02/20/07 — Help with prescription drugs available Saturday at WAGES

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Help with prescription drugs available Saturday at WAGES

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 20, 2007 1:46 PM

The "Help is Here Express" national bus tour will be in Goldsboro with U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield Saturday at the WAGES office to help people having trouble affording their prescription medicines.

The tour sponsored by pharmaceutical research companies has visited all 50 states to raise awareness about patient assistance programs.

The campaign is part of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a national effort that has helped more than 3.4 million Americans find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. The bus is staffed by trained specialists able to quickly help low-income, uninsured or under-insured patients get access to more than 475 patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

The bus will be at the WAGES office at 601 E. Royall Ave. at noon. For information, call Jeff Trewhitt at (202) 835-3460.