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West Virginia Rx Briefs Local Leaders

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CHARLESTON – A briefing session was held yesterday at Health Access Free Clinic in Clarksburg, WV as West Virginia Rx ramps up its outreach to community leaders and residents about Governor Joe Manchin’s free pharmaceutical access program for people that have no prescription drug coverage.

"West Virginia Rx is a program that helps connect West Virginians with the medications they need," said Brenda Dane, Executive Director for West Virginia Rx. "Today was our opportunity to inform residents in and around Harrison and Marion counties know about how West Virginia Rx will help them fill the brand name prescriptions that they cannot afford. Although West Virginia Rx cannot fill generic prescriptions or any written for controlled drugs, we can fill the most expensive brand name drugs that are out of reach for most people with no prescription drug coverage."

There are nearly than 225,000 West Virginians who are without prescription drug coverage, cannot afford the medications they are prescribed by their doctors and who qualify for West Virginia Rx. Announced by Governor Joe Manchin III in 2008, West Virginia Rx has worked tirelessly to extend its services to the people of West Virginia who are in need of prescription medication assistance. To be eligible for West Virginia Rx, a person must be a WV resident, have no prescription drug coverage, be able to provide proof of income (e.g. 1040, 1099, and/or unemployment status) and provide a photo I.D. "It’s a pretty simple process once we’ve received the enrollment information," Dane says.

West Virginia Rx is made possible by the support of donated medications from several pharmaceutical manufacturers including Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Alcon -more- Laboratories, Inc., Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, King Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly & Company, Merck & Company, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Sanofi Aventis.

Founding funders for West Virginia Rx are The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, The Rite Aid Foundation, Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and CVS Foundation.

Request applications or for information about West Virginia Rx, call our toll-free number, 1-877-388-WVRX (9879). Applications are available online.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CHARLESTON – A briefing session was held yesterday at Health Access Free Clinic in Clarksburg, WV as West Virginia Rx ramps up its outreach to community leaders and residents about Governor Joe Manchin’s free pharmaceutical access program for people that have no prescription drug coverage.

"West Virginia Rx is a program that helps connect West Virginians with the medications they need," said Brenda Dane, Executive Director for West Virginia Rx. "Today was our opportunity to inform residents in and around Harrison and Marion counties know about how West Virginia Rx will help them fill the brand name prescriptions that they cannot afford. Although West Virginia Rx cannot fill generic prescriptions or any written for controlled drugs, we can fill the most expensive brand name drugs that are out of reach for most people with no prescription drug coverage."

There are nearly than 225,000 West Virginians who are without prescription drug coverage, cannot afford the medications they are prescribed by their doctors and who qualify for West Virginia Rx. Announced by Governor Joe Manchin III in 2008, West Virginia Rx has worked tirelessly to extend its services to the people of West Virginia who are in need of prescription medication assistance. To be eligible for West Virginia Rx, a person must be a WV resident, have no prescription drug coverage, be able to provide proof of income (e.g. 1040, 1099, and/or unemployment status) and provide a photo I.D. "It’s a pretty simple process once we’ve received the enrollment information," Dane says.

West Virginia Rx is made possible by the support of donated medications from several pharmaceutical manufacturers including Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Alcon -more- Laboratories, Inc., Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, King Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly & Company, Merck & Company, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Sanofi Aventis.

Founding funders for West Virginia Rx are The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, The Rite Aid Foundation, Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and CVS Foundation.

Request applications or for information about West Virginia Rx, call our toll-free number, 1-877-388-WVRX (9879). Applications are available online.

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