Frequently Asked Questions by Consumers on Free Prescriptions/Patient Assistance Programs:
Q: Can patients get their prescriptions from a physician’s office free through the patient assistance programs sponsored by manufacturers?
A: It is the Board’s position that the provision of patient specific drugs from such programs must follow the statute and rules dealing with out-of-state pharmacies. This would require an out-of-state pharmacy permit and adherence to other statute and rules. See G.S. 90-85.21A.