Here at NeedyMeds our focus has always been to help patients who can't afford their medications and healthcare costs with information on patient assistance programs, free-clinics, co-pay assistance and more. Beyond working directly with patients in need, we also have a variety of resources available to help patient advocates. The patient advocate community plays an essential role in our mission to help people who cannot afford the costs of healthcare. Many patients do not have access to a computer or the Internet, and rely on patient advocates to help them. In this blog post, we are going to highlight some of our resources for advocates, in hopes that we can help them help those in need.   PAPUS Every day at NeedyMeds, we are working

on our listings of patient assistance programs, contacting the programs directly to update information and get the latest application forms. We have been doing this for years, but there was no way to keep patients and advocates updated on the latest changes and new programs. That changed last year when we debuted a new service – the Patient Assistance Program Update Service (or PAPUS) – to send out e-mail updates of our patient assistance program listings. You can sign-up to receive daily or weekly e-mails with reports on the most up-to-date changes to patient assistance programs.   PAN Since 2010 we have published a monthly e-newsletter for advocates – the Patient Advocate Newsletter (or PAN). PAN is a free newsletter that highlights resources and issues…