The latest unemployment numbers were announced by the US Department of Labor yesterday, and were higher than expected. It was also announced yesterday that there will be many auto dealers closing as a part of the industry-wide restructuring.
While this is an extremely tough time for many, it seems like a good time to remind people about GSK's Patient Assistance Programs, which have been in place since December 2000.
Since about half of Americans have at least one chronic disease--many of which can be managed but often require medication--we're concerned about the health of those who have lost their jobs and health insurance. We're proud to be able to offer free medicines to those who have lost their jobs and meet the income eligibility guidelines. GSK's patient assistance programs do not limit help based on when a person lost his or her job or how long he or she has been taking GSK medicines.
GSK gives away medicines valued at more than $1 million each day to those who need help. We encourage those who have lost their jobs, lack health insurance or who are facing economic hardship to visit our website (www.gskforyou.com) to get more information and see if one of our programs can help them maintain or gain access to the medicines they need.
This is indeed a time of great stress and hardship for many Americans, and we want to do all that we can to support good health through improved access to medicines.