For Immediate Release
AbbVie Joins HarborPath to Help Uninsured Individuals with HIV/AIDS Access Prescription Medicines
− Participating Supporters include AbbVie, Bristol-MyersSquibb ,Gilead Sciences, Merck and ViiV Healthcare –
Columbia, SC - February 20, 2014 HarborPath, an organization which provides a single point of access to HIV/AIDS medications through patient assistance programs, welcomes AbbBie as a particiapating company. AbbVie, wich is donating HIV/AIDS medications and providing program funding, is the most recent pharmaceutical company to support HarborPath since its formation in July 2012.
"The addition of AbbVie as one of our partners brings us one step closer to offering uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS access to their full regimien of medications through ALL pharmaceutical-sponsored patient assistance programs," said Ken Trogdon, Jr., President of HarborPath. "Missing doses or not filling prescriptions for treatment may lead to serious health consequences. By providing access to free medicines through these safety net assistance programs, we can help meet a critical need, further improiving medication adherence."
HarborPath also administers the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Waiting List Program. Medications donated by AbbVie, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Gilead, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and ViiV Healthcare are dispensed to individuals who are on their state's ADAP Waiting Lists through the HarborPath mail-order pharmacy.
"HarborPath's dedication to meeting the needs of individuals on the ADAP waiting list confirmed our decision to support its efforts to provide access to medicines for individuals living with HIV/AIDS," said Tracie Haas, Vice President, Social Responsibility, AbbVie. "As a global leader in healthcare, we share this commitment to helping improve care and support for the unisured living with HIV/AIDS.
HarborPath is a 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to provide streamlined access to HIV/AIDS medications through patient assistance programs via an online portal. For more information, visit www.harborpath.org.
Sam Brown Inc. PR for HarborPath
Ken Trogdon, Jr.