Co-Pay Relief Program Fund Notices
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This fund has been developed in response to patients who have contacted PAF for help with their medication expenses and could not find help. While this fund has been fully designed and we are ready to provide needed support to these patient communities, this fund is not yet able to accept applications for assistance as we are still working to secure charitable donations that will allow us to open it.
If you, or someone you know, would like to contribute to this fund, please visit our Donors page for more information on how to provide critical support for patients in need.Fund Type
Co-Pay, Co-insurance & Deductible (medications and office visits), Medical Insurance PremiumsMaximum Award Level
$3,600 Per Year
- Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
- Insurance Requirements All Insurance Types
- Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
About Cushing’s Syndrome
Cushing’s syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder caused by chronic exposure of the body’s tissues to excess levels of cortisol- a hormone that your adrenal gland makes or from getting too much cortisol from medicines. Cortisol helps maintain blood sugar levels, protects the body from stress and suppresses inflammation. Exposure to too much cortisol can occur from long-term use of synthetic glucocorticoid hormones to treat inflammatory illnesses such as asthma, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Pituitary adenomas (benign tumors of the pituitary gland) can secrete excess amounts of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), causing the body to overproduce cortisol. Tumors of the adrenal gland and ectopic ACTH producing tumors (benign or malignant) can cause problems with cortisol balance. The condition usually occurs in adults between the ages of 20 and 50, however, children may also be affected, and the disease affects females more often than males.
Other names for this condition include hypercortisolism, pituitary ACTH hypersecretion, pituitary Cushing syndrome, pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism, pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism disorder.