- Please do not be afraid to ask your doctor if he/she has samples to give you, especially if you are being placed on a new medicine.
- If you have to get a 90 day supply and it is a new prescription, ask for a 30 day to begin with.
- You can also write to the manufacturer the drug to see if they have assistance to help.
- Compare if shopping for prescription medicines. Don't always think that shopping on line for drugs are safe. Please Beware.
- Compare with drugstores, walmart, grocery stores and etc.
Medication costs can take a big bite out of your pocketbook. An estimated 80 percent of retirees use a prescription drug every day; among people with Parkinson’s, the percentage is undoubtedly even higher. About 30 percent of seniors do not have any kind of insurance to cover drugs at the time in their lives when it is most needed.
- You are one of 11 million seniors aged 65 and older who have no prescription coverage, or
- You are disabled and enrolled in Medicare with an annual income that is no more than three times what the federal government defines as poverty-level income ($26,000 for a single individual or $35,000 for a couple), and if you lack public or private prescription drug coverage.