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The Medco Foundation Joins With the Entertainment Industry Foundation to 'Give Health a Hand' to Communities in Need
Date:10/16/2009

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc (NYSE: MHS) today announced the creation of the Medco Foundation -- a non-profit organization to support activities aimed at educating and informing the general public about health, wellness and medicine safety issues; providing low income, disadvantaged and other distressed populations and communities with access to medicine and information about medicine; and fostering and promoting opportunities for volunteerism and civic engagement.

In addition, the Medco Foundation today joined with the Entertainment Industry Foundation's iParticipate initiative to unveil the Foundation's "Give Health a Hand" program. This nationwide program provides individuals the opportunity to help others get healthy by closing the gaps in health care related to the inability to afford medicines or simply not knowing how certain drugs interact.

Give Health a Hand (www.givehealthahand.org) is focused on helping to care for those with chronic conditions and who are in financial need.

"Improving the health of our nation begins with each of us as individuals reaching out -- one person to another -- and that's the essential fabric of the Medco Foundation and the Give Health a Hand program," said Jay Silverstein, a director of the Medco Foundation. "Our vision for this initiative is to harness the spirit of giving and channel it towards the health and well-being of people in need."

Give Health a Hand will include three major components, each focused on closing particular gaps in care that plague the nation's health care system and impact the lives of millions of Americans. The Medco Foundation
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