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Medication Access and Review Program (MARP)
Help with management of prescription assistance programs
CCNC is now providing technical assistance through the Medication Access and Review Program (“MARP”), an application that helps health centers, free clinics and other community organizations manage prescription assistance programs for low-income patients. The MARP database includes more than 3,600 medications offered by pharmaceutical manufacturers through approximately 140 patient assistance programs.
MARP helps users keep abreast of the ever-changing nuances of these programs, as well as tracking the value of medications. The application also helps identify drug-to-drug interactions, duplicative therapy, patient allergies, drug-to-food interactions and minimum/maximum dosages.
Early usage high
Many organizations have been quick to take advantage of MARP. Early usage stats are noted below.*
*Usage from December 17, 2012 through year end.
The application, developed by the Office of Rural Health and Community Care with funding from The Duke Endowment and the North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs, is available through the Office of Rural Health. The Office of Rural Health and Community Care provides technical assistance and training to users in more than 130 sites across the state. For questions about obtaining access to MARP, contact the Office at 919-733-2040.