Medicine Assistance Tool (was Partnership for Prescription Assistance)

Information updated on Tuesday, January 30th 2024, 14:37
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Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) created the Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) to provide a dedicated search engine that allows users to search for financial assistance resources available to them, their loved ones or patients in their lives through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs available for patients who are eligible.

Building upon the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), MAT gives patients, loved ones and health care providers a single point of access to hundreds of public and private assistance programs, as well as connecting them with more transparent information about the cost of medicine.

PhRMA represents the top innovative biopharmaceutical research companies. MAT is the result of an ongoing effort between PhRMA, health care providers, pharmacists, patient advocacy organizations and community groups interested in helping patients access the information they need to be more empowered as they navigate a complex, and sometimes overwhelming, health care system. MAT’s focus is to help people who visit the site be more aware of the various programs that make prescriptions more affordable for those in need.

The groups that support MAT include the largest and most influential in health care, ranging from patient groups to consumer groups to health care provider organizations and more.


MAT is a free-to-use search engine that focuses its searches on patient assistance resources available to eligible patients.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.
Our mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. We offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including nearly 200 offered by biopharmaceutical companies. We have already helped millions of Americans get free or reduced-cost prescription medicines.

PPA is a Free Service

Other companies may offer to connect consumers to these same assistance programs for a fee — some of which may use our name without our permission. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help you find the program that’s right for you, free of charge. We will never ask for payment information.

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