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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Georgia Workers Hurt by Recession
Date:3/19/2009

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EVENT TIME: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

ADDRESS: Bibb County Health Department

171 Emery Highway

Macon, GA

Thursday, March 26

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

ADDRESS: Hall County DFCS

970 McEver Road

Gainesville, GA

EVENT TIME: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

ADDRESS: Clarke County DFCS

284 North Avenue

Athens, GA

Friday, March 27

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

ADDRESS: Lamar Medical Center

1448 Lee Beard Way

Augusta, GA

EVENT TIME: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

ADDRESS: Burke County DFCS

729 West 6th Street

Waynesboro, GA

"The PPA, so far, has helped well over 230,000 Georgians 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 Georgia, where the unemployment rate has jumped from 5.3 percent to 8.1 percent since April 2008 and where some 393,000 people are now 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 con
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