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Bristol-Myers Squibb donates $6.9 million to support cancer patients

January 19, 2012
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PRINCETON, N.J. — Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced a donation of $6.9 million to support the HealthWell Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, healthcare premiums and deductibles for certain treatments, according to a press release.

The donation was made to HealthWell''s co-pay assistance funds to help underinsured cancer patients with their out-of-pocket disease related expenses that are not covered by their insurance plans, regardless of treatment selected.

"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."

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