Former Gov. Mitch Daniels' Newsroom

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For Immediate Release: Jun 16, 2005
Governor encourages use of Rx for Indiana program during Lawrenceburg visit
LAWRENCEBURG, Indiana (June 16, 2005) – More Hoosiers are learning about the benefits of Rx for Indiana

LAWRENCEBURG, Indiana (June 16, 2005) – More Hoosiers are learning about the benefits of Rx for Indiana. Just three months after inception, the Rx for Indiana program has initially matched over 54,000 people with free or discounted prescription drugs. Today, Governor Mitch Daniels attended an open house at WorkOne in Lawrenceburg to introduce the groundbreaking program to Hoosiers in southeastern Indiana.


“We are making progress in helping Hoosiers obtain significant savings, but this is still the beginning,” said the governor. “I’m encouraged that we’re achieving a higher percentage of initial qualifications.”


Since its launch on March 8, over 74,000 inquiries have been received by Rx for Indiana with more than 54,000 (73%) resulting in initial matches for prescription drug savings.


More than 60 health care, community, business and consumer groups are partnering in Rx for Indiana, designed to simplify the process for Hoosiers to reach pharmaceutical companies offering low-cost or free prescription medications. This clearinghouse program links patients with information about pharmaceutical assistance programs provided by various companies as well as state and federal government. Information about more than 275 public and private programs providing more than 1,800 prescription medications is available.


Volunteers throughout the state are being trained to help others use the Web site, The 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.


The Indiana Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives plays an important role in organizing the volunteer training effort as awareness of Rx for Indiana spreads across the state. Individuals interested in volunteering for the Rx for Indiana program may call 877/483-9275.