Prescription Assistance

No one LIKES to take pills!

But if you MUST take medications and do not have insurance or your insurer decides not to pay for your prescriptions, what do you do?

If you are willing to do your "homework" there are places to contact that may help you obtain needed medications. The key word is "shop, shop, shop" for the best prices for each medication.

Prices can range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars for the same medicine!

Compare prices regularly!

For example, today Walgreens has Mepron for $750.

The same medication at Publix is $1,483.

Below are web sites for patient assistance programs to help you obtain discount or free prescription drugs. Some are specifically for those with a low income (some consider low income to be in the $40,000.00 range). There are also websites below for purchasing supplements, over-the-counter meds and even pet medications at a lower cost than most stores offer.

The inclusion of any link on the list below is not an endorsement of these sites or programs. This is simply a resource to try to make it easier for you to get medications for you, your child or your pet.


Patient Assistance Plan

(Reports from patients about this program have been very good.)

Drug Name: Mepron

Manufacturer: GSK

Program Name: GSK Bridges to Access

Income Limits (family size of one – family size of two): $27,075 - $36,425; for larger family contact RX Access for Income Limits

How Dispensed: Pharm card

Additional Mepron PAP Program Guideline Information:

There is also a program for patients on Medicare Plan D. The patient must provide proof that he/she has spent $600 or more for prescription medicines since January 1 and provide a copy of the Medicare Plan D ID card. A pharmacy card will be mailed to use at any pharmacy at no cost.

GSK Patient Assistance Program-

If you feel you need assistance with the Mepron Patient Assistance Program's paperwork (it isn't difficult for most) you may want to check this site. They will do it for you for a fee. More Information Here...

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New website, BLINK HEALTH- - allows you to pay online then go to your pharmacy to pick up your medications at a "lower price" or in some cases they are free. Total cost may be lower than your standard co-pays, just tell pharmacist to use BLINK HEALTH instead of your insurance if that is the case. First time customers get a $5.00 off coupon to use in addition to the other savings. No memberships involved.

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If you have a local Wal-Mart, Target Store or Giant Eagle Supermarket please see their Discount Prescription Plans that offer a 30 day supply of certain medications for $4.00, or a 90 day supply for $10.00.

Walgreens has a 'Valued-Priced Medication List' with over 700 medications at discounted prices. Publix Pharmacy offers free antibiotics (2 wk. supply) and one free month of Metformin along with other specials.

United Supermarkets, Price Chopper Supermarket and ShopRite Markets offer free antibiotics. Wegmans offers some free antibiotics and $4 & $10 generic drugs. Harris Teeter also offers generic medications at a reduced price.

Special offers can change at any time, so please check each site and the stores in your area before purchasing new prescriptions or refilling any medications.



Giant Eagle Supermarket

Price Chopper Supermarket


Publix Pharmacy

United Supermarkets

Harris Teeter


Free or Reduced Priced Medication Programs

Needy Meds

For more information call (978) 865-4115

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Call center (888) 477-2669

RX Assist

The Medicine Program

Together RX

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

MEDICARE Drug Prescription Program

Free Medicines


How To Get Free Prescription Medications

Purchasing Drugs From Foreign Countries

Coupons & Discount Cards

Mepron and other medications- up to 75% off

Antibiotics- up to 75% off


Medicare Discount Drug Card


GoodRX Coupons

Internet Drug Coupons

Refund Sweeper

We Have An App For That!

ITunes App

[An APP to find the lowest local prices for your prescriptions.]

For Your Pets

Specific Drugs & Manufacturers


Last Updated- July 2018

Prepared by Lucy Barnes

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