"Bristol-Myers Squibb has robust patient assistance programs for cancer patients and this contribution reinforces our commitment to helping patients gain access to the medicines they need," said John Tsai, vice president, U.S. Medical, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "We are proud to support the HealthWell Foundation in its mission to reduce barriers to care for underinsured patients."
In addition to its support of cancer patients, Bristol-Myers Squibb has a number of patient assistance programs in place in other disease areas for eligible patients. In 2011, the company helped more than 200,000 patients with free Bristol-Myers Squibb prescription medications estimated at more than $400 million through donations to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation as well as other programs.
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