URL Pharma, Inc. announced the launch of the Colcrys® (colchicine, USP) Patient Assistance Program, an initiative that will allow patients with limited means to save on Colcrys prescriptions. This program reflects URL Pharma's ongoing commitment to helping ensure that all patients who rely on the company's medications are able to access them, regardless of economic status. Colcrys is indicated for the prevention and treatment of gout flares and for the treatment of Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF).
"URL Pharma believes that patients should not be forced to sacrifice in order to afford their medication, especially in these difficult economic times," said Richard H. Roberts, MD, PhD, President, CEO and Chairman, URL Pharma. "The Colcrys Patient Assistance Program will help ensure that limited income is not a barrier to patients who need Colcrys."
The Colcrys Patient Assistance Program will allow eligible uninsured patients to secure a 90-day supply of Colcrys( )for a $15 co-payment. The program is administered through Rx Outreach, a service provided by Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services (ESSDS). Patients or physician offices can learn more about eligibility requirements and secure applications online at www.rxoutreach.com or by phone at 1-800-769-3880. The phone line is staffed from 7:00 am - 5:30 pm CST Monday through Friday.
Patients and physicians can also access the Rx Outreach program by visiting www.rxassist.org, www.pparx.org or www.needymeds.org. Preferred or direct clinics may fax their orders to 1-888-430-9818.