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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help Texas Workers Hurt by Recession
Date:2/18/2009

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Greenwood HUB Health

4040 Greenwood Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78416

Victoria

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Community Center

603 R. Murray St., Victoria, Texas 77901

Friday, February 27

Beaumont

10:00am - 12:00pm

Jefferson County Courthouse - County Health Dept.

1149 Pearl, Beaumont, Texas 77701

Orange

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital

608 Strickland Dr., Orange, Texas 77630

"The PPA, so far, has helped well over 440,000 Texans 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 Texas, where the unemployment rate has jumped from 4.1 percent to 6 percent since February 2008 and where some 712,000 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 continue to visit communities all over the country with trained specialists on board to provide information on how to access patient assistance programs. All 50 states and more than 2,500 towns a
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