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Monday, November 5, 2007

Prescription drug assistance in Fallbrook

Posted @ 12:03 PM

A bus staffed by representatives of the pharmaceutical industry is in Fallbrook today to offer residents impacted by the Rice Canyon wildfire assistance with their prescription drugs.

The "Help is Here Express" bus tour will be parked at St. Peter's Catholic Community Church until 4 p.m. today to help uninsured people find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free, according to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

The church is located at 450 South Stage Coach Lane.

The bus tour is part of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a national effort sponsored by American drug research companies. The PPA claims to have helped more than 4.3 million patients, including more than 250,000 people in California. Since its launch in April 2005, the PPA bus tour has visited all 50 states and more than 1,500 cities to raise awareness about patient assistance programs.

The "Help is Here Express" is staffed by specialists to help low-income, uninsured or underinsured patients access more than 475 patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. For patients who have been affected by the recent wildfires, expedited assistance is available.

When the "Help is Here Express" leaves Fallbrook, people in need can visit PPA's Web site (http://www.pparx.org/) or call 1-888-4PPA-NOW (toll free) Operators can field calls in more than 150 languages.

- Bruce Lieberman, staff writer


Lily said...

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Arihant said...

Hmmm....thats cheap. Heard about the prescription assistance program Total Rx Savings .

Is the rate cheaper than theirs?