Merck launches guide to drug assistance programs

February 20, 2006

Merck has launched an initiative to help consumers navigate government and private programs that offer free or discount medicines to low-income patients. The company's "Guide to Affordable Medicine" includes information about public programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare, and private programs, such as prescription assistance programs offered by drugmakers.

Merck launches guide to drug assistance programs

Merck has launched an initiative to help consumers navigate government and private programs that offer free or discount medicines to low-income patients. The company's "Guide to Affordable Medicine" includes information about public programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare, and private programs, such as prescription assistance programs offered by drugmakers. The company will distribute copies of the guide to doctors' offices as well as to local community organizations and consumers who request copies. For a copy of Merck's guide visit http:// http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/430/20060209152223/merckhelps.com/swf/MerckAffordableMedicine.swf.

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