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Critical Therapeutics Care Assist Program


Critical Therapeutics, Inc was founded as Medicept, Inc. in 2000 in Lexington, Massachusetts. In 2001 they changed their name to Critical Therapeutics, Inc.. They are a biopharmaceutical company that focuses their attention on developing treatments for respiratory, inflammatory, and critical care diseases that are caused by the body's inflammatory response. Critical Therapeutics, Inc. has worked with major pharmaceutical companies such as MedImmune, Inc CyDex, Inc., and Beckman Coulter, Inc. as developmental partners in the less than 10 years since they were founded. Critical Therapeutics, Inc. is responsible for the distribution of Zyflo and Zyflo CR on a worldwide level on their own, while co-promoting a series of other medications through their partnerships.

Zyflo is an orally active inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase launched by Critical Therapeutics, Inc in 1997. Zyflo has been approved by the FDA for the prophylaxis and chronic treatment of asthma. Zyflo is administered in tablet form.


Critical Therapeutics Care Assist Program, a patient assistance program provided by Critical Therapeutics, Inc, offers Zyflo at no cost for up to 1 year to those who are eligible for the program. Eligibility is based off of the following requirements:

- You must be a citizen of the United States or its Territories.

- You are age 12 or older.

- 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 200% of 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 Critical Therapeutics, Inc 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 Critical Therapeutics, Inc 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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