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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New York Workers Hurt by Recession
Date:7/31/2009

ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 'Help is Here Express' bus tour will be stopping in New York throughout the week of August 3 - 7 at various cities in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling New Yorkers access information on programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. With the state's unemployment rate now hitting 8.2 percent, compared to 5.2 percent a year ago, 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 New York locations:

    Monday, August 3, 2009

    1.)   Kinney Drugs
          3666 State Route 281
          Cortland, NY 13045

          Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    2.)   St. Joseph's Hospital
          555 St. Joseph's Boulevard
          Elmira, NY 14901

          Time:  1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2009

    1.)   Hornell City Hall
          82 Main Street
          Hornell, NY 14843

          Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    2.)   Corning Hospital
          176 Denison Parkway East
          Corning, NY 14830

          Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    1.)   Lincoln Park
          East State Street
          Olean, NY 14760

          Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

    2.)   Covenant Manor (Bus Will Be Across the Street)
          201 West Third Street
          Jamestown, NY 14701

          Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Thursday, August 6, 2009


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