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Amylin Reimbursement Hotline


Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in San Diego, California, 1987 after the discovery of amylin, a hormone capable of producing insulin. Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new medications for diabetes and obesity. Their motto, “Challenging Science. Changing Lives”, shows the drive and creativity that Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. applies to all of their endeavors.

Symlin is a bioengineered form of amylin launched by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2005. Symlin has been approved by the FDA as part of a treatment involving insulin to control blood sugar in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Symlin is administered through injection.

Byetta is a bioengineered form of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 launched by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2005. Byetta has been approved by the FDA as part of a treatment involving metformin, a sulfonylurea, or a thiazolidinedione to control blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Byetta is administered as an injection.


Amylin Reimbursement Hotline is the core patient assistance program provided by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. They offer Byetta and Symlin at no cost for a 6 month supply to those who are eligible for the program. Eligibility is based off of the following requirements:

  • You must not be covered by private or public health insurance.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States or its Territories.
  • You must meet an undisclosed income guideline.
  • Those eligible for Medicare Part D but not enrolled may still be eligible.

    Eligible patients will receive a pharmacy card that may be used once a month.

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    What´s Next?

    Fill out the program enrollment form located to your right. If you don't see an enrollment form available please call Amylin Pharmaceuticals 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 Amylin Pharmaceuticals 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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