Navigation Links
AstraZeneca and Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers, Inc. Provide Medicines to Missouri's Uninsured
Date:7/21/2010

WILMINGTON, Del., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that it is providing medicines at no cost to qualifying patients at Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers, Inc. in St. Louis.

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/PH99766LOGO )

(Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091027/PH99766LOGO )

AstraZeneca's partnership with Grace Hill is an expansion of its AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program that provides medicines at no cost to health facilities around the country. Grace Hill is the sixth facility in Missouri to join the program.

For more than 100 years, Grace Hill has provided primary and preventive healthcare in St. Louis.  In 2009, Grace Hill provided health services to more than 41,000 patients at its six health center locations in St. Louis. Nearly 60 percent of these patients did not have health insurance, and more than 90 percent had incomes under the federal poverty level.

"At Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers, our mission is to serve our neighbors by providing high quality healthcare," said Alan O. Freeman, Grace Hill president and CEO. "Working with AstraZeneca will help us reduce costly access barriers facing many of our patients today."

The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) praised the collaboration, saying the resources available at Grace Hill are of critical importance to patients.

"With the downturn in the economy, NAMI's HelpLine has been receiving an increase in calls from people who are uninsured," said Jacqueline Lukitsch, executive director at NAMI in St. Louis. "It is good to know that NAMI will be able to refer uninsured patients to Grace Hill for treatment and patient assistance."

In 2009, AstraZeneca provided more than $15.2 million in savings to more than 11,190 patients in Missouri under its prescription savings programs – known as AZ&Me. Nationally, the company helped more than 507,000 patients save $679.6 million on their medicines.

"Working together, we will help Missourians access the medicines they need," said Jennifer McGovern, director, patient assistance programs, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. "AstraZeneca is dedicated to improving the health of our communities by collaborating with organizations that share our commitment to patients."

About AZ&Me Prescription Savings Program for Healthcare Facilities

AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program for healthcare facilities provides medicines free of charge to community free clinics, community health centers, hospitals and other qualifying facilities that serve the uninsured. The program is available to non-profit organizations that have a licensed outpatient pharmacy or dispensary on site and meet other program criteria. Patients are eligible for AstraZeneca medicines through this program if they do not have prescription drug coverage and have a household income at or below $30,000 for an individual or $60,000 for a family of four.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines.  As a leader in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation, oncology and infectious disease medicines, AstraZeneca generated global revenues of $32.8 billion in 2009. In the United States, AstraZeneca is a $14.8 billion healthcare business.

For more information about AstraZeneca in the US or our AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings programs, please visit www.astrazeneca-us.com or call 1-800-AZandMe (292-6363). 


'/>"/>
SOURCE AstraZeneca
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Silence Therapeutics and AstraZeneca Extend siRNA Development Collaboration
2. FDA Updates U.S. Product Labels for LABA-Containing Medications Including AstraZenecas SYMBICORT
3. AstraZeneca to Support Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network at the National Institutes of Health
4. AstraZeneca Donates $1 Million for Christiana Care Health Systems Wilmington Hospital Project
5. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery By Attorney General Eric Holder at the AstraZeneca Settlement Announcement
6. Pharmaceutical Giant AstraZeneca to Pay $520 Million for Off-Label Drug Marketing
7. Palatin Technologies, Inc. Receives $2.5 Million from AstraZeneca
8. AstraZeneca Comments on FDA Joint Advisory Committee Meeting on Post-Marketing Safety Studies for the Use of LABAs in Asthma
9. AstraZeneca and Dako Sign Agreement to Develop Companion Diagnostics for Cancer Treatments
10. AstraZeneca Offers Online Enrollment and Additional Improvements to Patient Assistance Program
11. Novexel to be Acquired by AstraZeneca
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2016)...   Click here for supplemental information regarding ... the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today ... acquire Valley Campus Pharmacy, Inc., doing business as ... pharmacy that provides individualized patient care, based in ... 2015, TNH generated approximately $400 million in revenue. ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Calif. , April 28, 2016  Marking ... widely accessible breast and ovarian cancer risk test, ... panel analyzing 30 genes that highly impact the ... women. Available today, the Color Test analyzes hereditary ... prostate, stomach, and uterine cancers. The Color Test ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 ... insights on healthcare, announced today that it has been ... Cool Vendor in Life Sciences, 2016, ... 2016.  The report focuses on life-science- oriented analytics, algorithms ... from patients and doctors, confirm medication ingestion, and analyze ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The American ... productivity, stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the single most important asset ... American workers so unhappy? , Just under half of American workers are emotionally ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Conditions were ideal ... Cove Island Park on Sunday, with sunny skies, a light breeze and temperatures in ... $33,000. , The 5k Run and Walk and 1-mile walk were held ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... ... Spine Team Texas, a comprehensive spine physician group specializing in the treatment ... been invited to be a featured speaker at the Texas Society of the American ... 2016. , Dr. R. Scott McPherson, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, will ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... and engineer of patented products, announces the Gyrociser, an exercise invention which aids ... worth $2 billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Dr. Robert ... dental treatments to improve smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is a fast-growing field as more patients ... offer allows patients to learn more about the options currently available to them and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):