|AARP (Association for the Advancement of Retired People) |
|601 E Street NW|
|Washington, DC 20049|
|TDD: ||1-877-434-7598 toll-free|
|Web Address: ||www.aarp.org|
AARP is a nonprofit organizationthat promotes quality of life for people ages 50 and older. Its Web site has information about health and family issues, medicine costs, finances, and more. AARP advocates at the national, state, and local levels and provides opportunities for service and involvement.
|Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs|
|101 Truman Avenue|
|Yonkers, NY 10703|
|Phone: ||(914) 378-2000|
|Web Address: ||www.consumerreports.org/health/best-buy-drugs/index.htm|
This website has tips for how to talk to your doctor about prescription drugs. It also gives you reports on how well a drug works, how safe it is, and what it typically costs.
|Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Consumer Health Information|
|10903 New Hampshire Avenue|
|Silver Spring, MD 20993|
|Phone: ||1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)|
|Web Address: ||www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/default.htm|
This website has health information for people of all ages. Topics include the following: medicines, food and nutrition, medical devices, cosmetics, and animal health. Spanish materials are also available.
|National Council on Aging: BenefitsCheckUp|
|1901 L Street NW, 4th Floor|
|Washington, DC 20036|
|Phone: ||(202) 479-1200|
|Web Address: ||http://benefitscheckup.org|
BenefitsCheckUp is a service of the National Council on the Aging. It is a comprehensive online service that provides people with confidential, personalized reports of public and private programs that can help save money on prescription drugs. It also provides a detailed description of the programs, local contacts for more information, and materials to help successfully apply for each program.
|Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)|
|950 F Street NW|
|Washington, DC 20004|
|Phone: ||1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)|
|Web Address: ||www.pparx.org|
If you don't have prescription coverage, you can answer questions online or over the phone to see if you qualify for free or nearly free medicines. The PPA also has a Web site to find help with the cost of children's medicines. Go to http://kids.pparx.org.