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  1. matthew marsack - August 7, 2014 5:32 pm

    I need help with getting a discount care.

    • Samuel Rulon-Miller - September 3, 2014 7:44 pm

      Matthew, give us a call at 800-503-6897 and let’s see how we can help!

  2. Terry Lewis - August 14, 2018 10:02 am

    Yes I was very happy to receive my needymeds card.My first prescription was $67 and with my new needymeds card I paid only $17 thank you very much.A new company took over where I work and took away all of our benefits including our health insurance.Im 71 years old the card really helped. Thanks

  3. KS Duke - January 17, 2020 9:06 pm

    This is a message to Rich Sagall.
    Rich, I remember you from the early 2000s when I was directing the Medicine for People in Need project, based in the SF Bay area. What a nice surprise to see that you continue to help people with access to medications that may have large price tags. Although I now keep up only a moderate amount on prescription drug pricing and access issues, I was interested to see the recent announcement by our Governor (Gavin Newsom, California) that his proposed budget for this year will include our state to get involved in manufacturing generic drugs. If that initiative moves forward, it will be an interesting time for our state–and perhaps other parties–planning to take action on soaring drug prices.

    Kathryn Sáenz Duke


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