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Help comes rolling in to Castle Country for prescription drug expenses

The "Help Is Here Express" bus tour will be in Price on Aug. 28. It will stop at Smith's Food and Drug Center to help uninsured Americans find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free.

The bus tour is part of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a national effort sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies.

The Help Is Here Express is staffed by trained specialists able to quickly help low-income, uninsured or under insured patients access more than 475 patient assistance programs, including over 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Through PPA parents, guardians, health care providers and others can learn about public and private patient assistance programs, including the state Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) that are available to help children in need. America's pharmaceutical research companies support the reauthorization of SCHIP and more than 40 of the assistance programs through the PPA focus on the medication and health care needs of children. Through SCHIP, more than six million uninsured, low income children today receive a wide range of health services, including regular checkups, immunizations, prescription drugs, laboratory tests, x-rays, hospital visits and more.

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