There are complex regulatory, legal and health-related issues surrounding the distribution of prescription medicines. While we do not donate medicines directly to individuals, we do have programs that help get our medicines to patients who need them.
Internationally, we make product donations through Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC), a Montréal-based charitable organization that provides much needed medicines, vaccines, medical supplies and devices for use by humanitarian or disaster relief missions in developing countries. Our products are included in HPIC’s Physician Travel Packs (PTP). Each PTP contains assorted essential medicines and medical supplies that can treat up to 600 children and adults. We are also proud to be a major contributor to HPIC’s Capacity Building and Access to Medicines Project in Afghanistan.
If you are a healthcare professional seeking medicine for an overseas medical mission, you can visit the HPIC website to request a PTP for short-term overseas medical work or to make a special request for a particular supply of medicines. Please contact HPIC directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (1-800-627-1787) or visit their website.
In Canada, our AstraZeneca Patient Assistance Program is available to patients in financial need who meet the eligibility requirements. Patients interested in this program should have their doctor's office contact our Medical Information Department at 1-800-668-6000 and ask for a Drug Request form.