Project Ended 05/31/2015
NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs. NeedyMeds' mission has always been to help those who are struggling with the high costs of medical care. For over 16 years, this has taken shape as our information database of patient assistance programs, diagnosis-based financial assistance, free/low-cost clinics, government programs, and other types of assistance programs. In recent years, NeedyMeds has been expanding to offer more direct assistance including a Drug Discount Card and the HEALfundr crowdfunding platform.
NeedyMeds, leading non-profit information resource, and Rx Outreach, the largest non-profit pharmacy in the country, need your help to provide a first-of-its-kind Generic Assistance Program (GAP).
Contrary to popular belief, not all generic medications are inexpensive; many generics have an annual cost of hundreds of dollars. Today, more than half of all prescriptions are filled with generic medications. While there are hundreds of programs to help people with the cost of brand name drugs, there is no one that helps with the cost of generic medications. GAP is designed to help people who otherwise would have to go without their medications or be unable to pay for other necessities like food or rent.
Contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar made on HEALfundr up to $50,000! We are hopeful that individuals, organizations, and generic manufacturers will see the value of this service and donate to help us expand and take advantage of the current matching program. The funds raised will be used to pay for a year’s worth of an offered generic medication for people who meet the program eligibility guidelines.
We hope to see this program grow, but to do that we need the support of everyone. No matter how small, every donation will help those who need but can't afford their medications.
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