After speaking to then Dey, now Mylan Specialty in August, 2011, I kept checking the Mylan website over and over seeking an Epi Pen® Patient Assistance Program, . They promised a program would be available at the end of the 4th quarter, December, 2011. I truly believed that they never produced the program as promised, as I blogged about this last December in my, “What’s Up with the Epi Pen® Two Pack?” blog. Eureka! I was wrong, they were late, but the program DOES exist!
photo courtesy of www.epipen.com
Here are the only two links I could find on the internet for the Mylan Specialty Epi Pen® Patient Assistance Program…
- RxAssit provides quite a bit of information online about the Patient Assistance Program and also offers the link to the PDF to apply in addition to coupons for other medications, etc. It appears that applications need to be downloaded from the internet and then completed by both patient and physician before being mailed or faxed in.
- RxAssit which provides a link to the Epi Pen® PDF too plus a phone number to call for more information. It does seem that the turn around on this program is not fast, so please do consider what to do, if you can, in the interim.
Speaking of…here is the printable form for the Epi Pen® Patient Assistance Program. I have called Mylan twice asking for help with their Epi Pen® Patient Assistance Program, left messages with a customer service person and have not heard back from them yet. I called on Thursday and Friday and will update this blog or re-post with more information as I learn more.
Update: As of July 26th, 2012, I still have not received a return phone Mylan from messages left with questions about the Epi Pen® Patient Assistance Program.
Update: On August 6th, 2012, I received an email message from Mylan with a phone number to call. I will call them back around August 9th or 10th and I promise to post my findings.
Here are my questions for Mylan:
- What is the threshold income level? US poverty standards or below, above? What are the income requirements?
- What is the medical diagnosis criteria?
- Where is this program detailed on their website and has this information been shared with physicians?
- Since we dealing with a life threatening situation, what is the processing turn-around time?
From what I understand, you need to be uninsured and have the ability to provide income tax return copies and physician or healthcare provider information. Your physician also needs to complete a portion of the application form. It looks like it will take some energy to complete a form, which is understandable.
Hopefully, I will have more to share soon, but until then…please spread the word….let everyone know that an Epi Pen® Patient Assistance Program exists! It could save lives!
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