Navigation Links
Welvista Announces Partnering with sanofi-aventis U.S. to Provide Medication at No Cost to the Uninsured
Date:12/1/2008

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Welvista is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with sanofi-aventis U.S., one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, to dispense the company's medications to the uninsured through Welvista's no-cost prescription medication program. With the addition of 23 sanofi-aventis drugs from the company's Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), Welvista now has 180 drugs on its formulary for the uninsured. Including sanofi-aventis, Welvista now partners with 12 pharmaceutical companies, making it the largest mail-order pharmacy for the uninsured in the country.

Welvista provides an innovative prescription drug program for residents in three states who fall below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and are without health insurance coverage. The William E. Murray pharmacy, located at Welvista's headquarters off Forest Drive in Columbia, dispensed more than $34 million dollars in prescription medications in 2007 to Welvista's patients to treat diabetes, hypertension, mental illness and more.

Welvista also provides oral healthcare services for the children of limited income families in South Carolina through Smiles for a Lifetime, with centers in Allendale County, Dillon II, Clarendon I and II school districts, and Charleston.

"Our pharmaceutical partners are essential to the success of our organization; we wouldn't exist without them," says Welvista CEO Ken Trogdon. "We are committed to improving health and wellness for the uninsured. Our model has proven its viability, and we will continue to add prescription drugs that we know our patients need."

About Welvista

Welvista is an innovative model of non-governmental healthcare intervention serving thousands of patients in three states. This healthcare network provides medications at no cost to the uninsured who do not qualify for Medicaid, Medicare or VA insurance and for those who cannot afford to pay for insurance coverage on their own. Welvista also operates Smiles, five pediatric dental care centers caring for approximately 5,000 children from limited income families who would not otherwise have access to oral healthcare. With the addition of sanofi-aventis U.S., Welvista now partners with 12 pharmaceutical companies that donate prescription drugs to approved patients. To learn more about the organization, visit www.welvista.org.

About sanofi-aventis U.S.

Sanofi-aventis U.S. is an affiliate of sanofi-aventis, a leading global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions to improve the lives of everyone. Sanofi-aventis is listed in Paris (EURONEXT:SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). For more information, visit: www.sanofi-aventis.us or www.Sanofi-aventis.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Welvista
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
2. CRC Health Group Announces Acquisition of Bayside Marin Recovery Center, San Rafael
3. UHW Announces: Antelope Valley Hospital Caregivers and Board Vote to Ratify First Union Contract With SEIU UHW-West
4. HEI, Inc. Announces Sale of RFID Division Assets
5. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic Version of Zyloprim(R)
6. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
7. Z Trim Announces Revocation of Gregory Halpern Severence Agreement
8. Brooke Franchise Corporation Announces Selected July Results
9. Manor Care, Inc. Announces Record Date for Special Stockholder Meeting
10. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic Version of Adipex-P(R)
11. Planet Technologies Announces Agreement to Acquire Antigen Laboratories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media ... give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ... Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, ... the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. ... toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, ... pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," ... will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in ... durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has ... is led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel ... investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization ... release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing ... thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: