Highly Recommended

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps users find low cost medications, patient assistance programs, and low-cost health clinics. Other resources include service animals, diabetes supplies, health insurance marketplaces, and patient advocacy. It is recommended as a great start for locating low cost medications and other cost-saving programs.

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Review Date: 8/10/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

Font size and spacing is easy to read, and the site's text stands out against the background for quick scanning. Finding relevant patient assistance programs is simple, as the website guides users along and even supplies appropriate prompts. There's even a prominent link to "Get step-by-step instructions."

Visual Design

The site's visual design is rather generic and misses some opportunities to better indicate the site's purpose and major functions. Overall, though, users have ample room to explore content by scrolling, browsing popular tools, and using the search engine.

Quality

Visitors coming to this website will find relevant financial resources for prescription medications and low-cost clinics. The programs listed appear to accomplish — or attempt to accomplish — the cost-savings goals as stated. But with substantial partnerships with major biopharmaceutical companies, there are some issues here with impartiality.

Credibility

Staff names are not identified, but the website does a pretty good job of providing context for its services as well as detailing its partnerships. And despite the organization's ties to large pharmaceutical companies, the services provided here all appear to lead to credible and above-board groups.

Pros

  1. Applying for financial assistance is as easy as entering a name and some basic personal information
  2. Clear instructions and prompts guide users through the application process
  3. FAQ section puts users in touch with associated topics and relevant outside resources

Cons

  1. Intimately associated with the pharmaceutical industry
  2. Several of the most popular medications return a limited number of applicable assistance programs
  3. Search queries are hit or miss
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Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a trade group established in 1958 representing companies in the pharmaceutical industry

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Find and apply for patient assistance programs, blog, newsletter, mobile app, downloadable brochures, FAQ

Languages: English, Spanish

Contact: info@PPARx.org

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