All about Parkinson's Disease
National Parkinson Foundation
Parkinson's Resource Organization
American Parkinson Disease Association
Parkinson's Action Network
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
The Parkinson's Disease Resource page is intended to provide information on Parkinson's Disease and to streamline and simplify the way those with Parkinson's Disease may find assistance paying for their medications.
As defined by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson's disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.
Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) are programs offered by pharmaceutical companies to help those most in need gain access to their medications at no or low cost. Each program has varying financial and insurance guidelines - when in doubt, call the program. To find the specific PAP information for a specific drug click on the list below. You will then be taken to a listing of all the programs available for that medication.
NeedyMeds neither promotes nor endorses the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.
Medications used in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Blue names means the drug is available through a Patient Assistance Program; an asterisk indicates the drug is not currently available through a patient assistance program:
|Apokyn (apomorphine hydrochloride) |
Cogentin (benztropine mesylate)*
|Eldepryl (selegiline hydrochloride)* |
Exelon Patch (rivastigmine)
|Sinemet (carbidopa/levodopa) |
Zelapar (selegiline hydrochloride)
- Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation (MWPF)
- God's Love We Deliver
- Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation - Charitable Grants
- The Oley Foundation
- Assistance Fund, Inc. - Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Co-pay Assistance Program
- C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs
- Canine Partners for Life - Service Dog Program
- Realm of Caring