VIENNA, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients and families with asthma, allergies and other health conditions now have access to a simple and free Prescription Assistance Program through Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) offering savings of up to 75 percent on prescription medications, both brand and generic.
"We hear far too often from patients who cannot afford their life-saving medications or don't take the full amount recommended," says Tonya Winders, AANMA president and CEO. "The Prescription Assistance Program helps relieve a huge financial burden many families with chronic illnesses feel at the pharmacy counter and helps keep families healthy." A 2003 study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology estimated the annual costs for asthma treatment at more than $4,900 per person.
Through the program, people receive a free wallet-size card they can present to pharmacies when they purchase prescription medication. The card is accepted at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies around the country, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Kmart and Target.
The free Prescription Assistance Program was launched by Allergy & Asthma Network, in cooperation with United Networks of America, to help patients with high deductible prescription plans, who take prescriptions not covered by insurance, or do not have prescription coverage.
The program is available to anyone, no matter what their medical needs or insurance coverage, with no restrictions to membership, no income requirements or age limitations, and no applications to fill out.
To join the program, simply visit the AANMA website at http://www.aanma.org to download and print out a card and look up participating pharmacies. Cards are also available by calling AANMA at 800.878.4403.
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. Founded in 1985, AANMA specializes in sharing family-friendly, medically accurate information through its award-winning publication Allergy & Asthma Today magazine, E-newsletter, website at http://www.aanma.org and numerous community outreach programs. Follow AANMA on Facebook at facebook.com/AANMA and on Twitter at twitter.com/AANMA. Join AANMA at http://www.aanma.org/join.
Contact: Gary Fitzgerald
Allergy & Asthma Network
Mothers of Asthmatics
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