Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP): Hurricane Maria - Puerto Rico Data Fact Sheet [open pdf - 153KB]
"The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) is funded by the Stafford Act and is designed to help disaster survivors access prescription medicines. EPAP can also be activated by the Public Health Service Act under the authority of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). The program utilizes normal business operations (e.g., electronic prescription claims processing, utilization of the normal pharmaceutical supply chain for distribution and dispensing) to pay for prescription medications for eligible persons. This fact sheet provides a summary of the EPAP data collected and analyzed for Puerto Rico only following Hurricane Maria from November 2, 2017 to May 18, 2018."
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response: https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/