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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Georgia Workers Hurt by Recession

ATLANTA, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Help is Here Express" bus tour will be stopping in Georgia the week of March 23-27 at various cities throughout the state in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling Georgians access information on programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. With unemployment rates in Georgia having risen for nine straight months, and having passed the national unemployment rate (7.6 percent) to stand today at 8.1 percent, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is ready to help state residents who face layoffs and loss of health care benefits determine if they may qualify for free or nearly free medicines.

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 Georgia locations:

Monday, March 23

EVENT TIME: 9:00am - 11:00am

ADDRESS: Woodlawn Forrest Church of Christ

1515 N. Forrest Street

Valdosta, GA

EVENT TIME: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

ADDRESS: Tift County Health Department

305 12th Street East

Tifton, GA

Tuesday, March 24

EVENT TIME: 9:00am - 11:00am

ADDRESS: Albany Tech College/Georgia Dept of Labor Parking Lot

1701 South Slappey Blvd.

Albany, GA

EVENT TIME: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

ADDRESS: First Baptist Church of Americus

221 South Lee Street

Americus, GA

Wednesday, March 25

EVENT TIME: 8:30am - 10:00am

ADDRESS: Columbus Health Department

2100 Corner Avenue

Columbus, GA


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