Patient Assistance Programs
Not everyone who needs our medicines is able to get them. In the United States, LillyTruAssist provides access to products for eligible patients through several patient assistance programs. The majority of our product donations are made through TruAssist, which serves as the umbrella program for Lilly’s many patient assistance efforts.
In the United States, approximately 50 million people were without health insurance in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and many others had limited coverage. As the cost of health care has risen, even people with health insurance are paying a higher portion of costs out of pocket. For the uninsured and underinsured, the cost of medical treatment and prescription drugs may be an obstacle to getting the care and medicines they need.
Lilly provides access to our medicines for eligible patients through several patient assistance programs, some in partnerships with industry groups. In 2011, we announced LillyTruAssist, a central point of information about these programs, including eligibility requirements and available Lilly medicines. LillyTruAssist increases awareness of available assistance by providing an easy-to-use, one-stop resource to help healthcare providers, advocates, and patients quickly access the information they need.
To learn more, visit the LillyTruAssist website.