Join us for an #Rxsave Twitter chat

Azandmelogo AstraZeneca (@AstraZenecaUS) will host a one-hour chat on Twitter at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, February 16 to raise awareness about helping patients save money through prescription savings programs.

The chat will be led by Jennifer McGovern, the director of the AZ&Me prescription savings programs. She will answer questions while offering ideas about how patient assistance needs are evolving and how social media can be used to reach eligibile patients.

To join the discussion, participants just need to use their Twitter account – and follow the discussion through the #rxsave hashtag.

AstraZeneca provides free medicines to eligible patients through its AZ&Me prescription savings programs.  Over the last three years, patients saved a total of $2.3 billion on 10.6 million prescriptions since the economic downturn took hold in 2008.

To learn if you or someone you know are eligible for the AZ&Me savings programs, click here or call 1-800-AZandMe (292-6363).

Update: There has been considerable interest in the chat and a few questions about what we will be able to discuss about medicines and diseases, given regulations and the 140-character limit on Twitter.

We recognize those constraints and will therefore have to limit our engagement on prescription savings programs and how we can better reach patients in need.

For those with questions about medicines, please contact us here.

- By Tony Jewell

One Comment on “Join us for an #Rxsave Twitter chat

  1. Hi!
    I participated in the chat last night and think it was excellent. I learned a great deal about AstraZeneca’s RX Savings program. I hope you continue to host twitter chats in the future. It was certainly a great learning experience for all involved.
    You should check out the great coverage of the event on the WEGO Health blog: http://blog.wegohealth.com/2011/02/17/one-small-step-for-social-media-junkies-one-giant-step-for-pharma-kind/
    Thanks for hosting!

%d bloggers like this: