, please contact DiRx customer service at 1-877-367-3479.