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Together Rx Access(R) Program Enrolls More Than 1.5 Million Americans Without Prescription Drug Coverage
Date:5/19/2008

Milestone Underscores Program's Commitment to Helping the Uninsured Better

Access Medicines Needed to Take Care of their Health

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Together Rx Access(R) Program, a free prescription savings program created by leading pharmaceutical companies that is enrolling about 10,000 people every week, has reached its 1.5 million cardholders milestone. The Program, introduced in January of 2005, allows cardholders to access immediate and meaningful savings on hundreds of brand-name prescription medicines and products. Those who have used their Together Rx Access cards have collectively saved more than $66 million on their prescription medicines necessary to stay healthy and to treat many common conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes, depression, and asthma.

"This milestone means that more than 1.5 million individuals -- including approximately 260,000 children -- who previously may have had difficulty accessing their medications, can now use their Together Rx Access Card to take better care of their health and the health of their families," said Roba Whiteley, executive director of Together Rx Access. "Together Rx Access is committed to finding new and innovative ways of reaching eligible individuals and families, and we will continue to work hard to raise awareness among those who may benefit the most from this free Program."

As is evidenced by the Program's enrollment momentum, the Card is easy to get and use. The quick application process makes it easy for eligible people to sign up for a Together Rx Access Card so they can begin saving on their prescription medicines immediately. The Card is accepted at the majority of pharmacies nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Cardholders simply bring the Card to their pharmacist along with their prescription, and the savings are calculated right at the pharmacy counter. There are no enrollment costs, monthly dues or hidden charges.

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