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In the Wall Street Journal (2/19) Health Blog, Vanessa Fuhrmans wrote, “Demand for free prescription drugs continues to skyrocket after already big increases in 2008, drug assistance programs around the country report.” And, much “of the new business is from people recently laid off who have lost their health coverage along with their jobs.” According to the Dispensary of Hope, “the number of patients coming to its dispensing sites in Tennessee and several other states jumped 40 percent to 60 percent in the fourth quarter of last year.” And “the Partnership for Prescription Drug Assistance…reports long lines at every stop for help finding free medications or subsidies as its promotional vans currently tour Texas and New Jersey.” Additionally, mail-order pharmacy Welvista “says the patient-assistance applications it gets from clinics around the state nearly doubled in January.”

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