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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Arkansas Workers Hurt by Recession
Date:4/9/2009

t 6th Avenue Pine Bluff, AR 71601 Thursday, April 16 EVENT TIME: 9:00am - 10:30am ADDRESS: Bradley County Health Unit 208 Bragg Street Warren, AR 71671 EVENT TIME: 1:30pm - 2:30pm ADDRESS: Ouachita County Health Unit 740 California Avenue SW Camden, AR 71701 Friday, April 17 EVENT TIME: 10:00am - 11:30am ADDRESS: Ark-La-Tex Health Center 1414 Arkansas Blvd. Texarkana, AR 71854

"The PPA, so far, has helped well over 84,000 Arkansans find out if they may qualify for free or discounted medicines and as we move forward into 2009, the assistance is still available," said PhRMA President and CEO Billy Tauzin. "That's good news for the citizens of Arkansas, where there are more than 88,000 people out of work."

Patients who qualify for help from the PPA's participating patient assistance programs have access to more than 2,500 brand-name and generic prescription medicines. In addition, the PPA provides information on more than 10,000 free health care clinics in America and has connected more than 277,000 patients with clinics and health care providers in their communities.

Patients seeking help from PPA can call a toll-free number (1-888-4-PPA-NOW) to talk to a trained operator or access the PPA Web site (www.pparx.org). It only takes 10 to 15 minutes to find out if someone may qualify for free or discounted medications.

To help spread the word about the assistance available, the PPA's "Help Is Here Express" buses continue to visit communities all over the country with trained specialists on board to provide information on how to access patient assistance programs. All 50 states and more than 2,500 towns and cities have been visited so far, and more than 5.7 million patients have been helped nationwide since
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