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The American Diabetes Association is partnering up with a program called Together RX Access in order to help those with diabetes more easily access medicines. Together RX offers free prescription drug cards — no monthly fee, no enrollment fee, and no maximum limit for use. Simply present your Together RX Access card at the pharmacy. The program currently offers over 300 FDA approved medicines at a 25% to 45% discount. Furthermore, many generic medicines are also available at a reduced cost through the program.

To find out if you are eligible or how to enroll in the program, you can check the Together RX Access Web site eligibility requirements. It is important to note that this free service is a prescription drug savings card only, and not health insurance.

This blog entry was written by Web Intern Helen Zhu.


  1. Do they have Herpes medications? –Peter Carmouche

    Posted by Peter Carmouche |
  2. I click on the Together RX Access and it said that it could not be found. I really need help with trying to get my mediction for my Diabetes and with all the other things that I need to take because of my Diabetes. Please send me a e-mail to let me know what else I can do PLEASE!

    Posted by Debra Johnson |
  3. Hi Ms. Johnson,

    Thanks for your comment. The Together RX Access link should be working now.

    There are a number of other programs that you might also find helpful. First off, many of the pharmaceutical manufacturers have programs to help people who qualify receive medicines at no or reduced cost, including the following:

    Lilly TruAssist: http://www.lillytruassist.com/Pages/index.aspx

    Takeda Patient Assistance Program: http://www.tpna.com/responsibility/patient_assistance_program.aspx

    Sanofi Patient Connection: https://patientassistanceprogram.sanofi-aventis.us/index.html

    Novo Nordisk Patient Assistance: http://www.novonordisk-us.com/documents/article_page/document/Patient_Assistance_Home.asp

    (Lilly, Sanofi, and Novo Nordisk are all insulin manufacturers.) Googling the name of a manufacturer along with “patient assistance program” can help you find more of these programs.

    Retailers such as Meijer, Publix, Kroger, and Wal-Mart also sometimes offer certain diabetes medicines for free or at reduced prices. You can learn more about that at the following locations:



    The savings cards referenced in the second article may also be of use.

    There is also a Web site that can help you compare the cost of medicines from one retailer to the next in your area. That can be found here:


    You might also be interested in our article “Getting a Hand From Social Agencies”:


    I am sorry to hear about the difficult time you are going through and wish you the best of luck.

    Diane Fennell
    Web Editor

    Posted by Diane Fennell |

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