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ITB Therapy Patient Assistance Program


Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Medtronic Inc., is the world’s largest company in the medical technology field. The company was first started in 1949 by two men with the idea to craft artificial pacemakers, however began with a more modest start, servicing medical equipment in hospitals. By 1960, they had created an implantable pacemaker which was powered by batteries, and did not rely on wall current. To this day, the company remains quite focused on their co-founder, Earl Bakken’s original mission statement, “To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life”.

ITB Therapy Pump Injection is a cerebral palsy treatment launched by Medtronic Inc in June 1996. ITB Therapy Pump Injection has been approved by the FDA to treat multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, as well as spasticity that is brought on by cerebral palsy. ITB is administered intravenously via an injection.


ITB Therapy Patient Assistance Program , a patient assistance program provided by Medtronic Inc., offers ITB Therapy Pump Injection at no cost to those who are eligible for the program. The patient must re-apply once a year. Eligibility is based off of the following requirements:

- You must not be covered by private or public health insurance.

- You must meet an undisclosed income guideline.

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

- You have the right to appeal the denial of your application.

The medication must be sent to the physicians office.

Those eligible for Medicare Part D but not enrolled may still be eligible.

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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 Medtronic, 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 Medtronic, 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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