New York City, Ny (PRWEB) November 11, 2015
According to Truveris, a research company focused on analyzing the costs of prescription medication, Q1 of 2015 saw another climb in costs for branded, specialty, and generic medication.
The rising cost of prescription medication isn’t a complete surprise. In early 2015, Wall Street Journal reported an overall prescription medication increase of 10.9 percent. For the uninsured, under-insured, and fixed income patients with chronic illnesses, this hike in prescription drug costs produced a significant hardship. Thanks to November being National Caregiver Month, Simplefill Prescription Assistance works with patients and their caregivers to help ease the burden of prescription medication.
Caregivers are 38 percent of Simplefill’s primary contacts. In many cases, they are adult children taking care of ailing parents. By partnering with Simplefill during National Caregiver Month, caregivers can save anywhere from $85 to $1300 per month on lifesaving medication patients need.
Simplefill understands adult childrens’ unique needs—many of Simplefill’s patients rely on their adult children for financial support. However, adult children are largely separated by distance from their parents—and have families of their own. With this additional financial burden, middle class families require relief from the troublingly high costs of prescriptions.
Simplefill researches and discovers the best savings for their patients by using the prescription assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies in addition to grant writing on their behalf. By taking care of the paperwork on behalf of their patients, Simplefill saves patients and their caregivers’ time, as well as monetary savings from costly prescriptions. In 2014, Simplefill assessed they saved their patients an average of $946 per month. By the end of 2015, Simplefill expects this number to keep growing as the cost of medications continues to rise.
Connecting with Simplefill during National Caregiver Month pays tribute to the unique position caregivers find themselves in—needing outside expertise and support to find solutions to the high cost of prescription medications, which can often be financially dire. Simplefill strives to improve the lives of their patients and looks forward to working with caregivers all through National Caregiver Month.
About Simplefill Prescription Assistance
Simplefill Prescription Assistance (http://www.simplefill.com) is a nationwide advocacy service founded in 2009. Simplefill helps patients who do not have adequate financial resources--including limited-to-no prescription coverage--receive assistance with their medication costs.