2009-10-22 / Local & State

“Help Is Here Express” Bus Tour Comes To Hancock

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The “Help is Here Express” bus tour will be at the Tri-State Community Center in Hancock on Friday, October 23, to help uninsured and financially-struggling community members access information on programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. The bus tour is part of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) – a nationwide effort sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research companies – raising awareness of patient assistance programs among residents who face layoffs or a loss of healthcare benefits in a struggling economy. Patients who visit can also learn about new medicines in development to fight cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma, etc.

Since its launch in April 2005, the PPA bus tour has visited all 50 states and more than 2,500 cities to raise awareness about patient assistance programs. The “Help is Here Express” is staffed by trained specialists able to quickly help uninsured patients in need access information on more than 475 patient assistance programs, including nearly 200 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

The Tri State Community Center is located at 130 West High Street, Hancock, Md., and the bus is scheduled to be at the center from 9-11 a.m. on Oct.23.

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