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By The Skanner News
Published: 23 August 2006

Portland, Ore. " Oregonians who cannot afford their prescription medications will receive free help TODAY from the "Help is Here Express," a traveling education center making its way across the country to raise awareness and educate the public about patient assistance programs. The bus is a part of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a growing national program to help patients access prescription medicines. The "Help is Here Express" will make stops in Gresham, Beaverton, and Hillsboro, today, August 28. The "Help is Here Express" is making a stop today in these Oregon cities to offer help to anyone who is having trouble affording their prescription medicine. Since its launch in April 2005, the program -- sponsored by America"s pharmaceutical research companies working with doctors, pharmacists, health care providers and community groups -- has helped more than 2.5 million patients nationally, and over 34,000 in Oregon.

Gresham: Monday, August 28 , 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gresham Family Practice , 501 NE Hood, Gresham, Ore.
The bus will be in the parking lot.

Beaverton: Monday, August 28 , 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, Ore.
The bus will be in the west parking lot across from library "off Hall Street.

Hillsboro: Monday, August 28 , 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuality Health Education Center , 334 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, Ore.
The bus will be in the parking lot "across from Tuality Community Hospital.

Oregon"s Partnership for Prescription Assistance has 35 partners statewide. For more information, please call (503) 595-8350 or (503) 201-7019.

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