7.5. Needy Meds
Needy Medsis a 501(c)(3) non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. NeedyMeds was founded in 1997 by Richard Sagall, MD and Libby Overly, MSW when Libby was working as a medical social worker in a rural Mississippi. She developed a database of PAP information to help her meet the needs of her clients. When she described this database to Rich, a friend with a medical practice in Bangor, Maine, he conceptualized making the information available on the Internet to make it available to more people. This was the beginning of NeedyMeds.
NeedyMeds' mission is to be the best source of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing problems paying for medications and health care; to assist those in need in applying to programs; and to provide health-related education using innovative methods.
NeedyMeds is funded by small grants, donations, sponsorships, subscriptions to PAPTracker, and syndication of various database information. NeedyMeds also works with the patient assistance programs of several pharmaceutical distributors.
For more information about NeedyMeds, click on the links below:
- NeedyMeds' History
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- The NeedyMeds' Board of Directors
- Contact NeedyMeds
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Patient Advocate Newsis a bimonthly free PDF newsletter that keeps advocates current on what changes have occurred in patient assistance programs, contains interviews with people who work for health-related organizationsand noteworthy health care news.
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