- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Low-income seniors with no drug insurance will be able to get a month's supply of prescriptions like the depression-treating Prozac and the osteoporosis-fighting Evista for $12 each.
The new drug-assistance plan from Eli Lilly and Co. is the pharmaceutical industry's latest effort to help needy older Americans while the federal government debates broader coverage. In January, Pfizer Inc. announced a similar program offering a month's supply of one of its prescriptions for $15.
Lilly's program, called LillyAnswers, began yesterday. It is open to seniors with no prescription-drug coverage and annual incomes below $18,000, or under $24,000 for couples same as for Pfizer's plan.
Seniors can apply for a card by calling 1-877-RX-LILLY. The application process takes two to four weeks, and eligibility will be verified through copies of the applicant's most recent tax return and Medicare card. Participating pharmacies will begin accepting the card April 1.

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