Elderly could receive help with prescriptions

STAFF REPORTS

  
Pfizer Inc. may help as many as 165,000 low-income elderly people from Tennessee with prescription drug costs. A new Pfizer for Living Share Card program will enable needy seniors to buy Pfizer medications for a flat fee of $15.
   Rep. Cole expressed his support of Pfizer yesterday. "I strongly support this ground breaking Pfizer initiative to provide prescription medications to the seven million elderly Americans who are in most need," Cole said. "The Share Card will provide immediate access to over 80 Pfizer medications, including treatments for diseases that are widespread among the elderly, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease."
   Cole also stated that Pfizer will give health information to seniors that are eligible to apply for health benefits through programs that already exist.
   "While federal and state governments continue to work to expand prescription drug coverage for the elderly, Pfizer has taken an important step in bridging this gap in health care for low-income seniors," Cole said.
   All those interested in learning more about the Pfizer Care Card may call 1-800-717-6005 for information.