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AstraZeneca Launches New Program to Support Facilities that Connect People to Needed Medical Care and Prescription Assistance
Date:10/1/2007

AZ&Me(TM) Prescription Savings program for healthcare facilities helps

uninsured patients access medicine at little to no cost

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) launched a new program today to provide medicines free of charge to community free clinics, community health centers and hospitals that serve the uninsured. The AZ&Me(TM) Prescription Savings program for healthcare facilities is planning to provide free AstraZeneca medicines to hundreds of thousands of patients at approximately 150 facilities by the end of 2008.

The new program builds on the current AstraZeneca patient assistance programs by extending prescription drug assistance directly to the sites where uninsured patients interact with healthcare providers, supporting patients at one central place where they can get the medicine and care they need.

"AstraZeneca knows it is not enough to make lifesaving medicines. We must also ensure people have access to our products," said David Nicoli, Vice President of Corporate Affairs. "This program supports facilities that connect patients to medical care such as disease management, preventive care and dental care. AstraZeneca believes that through programs like this we can help people get the care and medicine they need."

The AZ&Me(TM) Prescription Savings program for healthcare facilities is available to organizations that have a licensed outpatient pharmacy or dispensary on site and can provide documentation that their facility meets other program criteria. Patients are eligible for AstraZeneca medicines through this program if they do not have prescription drug coverage and must have a household income at or below $30,000 for an individual, or $60,000 for a family of four.

"The AZ&Me(TM) Prescription Savings program for healthcare facilities is targeting a population that really needs support. One of the common problems with uninsured patients is that, not only do they not
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