Simplefill is committed to helping Americans with chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, pay for their expensive medications to prevent disease progression. Learn more about Forteo patient assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Forteo?
Forteo (recombinant teriparatide) is prescribed for men and postmenopausal women at high risk for fractures due to osteoporosis caused by prolonged use of glucocorticoid medications. Forteo is also prescribed for people with a history of fractures or who have other osteoporosis-related risk factors. It is most effective in preventing hip fractures.
Forteo is administered by daily self-injection using a preloaded delivery device that makes the process relatively easy. The device contains 28 daily doses and must be kept under refrigeration at all times, other than when it is being used to inject a premeasured dose of Forteo.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Living with the knowledge that you are at high risk for hip fracture can be pretty stressful, especially for older individuals who could face the prospect of a lengthy convalescence. That burden is only made worse by worrying about being able to afford the Forteo you’re counting on to help keep you on your feet.
Simplefill aims to relieve our members of the stress caused by high U.S. prescription drug costs. Think of us as a bridge between people who need help paying for their Forteo and the programs and organizations that offer it.
How does Forteo Work?
Osteoporosis is the result of an imbalance in the process through which the body’s osteoblasts produce new bone cells and osteoclasts absorb aged bone cells.
Teriparatide has been in use for nearly two decades to stimulate bone growth and increase bone density. Forteo’s recombinant teriparatide duplicates part of the DNA chain of human parathyroid hormone (PTH). Injecting it stimulates the production of osteoblasts at a pace that exceeds the production of osteoclasts, thus tipping the balance in favor of bone growth.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
The first step in getting some prescription assistance is to apply online to Simplefill or call us at 1(877)386-0206. Within 24 hours, one of our trained patient advocates will call you and conduct an interview. Your answers to a few simple questions will allow us to develop your Simplefill profile, which will guide our search for the best Forteo assistance programs for your situation.
Once we have shortlisted a few programs, we’ll send out applications to them on your behalf. When you’re accepted, we’ll do all the paperwork on your behalf to get you enrolled.
We hope you’ll come to view us as a trusted partner in your healthcare journey. Moving forward, we’ll monitor your Forteo prescription and make sure that it’s renewed as needed. We’ll also update your Simplefill profile if you are prescribed any new medications so that we can connect you with assistance programs for them as well.
If you’re tired of struggling to pay for your Forteo prescription, apply with Simplefill today to reduce the cost.