Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Programs

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Bristol-Meyers Squibb patient assistance programs help save qualifying patients money on their Bristol-Meyers Squibb prescription drugs. Like most pharmaceutical companies, Bristol-Meyers Squibb offers several different programs covering a variety of their medications. Eligibility guidelines for most programs require the applicant to be a citizen of the United States or one of her territories, not have prescription drug insurance coverage, and meet specific annual income requirements.


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Founded 1858 (Squibb) and 1895 (Bristol-Myers)[1]
Available programs Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.
Phone number 800-736-0003[2]
Address 1 Squibb Dr New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Eligibility Requirements Must be a citizen of the U.S., Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, must not have prescription drug coverage, must meet annual income requirements[3]
Benefits Free prescription medication[3]
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Author Allison Hughes
 
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Bristol Meyers Squibb Information

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an international BioPharma company that operates on the mission to "discover, develop, and distribute medications for illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and mental disorders." Since 2002, the company has provided 13 new medications, with two more possible in 2012.[4] Bristol-Myers originally formed in 1895, while Squibb formed in 1858. The two companies merged in 1989 to form Bristol-Myers Squibb, then the second-largest pharmaceutical company in the world.[1]

Some of the company's top-selling products include Abilify®, Plavix®, Sustiva®, Avapro®, and Reyataz®.[5]

Bristol Meyers Squibb Patient Assistance Programs

Bristol-Myers Squibb offers free prescription drugs to qualified patients through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. To apply for the program, patients can download the application form from the official Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation website. If patients have additional questions, or want to receive a faxed copy of the application, they can call 800-0736-0003.[6]

In order to be eligible for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation program, patients must not have either public or private prescription drug insurance coverage, and must meet the following income requirements, which must be less than 250 percent of the Deferral Poverty Level:[6]

  • Families of 1: Must earn less than $27,925 in the Continental U.S., less than $34,000 in Alaska and less than $31,350 in Hawaii
  • Families of 2: Must earn less than $37,825 in the Continental U.S.

Larger families receive an adjusted amount according to the Federal Poverty Level.[6]

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Information About Patient Assistance Programs

Basic information on patient assistance programs, the types of drugs they cover, and who qualifies.

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Patient Assistance Program Covered Medications

Bristol Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation covers a variety of Bristol-Myers Squibb medications. If a patient is taking a medication not listed below, they can call 888-477-2669 for more information on a particular drug and assistance programs that may cover it.[7]

Covered Drugs

  • Abilify®
  • Avalide®
  • Erbitux®
  • Yervoy®
  • Ixempra®
  • Sprycel®
  • Kombiglyze® XR
  • Nulojix®
  • Onglyza®
  • Orencia®

About Patient Assistance Programs

Patient assistance programs are organized to help consumers who cannot afford to pay for necessary medications get the drugs they need at no cost or little out-of-pocket cost. All major pharmaceutical companies run such programs, and there are government-run programs as well. States often have their own programs for residents. Typically, only patients who earn a low income and/or have no prescription drug coverage will qualify, although some programs provide copay support for those whose insurance does not offer adequate coverage.[8]

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Also See: Patient Assistance Programs, Merck Patient Assistance Programs, Eli Lilly Patient Assistance Programs, AbbVie Patient Assistance Programs, Sanofi Patient Assistance Programs

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.bms.com/ourcompany/Pages/history.aspx
  2. http://www.bmspaf.org/contact.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.bmspaf.org/
  4. http://www.bms.com/ourcompany/Pages/home.aspx
  5. http://www.bms.com/ourcompany/Pages/keyfacts.aspx
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 http://www.bmspaf.org/program2.html
  7. http://bmspaf.org/Pages/Home.aspx
  8. http://www.pparx.org/en/prescription_assistance_programs/list_of_participating_programs