I don't have any personal experience with this particular program, but it sounds much like other patient assistance programs I am familiar with such as the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPARx) and NeedyMeds.org.
If you don't have insurance that covers prescriptions and you meet their income requirements, it is a pretty simple program. Most pharmaceutical manufacturers offer patient assistance programs to help people who don't have insurance nor a big income, but need the expensive brand name medications they make. Once a drug becomes available as a generic, however, it is usually no longer offered through a patient assistance program.
What organizations like PPARx, NeedyMeds and I'm guessing SimpleFill do is match patients with the appropriate patient assistance programs. They usually also provide you with the application you need to fill out for whichever drug company makes the medication you need. Often you have to attach a copy of your most recent tax return to the application to prove you meet their income requirements.
Once you've filled out your portion of the application, you take it to your doctor who will fill out his/her portion and give you a prescription for the medication. You mail the application, tax return and prescription in. If you're approved, they will ship your medication to you free for one year – usually three months worth at a time. (You do have to call in the refill requests.) If you continue to need the medication after a year, you have to reapply and repeat the process.
Here is an article that gives additional information on a number of differences services available for people who don't have insurance: Finding Help When You Don't Have Insurance
I hope that helps.
I am wondering the same thing. I filled out the info online and they called me and said that I qualify, but I had to give them my banking info with my account and routing number so they could deduct the $50.00 for the Cymbalta. They would then send me the paperwork to fill out, contact my doctor and then in 30 days I would receive the medication. It just sound really fishy.
Does anyone know for sure if they are legit?
no they are great - getting all my prescriptions for $65 a month, doesn't matter how many you have - any questions e-mail me email@example.com
Simple Fill is a rip off. We tried for four months to get some help -- not only did the NEVER return calls, but they kept claiming -- when we finally did get through to someone -- that we never completed the paper work (not true) and/or that our Dr. never completed the paperwork - again untrue. We are now working directly with the manufacturer of the terribly overpriced medications that we need and have gotten a credit on our credit card which they kept charging, even though we never received one iota of help with our drug charges. You are much better off dealing directly with the drug maker -- most of them have assistance programs which you can contact.
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