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.
Allergan 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 Gel can sign up for an instant savings card that caps outofpocket expense at $25. The website where patients register for the program is: acanyagel.com/saving_cards.html. Patients can save $2 off CeraVe products with coupons they can print from the website: www.cerave.com/where-tobuy/ print-coupons. Patients using Atralin will pay no more than $35 with a coupon: http://www.atralingel. com/index.html.
Ferndale Laboratories continues the Treatment Assurance Program that can reduce co-pays for Ferndale brands through an instant rebate card, for patients prescribed a Ferndale brand. Eletone, Pramosone E (hydrocortisone acetate 2.5%/pramoxine HCl 1.5%) Cream and Pramosone Lotion are all covered. 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 alderma’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 ensures they’ll pay no more than $35 on 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.
Medicis is promoting the MediSAVE card to cap payment at $10 for Solodyn prescriptions. The deal is found at www.solodyn.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.
Patients can get up to $100 off their purchase of Merz’s Naftin (naftifine HCI 1%) 90g pump, 90g cream, and 90g gel Rx product with a coupon from naftincoupons. com. Physicians can also contact their Merz Pharmaceutical sales representative or refer patients at 1-888-296-1852. Coupons for Mederma products are also available: www.mederma.com/offers.
Mustela and Expanscience Laboratories host the Mustela Moms 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. • 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 Dermatologics' Hylatopic Ultra 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.onsetdermatologics.com.
Ortho Dermatologics offers a savings program for the Retin-A Micro Pump. Patients will pay no more than $20. Patients can also sign up for regular e-mail 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.
Filling out a brief 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.
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 to pay no more than $10 on co-pays up to $100: www.minocin-kit.com. • Triax also offers a rebate for Tretin-X. Patients will pay $10 on co-pays up to $100 with a card that is good for two uses. It can be found at www.tretinx.com.
Warner Chilcott offers the Doryx 150mg Patient Savings Card Program, which changed as of January 2011. Most eligible insured patients pay $0. Certain other eligible patients receive a discount off out-of-pocket prescription costs: www.altsampling. com/activatethecard/default.aspx
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