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ADAP Crisis Task Force Reaches Agreements With Three Pharmaceutical Companies to Assist Struggling ADAPs; Additional Federal and State Funding Required

May 11, 2010

Washington, D.C. -- With 1,056 people on waiting lists and many other access restrictions in place for individuals to receive consistent access to their HIV-related medications through AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), the ADAP Crisis Task Force (ACTF) announced that it has reached agreements with Abbott Laboratories, Merck and Co., Inc. and Tibotec Therapeutics to bring fiscal relief to the nation's state-administered ADAPs. The agreements are enhancements of long-term, existing partnerships and will help achieve savings through a mix of program adjustments including increased discounts and rebates for HIV antiretroviral treatments, price freezes on some medications as well as improved access to pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) for clients on ADAP waiting lists.

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Comment by: Rick (Northern Virginia) Thu., May. 13, 2010 at 3:17 pm UTC
This is nice to hear about. It does not help me but at least it should help others.

I recently had to be put on three meds. ADAP in Virgina covers two of them but not the third. They have this thing called PSI and they use to cover all the meds when I filled my prescriptions and they picked up the copay. This stopped due to the economy. I don't understand why since I would think it was cheaper.

Anyway, since they don't fill the 3rd, they will not fill the other two for me, until I find the 3rd med to be filled.

The suggestion is, that I move to DC or to Maryland because those states cover all three meds.

Yup, I was asked if I could move.

That was from the Va. ADAP section department of Health.

For now, I will go without.
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