AstraZeneca Continues to Help Tennesseans in
Need through Dispensary of Hope
--Programs Expand Access to Prescription Medications--
May 19, 2010 02:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Dispensary of Hope, a not-for-profit social venture
that provides sustainable access to medicine for uninsured communities, today announced a continued collaboration
with AstraZeneca under one of the company’s prescription savings programs—AZ&Me™ for healthcare facilities.
AstraZeneca is a partner of the Dispensary’s Continued Access Program that joins the efforts of pharmaceutical
companies and other healthcare organizations to provide access to more than 2,000 medications to treat a variety of
chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and neurological disorders. The program offers a
comprehensive solution by centralizing patient enrollment and coordinating prescription fulfillment, while providing
“Now, more than ever, we need to help people in Tennessee get the medicines they need,” said Jennifer McGovern,
Director, Patient Assistance Programs, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. “With the impact of recent flooding and
changes to the state Medicaid program, those who may have never thought they would need patient assistance are
looking to the Dispensary of Hope as a vital resource.”
Flood victims in need of securing medications can simply call 1-888-428-HOPE (4673) to qualify for the program.
Patients need only to answer a series of basic questions, including name, date of birth, name of medications,
physician’s name, and the pharmacy where they currently fill prescriptions. The patient then goes to a participating
Dispensary pharmacy to pick up the prescriptions. If they are unable to access a participating pharmacy, the 1-888
number will provide alternative options.
“AstraZeneca has been involved with the Dispensary of Hope since the beginning,” said Scott Cornwell, Chief
Operating Officer of the Dispensary of Hope. “We val