Venture Philanthropy Legal Report Spring 2014 #4: Disease Foundation Patient Assistance Programs: A Valuable Way To Help Patients That Must Be Done Right

Disease foundations searching for ways to ameliorate increasing health care burdens on their patient constituents often consider forming patient assistance programs (PAPs), which provide financial relief to needy patients. PAPs independently sponsored by disease foundations can accept contributions from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health care companies. Such independently sponsored PAPs can help patients who receive insurance through federal government programs and are thus unable to take advantage of assistance provided by health care company sponsored PAPs…

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