Patient Assistance

It’s the biopharmaceutical industry’s mission to find lifesaving treatments. It’s also our responsibility to help patients access them.




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Navigating the complexities of today’s health care system can be confusing and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. America’s biopharmaceutical research companies that make up PhRMA have partnered with health care providers, pharmacists, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help patients afford their medicines by creating the Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT). MAT makes it easier for those struggling to afford their medicines to find and learn about various programs that may be available to make prescription medicines more affordable for them, their loved ones or their patients.

MAT is a free, confidential and easy-to-use search engine that provides a single point of access to more than 900 public and private assistance programs. It helps patients, caregivers and health care providers find information about financial assistance and other resources made available through various biopharmaceutical industry programs. MAT’s focus is to help people who visit the site learn more about the costs of their medicines as well as what programs may be available to help them afford the medications they need. MAT itself is not a patient assistance program but is a specialized search tool used to find patient assistance resources that the biopharmaceutical industry offers for the uninsured as well as patients who have inadequate coverage.

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