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Eli Lilly and Company committed to helping people address health needs

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In these troubling economic times, people may be unable to make their healthcare a priority and may feel that they don't have the money to visit their doctor or fill a prescription. According to a survey by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) released in August 2008:(1)

-- Twenty-two percent of Americans say that they have cut back on the number of times they see a physician as a result of the weaker economy.

-- Eleven percent say they have cut back on the number of prescription drugs they take or the dosage of those medications to make the prescriptions last longer.

Ultimately, this neglect may lead to declining health across the country, both physically and mentally. Eli Lilly and Company has resources available that can help people manage their health, even if their financial concerns are becoming overwhelming.

Patient Assistance Programs

Lilly has patient assistance programs to help people meet their healthcare needs. Additional information is available at .

-- LillyMedicareAnswers(TM) is a patient assistance program that provides eligible Medicare recipients access to affordable Lilly medications outside of their Medicare Part D plan. To learn more or apply, go to or call (877) RX-LILLY (1-877-795-4559).

-- Lilly Cares(TM) is a patient assistance program that provides access to Lilly products for legal U.S. residents regardless of their ability to pay. Through physicians, patients who are otherwise unable to obtain Lilly medications may qualify for free medicines. To learn more or apply, go to or call (877) RX-LILLY (1-877-795-4559).

-- The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage receive the medicines they need through public or private programs. Many of these programs are offered by individual pharmaceutical companies. PPA is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups. There is no cost to patients for PPA's services. To learn more, visit or call (888) 4PPA-NOW (888-477-2669).

Guide Book to Better Health

A Healthy You! - America's Guide to Healthy Living is aimed at addressing the effects of poor health in the U.S. The free book is available in English and Spanish and includes an extensive listing of specific resources in each state where people can access useful programs and agencies in their area. The content is available online at, and Lilly has been distributing the book at health fairs and other events around the country.

Readers will find information on each one of these key measures and more. Chapters include: Exercise and Nutrition; Children's Health; Women's Health; Men's Health; Older Adults; Mental Health; Diabetes; Living Heart Healthy; Cancer Screening; Substance Abuse/Tobacco Cessation; Veterans Health; and Patient Assistance Programs.

About Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers - through medicines and information - for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at .

Lilly is constantly seeking answers to the world's most pressing health needs, but it can't be done alone. Through, Lilly provides information about the health challenges facing our society and potential solutions for those challenges. Recognizing that these programs won't solve every health problem that exists, Lilly hopes they demonstrate ways to improve patient care while at the same time potentially reducing health care costs without restricting a patient's or physician's access to medications.

1 Weakening U.S. Economy Takes Toll on Americans' Health. Available at


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