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Pfizer To Continue MAINTAIN Patient Assistance Program for an Additional Year – Medications Free for the Unemployed

Posted Jan 14 2010 6:51am

Pfizer was gracious enough to make this offer last year and it continues on for one more year so if you are unemployed, find out about the program if you need help with medications.  Also this year they are adding on many of the Wyeth medications on the market too, so it gets a little better this year.  image

There are over 70 in the list, but many already have generic equivalents, so I would guess those who do not have a generic equivalent might be the hottest on the list and perhaps the first in demand.   The article says you will need to show proof with a “pink slip” to show that you have in fact lost your job too.  BD 

As everyone commented last year, Viagra is included.  If you don’t think that is a big deal, read this and see the cost.

The Medical Quack: What Does Viagra Cost?

Pfizer also thinks you should know where your pills come from, interesting commercial.  BD 

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer today announced it will extend its MAINTAIN (Medicines Assistance for Those who Are in Need) patient assistance program for an additional year, through December 31, 2010. In addition to the more than 70 Pfizer primary care medicines currently available through MAINTAIN, Pfizer will extend the benefits of MAINTAIN to many legacy Wyeth medicines.

Pfizer launched MAINTAIN in May to help unemployed and uninsured Americans stay on their Pfizer medicines. The program, an employee-driven initiative, is part of Pfizer Helpful Answers®, Pfizer’s family of patient assistance programs that helps uninsured and underinsured Americans get Pfizer medicines for free or at a savings. Seventy-five percent of people who have applied to Pfizer’s MAINTAIN program have been enrolled.

Coupled with testimonials from MAINTAIN members and other interactive features, Pfizer released the MAINTAIN widget, an online tool that guides users through a short series of questions that determine whether they may be eligible for MAINTAIN or for another Pfizer patient assistance program.

Press Releases | Pfizer: the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company

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