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Macugen Access Program


Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc was acquired by OSI Pharmaceuticals in 2005. They focus on developing and commercializing products to prevent vision loss caused by eye disease and methods to deliver medication directly to the back of the eye.

OSI Pharmaceuticals is comprised of three separate teams: OSI Oncology, developers of treatments and therapies to aid in cancer care; OSI Eyetech, developers of therapeutics for the treatment of eye related diseases; and OSI Prosidion, developers of treatments and therapies for patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity. OSI Pharmaceuticals has partnered with companies such as Genentech, Roche, and Pfizer, Inc. to market their products on a worldwide level.

Macugen is a pegaptanib sodium injection launched by Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc in 2004. Macugen has been approved by the FDA to slow vision loss in people with the eye disease neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Macugen is administered through injection.


Macugen Access Program, a patient assistance program provided by Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc, offers Macugen at no cost for one injection 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 must meet an undisclosed income guideline.

The medication must be sent to the physicians office.

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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 Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, 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 Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, 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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