Rx Partnership Focus on Impact
2019 was a year of change in Virginia's health safety net. Medicaid expansion increased access to healthcare for many Virginians but there still remains over 300,000 people left uninsured who continue to struggle to access affordable medication.
Recognizing the continued need, Rx Partnership
increased patient income eligibility to 300% of the federal poverty level,
expanded the number and dosage strengths of generic medications offered, added an additional five clinic partners, and piloted a new program that purchases the top 10 most dispensed generic medications for clinics with pharmacies at
Rx Partnership is committed to ensuring that the most vulnerable Virginians (and the clinics that serve them!) have access to affordable medications to treat their chronic conditions.
Rx Partnership would like to thank our clinic partners,
donors and pharmaceutical partners for
their continued support and commitment!
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Rx Partnership Budget Amendment - Item 303 #5h
Rx Partnership Staff Meets with Delegate Rodney Willett
Rx Partnership staff met with Rodney Willett, newly elected representative of the 73rd Virginia House of Delegates district. Delegate Willett has sponsored a budget amendment that helps increase financial resources for Rx Partnership to continue to do our critical work increasing access to medication for vulnerable Virginians. Please consider contacting your legislator and asking them to support budget amendment Item 303 #5h which increases state funding support for Rx Partnership's critical generic medication access programs by $100,000. For more information,
Rx Partnership Welcomes the Free Clinic of Twin Counties as Newest Clinic Partner
Rx Partnership is excited to announce that the
Free Clinic of the Twin Counties
, located in Galax, Virginia and serving Carroll and Grayson Counties, has joined RxP's Access to Medication Program in November 2019.
According to Melissa Deal, Executive Director:
"The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties is very excited to join the AMP program, this will provide the clinic another way to help offset some of the healthcare expenses of our patients. The Clinic is always looking for ways to remove the barriers to healthcare."
Other AMP clinic partners:
- Community Health Center of the New River Valley, Christiansburg, VA
- Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center, Williamsburg, VA
- Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College, Marion, VA
- Fauquier Free Clinic, Warrenton, VA
- St. Luke Community Clinic, Front Royal, VA
- Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic, Tappahannock,VA
- Chesapeake Care Clinic
- Loudoun Free Clinic, Leesburg, VA
- Page Free Clinic, Lurary, VA
- Living Water Community Clinic, Locust Grove, VA
- Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic, Fredericksburg, VA
Questions about the Access to Medication Program (AMP)?
Please contact Program Director Hope Kestle for more details.
Rx Partnership NEW Program
Pilot Provides Generic Medication Support for Clinic Partners With Pharmacies
As part of Rx Partnership's ambitious strategic vision in FY20, RxP has launched a brand new medication access program t
hat leverages resources to purchase much needed generic medications for clinics with pharmacies cost-effectively through a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO).
RxP is constantly exploring new ways to support our clinic partners and increase medication access for vulnerable Virginians.
But we need your help! To find out about how you can become a partner of RxP, please contact Amy Yarcich.
Questions about the newest RxP program?
Please contact Executive Director, Amy Yarcich for more information.
Thank You to Our Supporters
Rx Partnership Cannot Do What We Do Without YOU!
appreciate all the support
from individuals and organizations that have made our success possible as we work toward the lofty vision of ensuring "Every Virginian has access to the medications they need."
DONATIONS & GRANTS RECEIVED IN THE LAST QUARTER:
Individuals & Private Funds
- Sean Keane
- Tom Anderson
- Jean Garrett
- Bruce Kay
- Cindy and Will Anderson
Foundations & Corporations
Are you interested in investing in our mission?
Please contact Katy Latimer
for more information.
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Biotech Startup Seeks to Make Money by Lowering Drug Prices
A new biotechnology company backed by some of Silicon Valley's biggest investors thinks it can bring some relief from high drug prices.
The company, EQRx, is launching with the express purpose of developing medicines with prices as much as 66% lower than those of existing branded drugs.
VA Drug Coverage Drives Medication Adherence, Patient Access
The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration (VHA) may present a good model for drug pricing that ultimately drives better medication adherence.
Hospital Known For Glamorous Patients Opens New Doors To Its Neediest
Effective Jan. 1, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles broadened eligibility for charity care to 400% of the federal poverty level for free care and 600% for discounted care.
Pharma execs pitch ideas at #JPM20 to lower drug costs. None of them include dropping their own prices
CEOs from the world's largest pharmaceutical companies pitched ideas for lowering drug prices at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this week. None, however, offered to cut prices on any of their own drugs.
2019 was supposed to be the year Washington lowered drug prices. What happened?
Lawmakers of all stripes made an agreement the day following the midterm elections last November: While they might not agree on much, they would work together to lower prescription drug prices.
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