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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Midwestern Workers Hurt by Recession
Date:10/9/2009

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 'Help is Here Express' bus tour will be stopping in Iowa, Southern Illinois, and Southern Indiana throughout the week of October 12 -- 16th at various cities in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling Midwesterners access information on programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. With the national unemployment rate at 9.7 percent 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 locations:

    Monday, October 12, 2009

    WHEN:   9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    WHERE:  American Lung Association in Iowa Office
            2530 73rd Street
            Urbandale, IA 50322

    WHEN:   2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    WHERE:  Mary Greeley Medical Center
            1111 Duff Avenue
            Ames, IA 50010

    Tuesday, October 13,  2009

    WHEN:   9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    WHERE:  Sartori Memorial Hospital
            515 College Street
            Cedar Falls, IA

    WHEN:   2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    WHERE:  Linn Community Care
            1201 3rd Avenue SE
            Cedar Rapids, IA

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    WHEN:   9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    WHERE:  Johnson County Health & Human Services Building
            855 South Dubuque Street
            Iowa City, IA

    WHEN:   2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    WHERE:  The Salvation Army (future site)
            232 Columbus Drive
            Burlington, IA

    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    WHEN:   10
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