PhRMA wants to be a resource when it comes to accessing and understanding information about your brand medicines, which is part of the reason PhRMA launched a new search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers identify potential assistance programs: the Medicine Assistance Tool. This platform can be accessed at

What is MAT? 

MAT is an acronym for Medicine Assistance Tool. This tool was developed to help provide patients and caregivers with various information they need to make more educated health care decisions.

Resource Search Tool

MAT provides patients and caregivers with information about assistance programs for which they may be eligible through a straightforward 3 step process:

  1. Enter your brand name medications.
  2. Answer 7 basic questions to determine your potential assistance program eligibility.

  3. Click the “continue” button. The MAT search tool will then provide you with personalized resources based on your answers:


Educational Resources 

MAT also acts as a database of information for understanding and accessing information about health insurance – whether Medicaid, Medicare, or the Health Insurance Marketplace. Paired with other resources, this tool helps patients and caregivers better understand and navigate their care. also has an exhaustive glossary of insurance coverage terms:


PhRMA’s member companies are committed to helping patients make more informed health care decisions. This platform contains a host of information provided by our members all in one place.

We look forward to seeing this tool utilized and encourage anyone interested to visit for more information.