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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared To Help Virginia Workers Hurt by Recession
Date:8/27/2009

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 'Help is Here Express' bus tour will be stopping in Virginia throughout the week of August 31 - September 3 at various cities in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling Virginians access information on programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. With the state's unemployment rate now hitting 6.9 percent - and having risen for 26 straight months - the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) bus tour is raising awareness of patient assistance programs among state residents who face layoffs and loss of health care benefits.

The PPA, a nationwide effort sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies, provides a single point of access to more than 475 patient assistance programs that help those who are uninsured or struggling financially. Nearly 200 of the programs are provided by pharmaceutical companies.

The "Help Is Here Express" bus will be at the following Virginia locations:

    Monday, August 31, 2009

    WHEN:       10:00 a.m. to Noon
    WHERE:      Bragg Hill Family Life Center
                400 Bragg Hill Drive
                Fredericksburg, VA 22401

    WHEN:       2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    WHERE:      Fisherville United Methodist Church
                1600 Jefferson Highway (Route 250)
                Fisherville, VA 22939


    Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    WHEN:       9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    WHERE:      Augusta County Government Center
                68 Dick Huff Lane
                Verona, VA 22482

    WHEN:       2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    WHERE:      Fairview Community Center
                24403 Mountain Valley Road - Route 39
                Millboro, VA 24460


    Wednesday, September 2, 2009
    WHEN:       10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    WHERE:      Bedford Memorial Hospital
                1613 Oakwood Street
         
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