Patient Assistance Programs

Pharmaceutical Programs

The costs of pharmaceuticals can be prohibitive for our patients with limited income. The Patient Care Committee has developed a user-friendly interface for Patient Assistance Programs for pharmaceuticals. A compilation of telephone numbers and/or web pages for commonly prescribed drugs used by patients with gastrointestinal or liver disorders are listed below.

Another source for your patients is the Partnership for Prescription Assistance which can be found at This site created by a coalition of drug companies and health care providers can make it easier for poor patients to find information on private and public programs offering free medications.

Aptalis Assist Program (Canasa)
P.O. Box 52065
Phoenix, AZ 85072-9152
P: 866-292-2679
No faxes accepted

Gilead U.S. Advancing Access Patient Assistance Program (Hepsera)
P.O. Box 13185
La Jolla, CA 92039-3185
P: 800-226-2056
F: 800-216-6857

Pfitzer Connection to Care Assistance Program (Protonix)
P.O. Box 66585
St. Louis, MO 63166-6585
P: 866-706-2400
No faxes accepted

PROCRITline (Procrit)
P.O. Box 220247
Charlotte, NC 28222-0247
P: 800-553-3851
F: 800-987-5572

Salix Patient Assistance Program (Colazal)
P.O. Box 66520
St. Louis, MO 63166
P: 866-282-6563
No faxes accepted

RemiStart Patient Assistance Program (Remicade)
6501 Weston Parkway. Suite 370
Cary, NC 27513
P: 888-222-3771
F: 877-234-3048

Shire Cares Patient Assistance & Support Program (Lialda and Pentasa)
6900 College Boulevard, Suite 1000
Overland Park, Kansas 66211
P: 888-227-3755
F: 877-922-7379

Takeda Patient Assistance Program (Amitiza and Dexilant)
PO Box 66552
St. Louis, MO 63166-6552
P: 800-830-9159
F: 800-497-0928