I haven't seen a post about this, and thought this might benefit some of you.
Pfizer announced yesterday that it will offer up to a year of free medication, including access to its popular erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra, to unemployed workers who have lost their health insurance.
More than 70 drugs are available under the company's plan, including Lipitor, which controls cholesterol, and painkiller Celebrex. To be eligible, people must have already been taking a Pfizer medication for at least three months before they were laid off.
From Pfizer's website:
- All of Pfizer’s patient assistance programs, including the new program, can be reached by calling a single phone number (1-866-706-2400) or by visiting www.PfizerHelpfulAnswers.com
- Those who contact Pfizer Helpful Answers in need of medicines made by another company will be directed to the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a pharmaceutical industry initiative that serves to raise awareness of, and boost enrollment in, more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs.
The new program will be fully operational on July 1, 2009. However, people in need now can call 1-866-706-2400 for help. MAINTAIN is a part of Pfizer Helpful Answers, a joint program of Pfizer Inc and the Pfizer Patient Assistance Foundation.