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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Louisiana Workers Hurt by Recession
Date:2/26/2009

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 'Help is Here Express' bus tour will be stopping in Louisiana throughout the week of March 2-6 at various cities throughout the state in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling Louisianans access information on programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. With unemployment rates in Louisiana having risen for seven straight months, standing today at 6 percent , the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is ready to help state residents who face layoffs and loss of health care benefits find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free.

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 Louisiana locations:

    Monday, March 2
          EVENT TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
          ADDRESS:     Bastrop Municipal Center
                       1901 Moeller Drive
                       Bastrop, LA

          EVENT TIME:  2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
          ADDRESS:     Minden Civic Center
                       520 Broadway
                       Minden, LA

    Tuesday, March 3
          EVENT TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 10:00am
          ADDRESS:     Caldwell Health Unit
                       501 Collins Road
                       Columbia LA

          EVENT TIME:  2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
          ADDRESS:     Many City Hall
                       965 San Antonio Avenue
                       Many, LA


    Wednesday, March 4
          EVENT TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
          ADDRESS:     Vernon Parish Health Unit
                       406 W. Fertitta Blvd.
              
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