AZ helped patients save $1.2 billion on medicines in 2012

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Tony Jewell

AstraZeneca helped patients save $1.2 billion through its prescription savings programs in 2012.

AstraZeneca announced today that it helped 562,000 patients save $1.2 billion on nearly 4.6 million free prescriptions through its AZ&Me Prescription Savings programs in 2012.

See the table below for details on how many patients in each state received free medicines from AstraZeneca through the programs.

“At AstraZeneca, we believe it is not enough to simply make medicines,” said Jennifer McGovern, Director, Patient Assistance Programs. “We work with patients and caregivers to help make sure that people who need our medicines have access to them – including by providing them free to qualifying patients under our prescription savings programs.”

AstraZeneca’s prescription savings programs include:

  • AZ&Me Prescription Savings program for people without insurance: AstraZeneca medicines are provided at no cost to qualifying individuals without prescription drug coverage and who have an annual income at or below $35,000 for an individual or $70,000 for a family of four.
  • AZ&Me Prescription Savings program for people with Medicare Part D: AstraZeneca medicines are provided at no cost to qualifying individuals enrolled in Medicare Part D and who have an annual income at or below $35,000 for an individual or $48,000 for a couple.
  • AZ&Me Prescription Savings program for healthcare facilities: AstraZeneca medicines are provided in bulk at no cost to qualifying nonprofit organizations, such as disproportionate share hospitals, community health centers, and community free clinics that have an on-site, nonretail, outpatient licensed pharmacy or dispensary.  Qualifying individuals without prescription drug coverage, through private insurance or government programs, and who have an annual income at or below $35,000 for an individual or $70,000 for a family of four may obtain their AstraZeneca medicines for free from these facilities.

Here are state by state details (click on the state name to see the full news release for that state):

  Patients Value Prescriptions
Alabama 11,186 $24,293,948 96,921
Alaska 309 $941,977 2,784
Arizona 1,853 $5,908,769 18,060
Arkansas 7,398 $17,984,917 72,272
California 20,276 $46,329,788 151,172
Colorado 14,874 $27,224,197 96,094
Connecticut 1,020 $2,664,950 9,334
Delaware 565 $1,436,751 5,840
DC 48 $204,463 681
Florida 50,597 $109,158,857 406,465
Georgia 30,450 $64,696,429 228,812
Hawaii 192 $577,681 2,026
Idaho 3,824 $9,721,643 34,979
Illinois 19,224 $44,827,122 157,549
Indiana 19,968 $38,446,814 170,104
Iowa 10,282 $21,222,745 68,424
Kansas 4,872 $14,491,779 48,462
Kentucky 16,239 $36,660,862 153,623
Louisiana 27,858 $46,396,296 195,828
Maine 1,594 $3,804,794 16,042
Maryland 2,111 $5,560,306 20,892
Massachusetts 581 $1,854,730 5,773
Michigan 13,922 $37,428,694 129,910
Minnesota 1,191 $3,295,911 10,646
Mississippi 6,480 $16,305,149 57,916
Missouri 12,747 $29,406,995 109,791
Montana 2,298 $4,799,158 18,881
Nebraska 2,994 $8,174,557 27,867
Nevada 1,720 $3,779,024 12,140
N. Hampshire 2,597 $6,805,106 30,277
New Jersey 3,870 $10,657,358 36,766
New Mexico 1,490 $4,030,701 12,160
New York 5,059 $14,175,725 49,862
North Carolina 35,663 $79,627,757 316,135
North Dakota 902 $2,355,260 8,517
Ohio 30,975 $69,864,428 256,345
Oklahoma 6,254 $19,288,186 53,172
Oregon 4,519 $11,910,762 40,357
Pennsylvania 10,805 $27,722,205 102,691
Puerto Rico 527 $1,670,554 7,072
Rhode Island 1,315 $3,625,946 12,825
South Carolina 17,759 $37,327,407 140,145
South Dakota 1,116 $3,700,205 11,927
Tennessee 12,781 $41,269,206 119,864
Texas 85,059 $140,613,835 576,342
Utah 1,883 $6,401,974 17,857
Vermont 86 $225,236 755
Virgin Islands 4 $7,999 19
Virginia 32,956 $61,551,053 275,450
Washington 3,080 $9,438,314 27,622
West Virginia 10,917 $23,358,853 99,265
Wisconsin 5,734 $16,267,077 54,450
Wyoming 682 $1,623,883 5,063
Total 562,706 $1.2 billion 4,584,227