AstraZeneca, the global biopharmaceutical company, has donated $3.8 million worth of prescription medicines to AmeriCares for chronically ill Americans who rely on safety net clinics for their medical care. The donation is one of the largest AmeriCares received in the past year for its domestic aid deliveries.
AmeriCares is delivering the medicines to free clinics and community health centers through its U.S. Medical Assistance Program, which provides free medicines and medical supplies to 400 health care facilities serving the poor and uninsured across the United States. The AstraZeneca products are expected to benefit patients of about 100 clinics in 28 states.
"The medicines donated by AstraZeneca are among the most frequently requested products by our partner clinics," said Morgan White, manager of AmeriCares U.S. Medical Assistance Program. "Thanks to our partnership with AstraZeneca, we are helping the most vulnerable Americans."
Among the clinics receiving AstraZeneca products are: