May 9, 2023
Mental Health | Tea Leaves
  • Two nonprofits and Teva Pharmaceuticals are expanding donations of medications for anxiety and depression to seven new states, potentially reaching more than 650,000 uninsured patients through more than 400 clinics. Launched last summer with the humanitarian organization Direct Relief and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, the program is aimed at expanding medication access for medically underserved patients. The newest states to be added include Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. Teva is making a portfolio of generic medicines, valued at more than $17 million annually, available to free and charitable clinics and pharmacies in Direct Relief’s network. The program was initially piloted in Florida, New Jersey, and California. (Article here)