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Iressa Access Program


AstraZeneca is a pharmaceutical company that was founded in 1999 after the merger of Astra AB and Zeneca Group PLC. Since the establishment of the company, AstraZeneca has provided solutions for cancer, heart disease, mental illness, gastrointestinal disorders, infections, and respiratory conditions. As they continue to expand, they have focused more effort on improving overall healthcare and patient treatment. AstraZeneca has their major research and development sites located in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and India. As a leader in the pharmaceutical industry, AstraZeneca plans to expand even further as is evident by their acquisition of Cambridge Antibody Technology and MedImmune.

Iressa is a gefitinib tablet launched by AstraZeneca in 2003. Iressa has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for locally-advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. Iressa is administered in tablet form.


Iressa Access Program, a patient assistance program provided by AstraZeneca, offers Iressa at no cost for up to 30 days to those who are eligible for the program. Eligibility is based off of the following requirements:

- This program is currently not accepting patients prescribed Iressa before September 15th, 2005.

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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 AstraZeneca 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 AstraZeneca 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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