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Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

Some pharmaceutical companies offer assistance programs for the drugs they manufacture. Click on the first letter of your drug name to see if any programs are available for the drugs you are taking. If your drug is on the list, click on "details" for detailed information about the program.

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Drug Details

Drug Name

Spiriva Handihaler

Drug Company

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Drug Program

Boehringer Ingelheim CARES Foundation Patient Assistance Program

Eligibility Criteria

  • The annual adjusted income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Patients must be a legal U.S. resident ineligible for prescription drug assistance through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D or private insurance.
  • Some Medicare eligble patients who have difficulty meeting their Part D drug costs and who do not qualify for other assistance may be eligible for the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation's Patient Assistance program as long as there is no other prescription drug coverage and meet the rest of the eligibility criteria.
  • If the patient has applied for the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (also known as "Extra Help") through the Social Security Administration within the past year and has been denied, please attach a copy of the denial letter.


  • Once approved for the program, assistance is provided through the remainder of the calendar year.
  • Application form, prescription and patient's income documentation are required.
  • 90-day supply of medication is shipped to the physician.
  • Physician's office must contact program to arrange for refills.
  • All requests are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis. Maximum of three-month supply may be provided per request. Program is subject to change without notice. Current program specifics can be obtained by calling (800) 319-4033.

  • Flomax and Catapres-TTS will no longer be available through the Boehringer Ingelheim CARES Foundation Patient Assistance Program (BI-PAP) after December 31, 2010.
  • Only faxes sent from the prescribing physician's office along with physician's fax cover sheet and fax banner can be accepted.
  • Medications available on the program may change from time to time.
  • For Pradaxa, Jentadueto and Tradjenta, patient must have an annual household income of up to 300% of the FPL.
  • For Aptivus and Viramune, patient must have an annual household income of up to 500% of the FPL.
  • Aptivus and Viramune can only be shipped to the prescriber's office All other medications are shipped directly to patient's address or another acceptable address of patient's choice.
  • Please note, while people of all ages are eligible for the program, applications can be sent only to people at least 18 years of age. Age requirements vary by product.

Website/Contact Information

PO Box 66745
St Louis, MO 63166

Phone: (800) 556-8317
(800) 542-6257