Sacramento Health Clinic Helps Publicize Free Drug Programs
Clinic Manager Cindy Ausmer
A small Sacramento health clinic is teaming up with the powerful pharmaceutical industry to let people know there is help available if they can’t afford the prescription drugs they need.
Monday, September 18, 2006
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is touring California this month and its bus made a stop Monday at the Sacramento Family Medical Clinic on Watt Avenue. The purpose – to publicize the nearly 500 programs available from the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government to help people who can’t afford their prescription medications.
Family clinic manager Cindy Ausmer says the programs cover more than 25 hundred drugs and can save qualifying consumers lots of money:
It could be anywhere from between a thousand dollars a year, up to thousands of dollars.
The pharmaceutical industry has offered such programs for the past 50 years, but only recently started publicizing them.