There’s no denying that drug costs can be high—even for patients with prescription drug coverage as part of their insurance plans. Pharmaceutical companies offer numerous rebate, coupon, and savings programs for patients, and many offer educational and patient support programs, too. We’ve compiled and regularly update a list of current promotions you can share with your patients to help them save money and increase the likelihood they’ll fill their prescriptions and adhere to the treatment plan.
will give a free sample of Aczone via its website to patients who sign up for a trial offer. The offer can be accessed at www.aczone.com. After registering, patients can print a voucher to bring to their office visit.
Patients using Coria’s Acanya can call 1-800-556- 1937, Option 3 to sign up for an instant savings card that caps outof- pocket expense at $25. The tollfree number is operated Monday- Friday from 6am to 3pm PST or at acanyagel.com/saving_cards/add • Patients can save $2 off CeraVe products with coupons they can print from the website: www.cerave.com/where-tobuy/ print-coupons. Savings are also available for patients using Atralin: http://www.atralingel.com/index.html.
Ferndale Laboratories has started the Treatment Assurance Program that can reduce copays for Ferndale brands through an instant rebate card, which dermatologists can give to patients upon prescribing a Ferndale brand. Aloquin (1.25% iodoquinol, 1% aloe polysaccharides) Gel and Alcortin A (1% iodoquinol, 2% Hydrocortisone acetate) Gel have recently been added to the program. Patients can have unlimited refills and will not be subject to an activation process. Physicians can obtain the rebate cards by calling 1-877-352-6294.
A $35 rebate is available for Galderma’s Differin consumers. Patients can get their rebate at member.differin.com/Home.aspx. • Taking a survey can land a $5 rebate for a patient’s next prescription of Capex shampoo: www.capexshampoo.com/Capex. • Users of Clindagel can receive a $15 rebate off their next purchase by completing a survey at www.clindagel.com/Clindagel/survey/index.cfm. • Epiduo patients may sign up for the company’s Instant Advantage Card, which covers up to $100 in prescription costs. The cards are available at www.epiduo.com/Rebate/Default.aspx. • Patients using Clobex can get a $30 maximum payment promise by visiting www.clobex.com/Savings/Savings.aspx.
Graceway offers a coupon toward the purchase of Atopiclair, ensuring that patients pay no more than $25 for the product. The maximum benefit is $50. Coupons are available online at: www.atopiclairus.com/coupon.php.
Patients prescribed NeoBenz Micro Wash Plus Pack from Intendis can reduce their co-pay to nothing on three refills if they complete the form online. For more information, visit http://neobenzmicro.com/.
Medicis is promoting the MediSAVE card to cap payment at $10 for Solodyn prescriptions. The deal is found at www.solodyn.com/savings.aspx. • There is also an Instant Savings Card for Triaz. Patients can save up to $50 off their out-of-pocket cost on up to three TRIAZ Foaming Cloths prescriptions: www.triaz.com/savings.aspx. • Eligible patients will also pay no more than $20 for one 120g tube of Vanos cream by visiting the website: www.vanosrx.com/savings.aspx. The same program allows patients to pay no more than $20 on up to three 60g tubes of Ziana gel. Details can be accessed at www.ziana.com/savings.aspx.
Mustela and Expanscience Laboratories host the Musti Club, an online service that provides pediatric skincare updates to parents and even offers tips on maternity skin care. Recommendations are customized based on child age. Registration is free at www.mustelausa.com/invite02.php. • The company's main site (mustelausa.com) features “Parent's Corner,” with skincare tips and advice.
Patients will pay no more than $25 for Onset Therapeutics' BenzEFoam Emollient Foam by registering for an Instant Rebate Coupon. Insured patients and the majority of patients paying with cash can take advantage of this instant savings. The instant rebate coupon can be used up to three times. Register or get information at www.benzefoam.com/rebate.
Ortho Dermatologics offers a $50 rebate for the Retin-A Micro Pump. Patients can also sign up for regular email updates from the company. Patients simply submit a rebate request form online and are then sent a rebate form/coupon to print. Upon filling their prescription, they mail the completed form and original dated pharmacy label to Ortho Dermatologics. The site for the rebate request form is: www.retinamicro.com/rebate.
Filling out a quick survey and entering basic personal information will unlock savings of up to 50 percent (to a $40 maximum) for patients prescribed Promius’ EpiCeram Skin Barrier Emulsion and/or PromiSeb Topical Cream. Coupons for both can be accessed at promiuspharma.com/promiseb.html.
Triax’s latest program allows patients to pay no more than $5 for Locoid Lipocream. The rebate can be obtained from the product web site: www.locoid.com. • Patients who use the Minocin Kit can print off an instant rebate coupon worth up to $40 from www.minocin-kit.com. • Triax also offers a rebate worth up to $30 for Tretin-X. It can be found at www.tretinx.com.
Warner Chilcott offers the Doryx Patient Savings Card that reduces out-of-pocket cost for a 30-tablet Doryx 150mg prescription to $25 or less. Once eligible patients activate the activate card, they should present it to their pharmacist along with their prescription. Most eligible insured patients pay $0. Certain other eligible patients receive a discount off your out-of-pocket prescription cost: wcrx.com/products/doryx
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