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Patients Say Costs Determining Factor in Their Treatment Decisions
Date:6/10/2009

escribed often disrupts the medication's helpful effects and can lead to negative consequences such as hospitalization.

Patients said that the copayment assistance reduced family financial and emotional strain, improved their overall health and ability to take medications as prescribed and sometimes sufficiently improved their health allowing their return to work or education.

"We know patients are struggling, but these survey results confirm that we are truly reaching those who need help and making a difference in their lives," said Julie Reynes, President of PAN.

Additionally, PAN enjoys a patient satisfaction rate of 97%. Patients say that PAN's professional case managers staffing the call center are compassionate and helpful.

A summary and more information are on the PAN Web site: www.patientaccessnetwork.org and a webcast featuring the survey is available at: https://patientaccessnetwork.webex.com/patientaccessnetwork/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=1341952&rKey=59830011FFBA7F58.

PAN is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to providing copayment assistance to insured patients who otherwise lack the means to meet out-of-pocket medication costs for specific diseases. Since 2004, PAN has helped more than 60,000 patients across the United States and U.S. territories. It can be reached through the Web or toll-free at 866-316-7263, with Spanish available.


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