Co Pay & PAP

CO-PAY PROGRAMS and PAP PROGRAMS

Co-pay programs offer assistance to people with private insurance, reducing the co-payments or coinsurance costs required to obtain hepatitis B or hepatitis C drugs at the pharmacy. Many of these programs are not available for those enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or other government-based prescription plan.

Patient assistance programs (PAPs) offer free hepatitis B or C drugs to lower-income people who are uninsured or underinsured, and who do not qualify for insurance programs such as Medicaid or Medicare.

If you are ineligible for co-pay or patient assistance funds because you have Medicare, Medicaid or another government-based prescription plan, and cannot afford your prescription(s), ask the pharmaceutical company to refer you to a patient advocacy organization (some are listed below).

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)
Drugs covered: Baraclude (entecavir)
Contact Information: or www.baraclude.bmscustomerconnect.com/Co-pay
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance and free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements
Gilead Sciences
Drugs covered: Hepsera (adefovir dipivoxil), Viread (tenofovir)
Contact Information: Co-pay for Viread or www.viread.com/en/my_access.aspx PAP for Hepsera or Viread or www.gilead.com/us_advancing_access
Program Details: Viread: Offers co-pay assistance for those meeting eligibility requirements; Hepsera or Viread: Offers free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Drugs covered: Epivir-HBV (lamivudine)
Contact Information: Co-pay, coupons and free trial offers www.activatethecard.com/gsk/welcome.html and www.gskforyou.com/coupons-and-vouchers/index.html
PAP: Bridges to Access or www.bridgestoaccess.com; GSK Access for those with Medicare Part D or www.gsk-access.com
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance, free drug programs, coupons and free trial offers for those meeting eligibility requirements
Novartis
Drugs covered: Tyzeka (telbivudine)
Contact Information: or www.us.novartis.com/info/patient-assistance/patient-assistance.jsp
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance and free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

AbbVie Inc.
Drugs covered: Technivie (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir), Viekira Pak (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir; dasabuvir), Moderiba (ribavirin)
Contact Information: For Technivie and Viekira Pak 844-277-6233 or www.viekira.com/proceed-support, For Moderiba 844-663-3742 or www.moderiba.com/patient-support/financial
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance and free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)
Drugs covered: Daklinza (daclatasvir)
Contact Information: 844-44CONNECT (844-442-6663) or www.patientsupportconnect.bmscustomerconnect.com
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance and free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements
Genentech/Roche
Drugs covered: Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a) and Copegus (ribavirin)
Contact Information: or www.genentech-access.com/pegasys/patients
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance and free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements
Gilead Sciences
Drugs covered: Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir), Sovaldi (sofosbuvir)
Contact Information: () or www.MySupportPath.com
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance and free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements
Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
Drugs covered: Olysio (simeprevir), Procrit* (epoetin alfa)
Contact Information: Olysio () or www.olysio.com; Procrit or www.jjpaf.org
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance and free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements
*Procrit is a treatment that may be prescribed off-label for anemia that may occur when ribavirin is used in the hepatitis C treatment regimen.
Kadmon Pharmaceuticals
Drugs covered: Ribasphere (ribavirin)
Contact Information: or www.ribapak.com/index.html
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance and free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements
Merck & Co.
Drugs covered: PegIntron (peginterferon alfa-2b), Rebetol (ribavirin),Victrelis* (boceprevir)
Contact Information: Co-pay for PegIntron or www.pegintron.com/peg/pegintron/consumer/index.jsp. Co-pay for Victrelis or www.merckconnect.com/victrelis/overview.html. PAP or www.merckhelps.com
Program Details: Offers co-pay assistance and free drug programs for those meeting eligibility requirements
*Merck announced plans to stop selling Victrelis in the U.S. beginning 2016

OTHER PATIENT ADVOCACY PROGRAMS

In addition to pharmaceutical patient assistance and co-pay programs, patient advocacy programs may help you find affordable medication and navigate other issues relating to access to care.

Hepatitis B and C Viruses (HBV and HCV)

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
Contact Information: or www.pparx.org
Program Details: The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need by matching them with the right assistance programs.
Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)
Contact Information: () or www.panfoundation.org
Program Details: The Patient Access Network Foundation offers help to people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses for whom cost limits access to medical treatments.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Bonnie Morgan Foundation for HCV
Contact Information: or www.notwithoutafight.org
Program Details: The Bonnie Morgan Foundation provides information about hepatitis C treatment and co-pay assistance programs. The foundation disburses charitable donations for those who need help paying prescription drug co-pays and deductibles.
Help-4-Hep
Contact Information: 877-HELP4HEP () or www.help4hep.org
Program Details: Help-4-Hep is a nonprofit, peer-to-peer helpline where counselors work with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C. Help-4-Hep provides information and resources about finding financial help to pay for low cost testing, or finding a free or low cost clinic, or financial help with payment for treatments. They may also help find doctors and support groups. Services are provided free of charge.
Patient Advocate Foundation’s Hepatitis C CareLine
Contact Information: or www.hepatitisc.pafcareline.org
Program Details: Patient Advocate Foundation’s Hepatitis C CareLine is a hotline for patients and providers that provides assistance to patients who have been diagnosed with hepatitis C and are seeking education and access to care.

HCV-HIV Coinfection

To find patient assistance and co-pay programs if you are coinfected with HCV and HIV, check out: Help Paying for Meds: Patient Assistance and Co-Pay Programs for HIV and Viral Hepatitis Drugs

The information on this page is based on a document originally produced by the Fair Pricing Coalition, an ad hoc group of activists who advocate with the pharmaceutical industry regarding the price and patient access to HIV and viral hepatitis drugs. For more information, please visit www.fairpricingcoalition.org.