Patient assistance programs
Novartis Group companies have established patient assistance programs to help patients in need in both developing and developed countries.
In the US, for example, through the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., Novartis has designed a number of assistance programs and offers reimbursement hotlines for patients without prescription drug coverage or experiencing financial hardship.
Novartis also supports the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs in the US, including more than 180 programs offered by healthcare companies.
Alcon, our eye care division, helps patients within the US through Alcon Cares, Inc., which provides eye care medication to qualified, low-income individuals at no charge.
First global direct-to-patient access program tackles two rare forms of cancer
Novartis created the first and most far-reaching global direct-to-patient access program with the Glivec International Patient Assistance Programs (GIPAP), which provides treatment for two rare forms of cancer.