Former Gov. Mitch Daniels' Newsroom

Contact: Jane Jankowski
Phone: 317-232-1622

For Immediate Release: Apr 20, 2005
Rx for Indiana update
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (April 20, 2005) – Hoosiers are learning about Rx for Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (April 20, 2005) – Hoosiers are learning about Rx for Indiana. Just six weeks after the launch of the new program that links Hoosiers to companies providing free or significantly reduced-cost prescription medications, Rx for Indiana has already assisted over 37,000 people in the short time it has been in operation.


 “With each day, more and more Hoosiers are finding out how much money they can save on their prescription drugs,” said Daniels. “But this is only the beginning. Our volunteers are only beginning to mobilize to help their neighbors. We have much more work ahead of us.”


Since implementation of Rx for Indiana on March 8, 37,154 people or 67.4 percent of those who have inquired have learned that they initially qualify for savings.


About 60 health care, community, business and consumer groups are partnering in Rx for Indiana, which is designed to simplify the process for Hoosiers to reach pharmaceutical companies that offer low-cost or free prescription medications. Volunteers throughout the state are being trained to help others use the Web site, which is The Web site includes a Spanish-language version.


To reach Rx for Indiana by phone, use the toll free number 877/793-0765 (trained Spanish-speaking operators are available). Persons who are Deaf or hearing impaired may contact Rx for Indiana through Relay Indiana.


Rx for Indiana links patients with information about pharmaceutical assistance programs provided by various companies and through the state or federal government. Information about more than 275 public and private programs that provide more than 1,800 prescription medications is available.


The governor’s Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives is playing a key role in organizing the volunteer training effort as awareness of Rx for Indiana spreads across the state. Individuals who want to volunteer for the Rx for Indiana program may call 877/483-9275.





Media contact:  Jane Jankowski, Office of the Governor, 317/232-1622,