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AstraZeneca Helped More Than 440,000 Patients Save $612 Million on Medicines in 2008
Date:2/10/2009

Patients filled 2.7 million prescriptions through AZ&Me(TM) Prescription Savings Programs

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that it provided $612.6 million in savings to 440,541 patients in the United States last year through its AZ&Me(TM) Prescription Savings programs.

Patients filled 2.7 million prescriptions through the programs in 2008.

"AstraZeneca is committed to helping patients who are facing health and financial challenges," said Rich Fante, President of AstraZeneca US. "Our prescription savings programs provide support for patients who might otherwise go without the medicines they need."

AstraZeneca provides free or low-cost medicines to patients through its AZ&Me(TM) Prescription Savings programs in three ways:

  • Individuals: AstraZeneca provides free medicines to qualifying individuals without prescription drug coverage who make up to $30,000 per year and families of four with $60,000 annual household income.

  • Part D beneficiaries: AstraZeneca provides low-cost medicines for qualifying Medicare Part D patients who make up to $30,000 per year or couples who make up to $40,000 per year.

  • Healthcare facilities: AstraZeneca provides free medicines to qualifying non-profit organizations, such as disproportionate share hospitals, community health centers and community free clinics. This program connects patients to the medicines they need at the same time and place they receive their treatment.

AstraZeneca has offered prescription savings programs side by side with its medicines for three decades and o
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