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Abbott Patient Assistance Foundation (Zemplar)


Abbott Laboratories was established in 1900 by Dr. Wallace C. Abbott, one of the founders of modern pharmacy. In the 108 years since the establishment of the company, Abbott Laboratories has become a worldwide leader in pharmaceuticals, medical products, and nutritional products reaching over 130 different countries. The pharmaceutical division of Abbot Laboratories has three US based research centers and one located in Germany.

Abbot Laboratories is dedicated to improving the world through their research, the assistance they offer to HIV/AIDS patients, and their commitment to helping the environment. Their areas of expertise in the pharmaceutical field are: Anesthesia, Anti-infectives, Cardiovascular, Immunology, Metabolics, Neuroscience, Oncology, Pain Care, Renal Care, Virology.

Zemplar is an activated vitamin D therapy that was launched by Abbott Laboratories Renal Care Department in 1998. Zemplar comes in two forms: capsule and injection. Both are used for prevention and treatment for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. The capsules are used for treatment in stages 3 and 4 of CKD, while the injection is used in stage 5.


Abbot Laboratories offer Zemplar at no cost to those who are eligible for their patient assistance program. Eligibility is based off of the following requirements:

  • You must not be covered by any private, public, or Medicare Part D prescription coverage programs.
  • Your income must be less than or equal to the Federal Poverty Guideline for the size of your household (see chart below).
  • SOURCE: 2008 Poverty Chart
    Family Size
    Each Additional Family Member

    What´s Next?

    Fill out the program enrollment form located to your right. If you don't see an enrollment form available please call Abbott program directly. After filling out the enrollment form please bring the form to your doctor for proper signatures and procedures. Do not forget a self stamped envelope for them to mail in your application to the program.

    Other Tips

    • If you have any questions please call the Abbott program directly.
    • Fill out as much of the information on the enrollment form as possible. The more information you have pre-filled the easier the progrm is to enroll in.
    • Write down the refill dates for your program and set a reminder here on so that you don't run out of medication.
    • Do not write messy on your forms as this will delay any response.
    • Call and write thank you notes to AAI Pharma Inc. program. Without their help millions of people will be without medication.

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