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ParaGard Patient Assistance Program

Summary

Barr Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1970 in New York as Barr Laboratories, Inc.. They are considered to be one of the first genetic pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Barr Pharmaceuticals focuses specifically on female healthcare therapies (including oral contraceptives and hormone therapy products), cancer treatments, treatments for heart disease, anti-infectives, and psychotherapeutics. With such a specific focus, Barr Pharmaceuticals has been able to propel themselves to authorities in the field of oral contraceptives. Barr Pharmaceuticals is comprised of three subsidies: Barr Laboratories, Duramed Research, Inc. and Duramed Pharmacueticals, Inc. that where formed in 2004 to take advantage of a Delaware corporate law to better suit the companies growing needs.

ParaGard is an Intrauterine Device launched by Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc in 1984. ParaGard has been approved by the FDA as a form of contraception. ParaGard is inserted by your physician.

Eligibility

ParaGard Patient Assistance Program, a patient assistance program provided by Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc, offers ParaGard at no cost 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 must not be covered by any private, public, or Medicare Part D prescription coverage programs.

- You are age 18 or older.

- Your income must be less than or equal to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline for the size of your household (see chart below).

The medication must be sent to the physicians office.

SOURCE: 2008 Poverty Chart
Family Size
300%
250%
200%
150%
133%
100%
1
$32,490
$27,075
$21,660
$16,245
$14,404
$10,830
2
$43,710
$36,425
$29,140
$21,855
$19,378
$14,570
3
$54,930
$45,775
$36,620
$27,465
$24,352
$18,310
4
$66,150
$55,125
$44,100
$33,075
$29,327
$22,050
5
$77,370
$64,475
$51,580
$38,685
$34,301
$25,790
6
$88,590
$73,825
$59,060
$44,295
$39,275
$29,530
7
$99,810
$83,175
$66,540
$49,905
$44,249
$33,270
8
$111,030
$92,525
$74,020
$55,515
$49,223
$37,010
Each Additional Family Member
$11,220
$9,350
$7,480
$5,610
$4,974
$3,740

What´s Next?

Fill out the program enrollment form located to your right. If you don't see an enrollment form available please call Duramed Pharmaceticals, 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 Duramed Pharmaceticals, 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 PatientAssistance.com 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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