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Pemetrexed
Specialty Drug

Alimta

PEMETREXED is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine affects cells that are rapidly growing, such as cancer cells and cells in your mouth and stomach. It is usually used to treat lung cancers like non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma. It may also be used to treat other cancers. Compare antifolates.
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Pemetrexed Savings Tips

Manufacturer Assistance Program

Many programs are available from federal and state governments, non-profits, manufacturers, and other organizations to help you get the drugs you need at a reduced cost. Eligibility is often based on income, insurance or Medicare status, and other factors. You’ll need to apply through each program, either online, over the phone, or with your doctor's help. The following program is offered by the manufacturer of this drug.

Program Name:Good Days Patient Assistance Program
Provider:Good Days
Phone Number:1-877-968-7233
Website:http://www.mygooddays.org/for-patients/diseases-and-medications-covered/
How do I apply?Go to the program website and find out if you are eligible. You can get more information and start the enrollment by calling or submitting an application online.
What are the benefits?Contact the program to see how they can financially help you out.
What are the restrictions?To qualify, you must have insurance and a valid prescription. You will also need to have been diagnosed with a disease that the program covers. Call or check online to see if you are eligible.
Keep in mindOnly patients with specific diagnoses will be eligible for assistance.

Manufacturer Assistance Program

Many programs are available from federal and state governments, non-profits, manufacturers, and other organizations to help you get the drugs you need at a reduced cost. Eligibility is often based on income, insurance or Medicare status, and other factors. You’ll need to apply through each program, either online, over the phone, or with your doctor's help. The following program is offered by the manufacturer of this drug.

Program Name:PAN Foundation Patient Assistance
Provider:PAN Foundation
Phone Number:1-866-316-7263
Website:https://panfoundation.org/index.php/en/patients/how-to-apply
How do I apply?Go to the program website and find out if you are eligible. You can get more information and start the enrollment by calling or submitting an application online.
What are the benefits?Contact the program to see how they can financially help you out.
What are the restrictions?To qualify, you must have insurance and a valid prescription. You will also need to have been diagnosed with a disease that the program covers. Call or check online to see if you are eligible.
Keep in mindOnly patients with specific diagnoses will be eligible for assistance.

Cheaper Alternative

There may be other prescriptions in the same class (that work in the same way) that could treat your condition just as well at a much lower cost.

If you're taking an expensive brand-name-only drug, it may be worth asking your doctor if there are any other less expensive, generic, or over-the-counter options that might work for you.

When Will the Generic Be Available?

It is possible that Alimta may become available as generic pemetrexed after May 2022. Generics are typically much cheaper than the branded version of a drug.

This is the earliest possible generic release date based on patent expiration at this time. It is possible that pemetrexed could become available sooner or later, depending on FDA approval, other patents, and whether any manufacturers decide to make a generic version of Alimta.

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