Simplefill helps Americans pay for the medications they take on an ongoing basis to treat chronic conditions, including certain types of cancer. Learn more about Gleevec patient assistance programs and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Gleevec?
Gleevec (imatinib) is an oral chemotherapy drug that is effective in treating several types of blood cancers and malignant tumors. Most notably, it is used in the treatment of:
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- Certain gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)
- Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES)
- Chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL)
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)
- Aggressive systemic mastocytosis (ASM)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
Gleevec is taken for long periods of time, as long as it continues to work to maintain symptomatic relief and/or disease remission. It may even be possible to discontinue Gleevec at some point and not experience a recurrence, even though the patient is not considered to be “cured.”
Gleevec is self-administered in pill form on a full stomach, once or twice a day, depending on the type of cancer being treated.
What does Simplefill Provide?
Simplefill provides a reliable, long-term supply of Gleevec to those who need it to ensure that their symptoms will remain under control without further spread or progression of their cancer.
Simplefill can help alleviate the financial burden of paying for your Gleevec prescription, whether you are uninsured, underinsured, or unable to cover high copay costs.
How does Gleevec Work?
Gleevec is a biological therapy that targets different proteins called tyrosine kinases. Cells use these proteins as chemical messengers to send each other signals that stimulate growth. Blocking these chemical signals causes cancer cells to stop growing.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
You can rely on Simplefill to connect you with programs and organizations that offer the prescription assistance you need. Start the process today by applying online or by calling (877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, one of our patient advocates will call you to conduct an interview. Your responses to the advocate’s questions will enable us to build your patient profile, which we’ll use in matching you up with the programs most likely to provide the Gleevec prescription assistance you’re seeking.
You don’t have to do anything to apply to these programs or to enroll in the ones that approve you. We’ll take care of all that paperwork for you. Before you know it, you’ll be paying much less—possibly nothing at all—for the medication you need to keep your cancer at bay.
Longer-term, we’ll continue to ensure that your Gleevec prescription is renewed as needed. We’ll also find you some help paying for any new medications that may be prescribed for you.
Apply with Simplefill today, and start getting help with the cost of your Gleevec prescription.