Sacramento County Supervisor Roger Dickinson said, "AstraZeneca's commitment to providing free medicine is a crucial part of getting Sacramentans the care they need during tough economic times. Many low-income workers don't have access to employer-sponsored health insurance and others lost coverage when they became unemployed during the recession. Donated medicine ensures people get needed care and relieves financial pressure on an overburdened county health system."
In 2009, AstraZeneca provided more than $27.7 million in savings to more than 15,900 patients in California under its prescription savings programs – known as AZ&Me. Nationally, the company helped more than 507,000 patients save $769.6 million on their medicines.
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.
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 di
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