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PAN Launches New Disease Funds to Assist Patients with ITP, CIN, PMO, and Bone Metastases

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 4th, 2012– Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of four new disease funds to assist patients with the out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatments. Medicare patients diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia (CIN), Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (PMO) or Bone Metastases can now apply for assistance with PAN online, over the phone or through their healthcare provider's office.

"PAN is dedicated to helping patients overcome financial barriers to treatment, and we look forward to working with these new patients to ensure they receive their prescribed treatments and the care that best meets their needs," said Pat McKercher, President of Patient Access Network Foundation.

Qualified Medicare patients will be granted between $500-$4,100 annually, depending on the individual disease fund, to cover copayments, coinsurances and deductibles. Patients who earn up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, or $58,840 for a family of two, are eligible for assistance. Patients can apply for assistance online at www.PANFoundation.org or by calling 1-866-316-PANF (7263).

For more information about ITP, CIN, PMO and Bone Metastases visit PAN's website at www.PANfoundation.org.

About PAN Foundation

These new funds are an expansion of PAN’s 40 existing disease funds that cover conditions such as multiple myeloma, colorectal cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis. PAN provides grants of $1,500 to $10,000 per year to qualified patients to help pay for medications for these diseases. Since 2004, PAN has provided more than $173 million in assistance for out-of-pocket expenses to more than 125,000 patients in need. For more information about the Patient Access Network Foundation, visit www.PANfoundation.org.