December 4, 2013

Simeprevir (Olysio) J & J Patient Access Programs

Provided by NATAP

Following the approval of OLYSIO, here are website links and phone numbers for individuals seeking information about OLYSIO's patient access, education and other support programs.

Patients who lack adequate financial resources and do not have prescription coverage can apply to the Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., to determine if they meet eligibility criteria for financial assistance for OLYSIO:

Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (JJPAF) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization that assists patients who do not have financial resources or prescription drug coverage to obtain free prescription products that are donated by Johnson & Johnson operating companies. Janssen Therapeutics donates medicines, including OLYSIO, to JJPAF For additional information, please visit the JJPAF Web site at or call and speak to one of our patient assistance program specialists at 1-800-652-6227

Patients with prescription drug coverage that may require significant out-of-pocket (co-pay or co-insurance) expenses for OLYSIO may apply for assistance through OLYSIO Support:

Patients who qualify for the OLYSIO patient savings program will pay no more than $25 per month for a total of $75 for three months out-of-pocket costs. This program is available to cover co-pays and co-insurance costs. Additional important information about the OLYSIO patient savings program:

  • Subject to a $25,000 annual maximum, 12 months after activation, or 3 fills (12-week supply), whichever comes first
  • Not valid for patients enrolled in Medicare (e.g., Medicare Part D) or Medicaid
  • Information on the OLYSIO patient savings program and other access support services can be found or by calling 1-855-5-OLYSIO

As mentioned above, the patient savings program is part of OLYSIO Support, a comprehensive array of educational information and tools that may help individuals through their treatment journey. OLYSIO Support is available online or by calling 1-855-5-OLYSIO. Here are a few examples of the programs and tools that are available, in addition to the patient savings program other access assistance:

  • A 24/7 Nurse Support hotline
  • A support group finder to help individuals connect with other people in their area who are seeking support on their hepatitis C journey
  • A variety of resources to help individuals keep track of their treatment inclusive of a mobile app, dosing diary, treatment calendar, and reminder calls


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