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Some pharmaceutical companies have programs that offer some of their medication at a discounted rate, or even free of charge, on a financial need basis.

Some examples:

Medicare website with a directory searchable by drug (listed here just as another source of info about the programs):


  • Would be good to find evidence that there was no government pressure or incentive to provide these programs.
  • Go through the Medicare site and look at all the links, start listing out programs. There seem to be a lot going on out there.
  • If you see numbers, start listing them out. (income level, $ saved for consumers, # of needy consumers who get meds, etc. More importantly, # of consumers who still don't)
  • Tidy up this article, obviously.