Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation and Americares Expand Produce to Give Program

Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (“BI Cares”) and Americares have expanded their partnership program that provides a free supply of medication to eligible uninsured patients in the U.S. to now include patients in Tanzania and El Salvador. Under this international expansion, Boehringer Ingelheim has committed to producing a portfolio of critically needed medicines that will be distributed by Americares internationally as well as at free clinics in the U.S.

Patients suffering from hypertension, chronic respiratory problems and diabetes may receive a supply of Boehringer Ingelheim medicines free of charge. Approximately 6,000 patients are expected to benefit from the expanded program. The donated Boehringer Ingelheim medicines will allow safety net clinics to increase capacity and provide more comprehensive care.

“Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation is committed to improving access to healthcare with a focus on underserved patients,” said Karen Iannella, President, Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation. “This expanded program with our valued partner, Americares, is our latest way to accomplish this goal.”

“Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation has long been one of our most generous pharmaceutical donors and now they have expanded their commitment to help even more patients,” said Americares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis. “Good health will now be within reach for thousands of people who struggle to manage serious chronic health conditions.”

In 2018, Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation donated more than $185 million of medicines to underserved patients around the globe through its Product Donations Program. In addition, the Foundation donated over $350 million in medicines to eligible U.S. patients through its Patient Assistant Program. Over its 18-year history, the Foundation has donated $3.2 billion in medicines in the U.S. and around the world.

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