Who We Are
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) created the Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) to provide a dedicated search engine that allows users to search for financial assistance resources available to them, their loved ones or patients in their lives through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs available for patients who are eligible.
Building upon the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), MAT gives patients, loved ones and health care providers a single point of access to hundreds of public and private assistance programs, as well as connecting them with more transparent information about the cost of medicine.
PhRMA represents the top innovative biopharmaceutical research companies. MAT is the result of an ongoing effort between PhRMA, health care providers, pharmacists, patient advocacy organizations and community groups interested in helping patients access the information they need to be more empowered as they navigate a complex, and sometimes overwhelming, health care system. MAT’s focus is to help people who visit the site be more aware of the various programs that make prescriptions more affordable for those in need.
The groups that support MAT include the largest and most influential in health care, ranging from patient groups to consumer groups to health care provider organizations and more.
PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) is a search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs. MAT is not its own patient assistance program, but rather a search engine for many of the patient assistance resources that the biopharmaceutical industry offers.